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Knee length dresses to take you into spring

longer length dresses

We present this season's most wearable longer-length dresses, from casual shifts to smarter occasion wear. Gransnetters share their tips for finding a flattering, longer length dress on the high street.


"Boden sells all its dresses in three lengths - I like them below my chubby knees and so I buy their jersey wrap dresses in longer length."

boden dress
Casual linen dress Chic belted dress

"Boden sells all its dresses in three lengths."

Choose from regular or long length. Also comes in pretty navy polka dots - perfect for spring!

Buy: Boden, £69.50

Buy: Boden, £89.50



"It has taken me years to find the right style of dress for me - now I tend to have fitted A-line dresses, shifts in cotton, or wrap-around jersey styles which are flattering to my shape." 

resort dress jigsaw kimono dress
Animal print resort dress Engineered stripe kimono dress

Relaxed and floaty, this M&S offering falls right to mid-calf.

Knee length, 100% silk and nipped in at the waist - modern elegance at its best.

Buy: Marks & Spencer, £59

Buy: Jigsaw, £169



"I got a Bombshell dress a couple of years ago in the sale and it is just the most flattering dress I've ever owned. Go for it!"

Confident red moss crepe dress Liberty archive lilac print dress

"It is just the most flattering dress I've ever owned."

Relaxed but smart and so versatile it can be worn year-round.

Buy: Bombshell London, £255

Buy: Bombshell London, £267



"Hobbs. They are expensive but worth saving for. The cut is sculpted, the materials top quality and I never saw anyone look bad in one."

Tanya dress Athena dress

With a wrap fastening and its simple skirt, this is a great option for an evening out.

A classic little black dress with a diagonal twist that makes it flattering and easy-to-wear.

Buy: Hobbs, House of Fraser, £99

Buy: Hobbs, House of Fraser, £79



"I discovered John Lewis's Personal Style Edit online. You put in all the relevant data (height, weight, age etc) plus all the things you want to avoid - tops of arms in my case!"

boden dress
Tie waist dress Sophie chambray dress

A slouchy, cool, long-sleeved shirt dress that hangs beautifully.

A full skirt and cap sleeves make this one perfect for spring and summer.

Buy: Marks & Spencer, £55

Buy: Phase Eight, £89



"I bought a dress for work by Damsel in a Dress, a label I would never have tried before, and it's just perfect."

boden dress
Snow Leopard shift dress Diora dress

The perfect print to see spring in with, this dress falls right to the knee.

A peplum frill around the hips and waist makes this both smart and flattering.

Buy: Damsel in a Dress, John Lewis, £59

Buy: Damsel in a Dress, John Lewis, £74


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