Duchess Meghan Markle’s Marks & Spencer dress is back – and in brand new prints

We want them all!

meghan markle marks spencer smart works dress back new prints
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Duchess Meghan Markle’s famous Marks & Spencer dress has returned. And smart shift dress is now available in new prints.

  • Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex partnered up with charity Smart Works earlier this year to launch a workwear clothing capsule collection.
  • The range, which launched in various British retailers including Marks & Spencer, included a chic shift dress suitable for all occasions.
  • In other royal news, the Duchess of Sussex picked a very special dress for her first appearance since the Sussexes' controversial ITV documentary.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex is loved by royal fans for her immaculate sense of style.

The Duchess is never spotted in a bad outfit, always seen out and about channelling her effortless on-trend style whether casual, smart or fully dressed up.

So fans went wild when the royal released her own clothing collection earlier this year.

meghan markle marks spencer smart works dress back new prints

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The Duchess partnered up with charity Smart Works, an organisation that helps women in need get back into the workplace and donates clothing to them.

Teaming up to release a workwear capsule clothing collection, the charity along with Duchess Meghan released key pieces in high-street stores Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Jigsaw.

And one of the standout pieces from the collection was Marks & Spencer’s chic black shift dress.

meghan markle marks spencer smart works dress back new prints

SHOP NOW: Crepe Shift Dress, £19.50, Marks & Spencer

The versatile frock was loved by customers for its ability to suit any occasion – it can be dressed up for a smart evening, dressed down for daytime casual or worn alone for a day in the office.

And now, not only is it back in stores, it’s available in a whole load of gorgeous designs.

First the original black dress expanded its offering to a rich royal blue colour and a deep shocking pink.

meghan markle marks spencer smart works dress back new prints

SHOP NOW: Animal Print Crepe Shift Dress, £19.50, Marks & Spencer

The design then expanded to a trendy black and brown animal print and bright orange floral print option.

And now there are two more designs to pick from.

First up is a glam dark pink version of the gorgeous animal design.

meghan markle marks spencer smart works dress back new prints

SHOP NOW: Animal Print Shift Dress, £19.50, Marks & Spencer

But our favourite option has to be the new delicate blue paisley pattern.

And we’re not the only ones who are loving it because the new pattern, that is currently only available online, has already sold out in five sizes!

meghan markle marks spencer smart works dress back new prints

SHOP NOW: Crepe Paisley Print Shift Dress, £19.50, Marks & Spencer

There are still five sizes in stock though, so if you do want to get your hands on it we suggest doing so quickly before all the rest fly off the shelves.

All of the prints come in at £19.50 and they’re all available on the Marks & Spencer website, and (apart from the Paisley print) in stores across the country.

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.


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