H&M has had a huge store here in Atlanta for a few years now down at Atlantic Station and I recently discovered there is also one at Cumberland Mall. I never used to shop there much when I lived in the UK, but having been introduced to their children’s clothing I found myself appreciating their cheap, disposable fashion more and more. When MM and I used to venture out more often (we’re much happier watching t.v. and cuddling on the sofa these days) I could always count on H&M for a fabulous, cheap dress that would work for a one off occasion.
Having reviewed some of my recent posts I realized that my uniform of skinny jeans and patterned pants was getting a bit old, and with the onset of colder weather I find myself pining to wear snuggly tights and a dress. Now Boden tunics have always been my go to, but I fear I have OD’d. I’ve recently had a great clear out of all my tunics, and though I did order the collared tunic recently, it worked on me like a lead balloon – NOT flattering in the slightest on my busty, waistless, hipless frame. So I am still in search of great weekend/day dresses that aren’t too long, are jersey or knitted so they work on my frame, and can preferably be worn with leggings or tights. Hence I took a rare wander through H&M at the weekend. I felt like I was cheating with a Swede behind my Spanish lover’s back…but it was fun:)
Here’s what I found – it’s neither jersey or knitted, nor do I think it will work with leggings but it is a stunner! Above the knee, full of fabulous colors and it will work with black or burgundy tights, plus at $35 it is a steal!
There’s also a cute tunic version of the dress for those days when a fitted dress is not going to be comfortable enough!
These t-shirt dresses are fab – though I would venture to say too short with tights – better with leggings worn as a long t-shirt. The website only shows this color but in store they had grey, burgundy and green stripe too. At $14.95 they are worth one in every color.
Finally this knitted dress was perfect – I love the asymmetrical hem, again though a little too short at the front for my years to wear it as a dress – but I particularly love the black and the brown melange – both would look great with black leggings – again a great price at $25!
Very impressed I have to say H&M…I will be back for a gander soon once I let Zara know about us.
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