M&S Dresses The Grand Illusion! For curves

If your gym attendances have lapsed lately but you are still yearning for that slim waist without the effort, why not take a tip out of the fashion book of actress Liv Tyler and treat yourself to the latest hot product in fashion trickery, the side paneled dress. The ingenious black panels in these dresses draw your eyes inwards, and give the illusion of a narrow waist and an overall slimmer silhouette.

The good news is that you don’t need to have the budget of a movie star to create this grand illusion, just head to your local M&S and get the look for only £39.50 with the chic and elegant white block shift dress. If white isn’t your colour, there is always the Beige shift dress with the square neck and side panels which have a shoulder detail to make this versatile for both day and night wear.

By adding a classic cardigan or black blazer for work you can then go straight onto an evening event simply by removing it, so two great looks in one can be yours for only £45. If you are petite or have a rectangular, boyish figure the nude and white sleeveless dress is perfect for you as it will accentuate your waist and shoulders with black detailing, giving the illusion of curves. Another snip you can get online for only £39.50.

For those lucky ladies who are taller, there is a sleeveless block dress in purple, black and white with a slash neck. This is a wonderful garment and the cotton rich fabric makes it perfect for any summer event. Once again, this will cost you only a purse friendly £39.50.