New Season Style from per una

Chris Hurley takes a look at the new autumn collection from per una

For ladies of a certain age, finding stylish clothes at an affordable price is not easy, so it’s great to see that per una have come up with just the thing with their autumn/winter collection.
The new season look for per una is anchored around stylish key pieces that can be mixed and matched to create different looks. The collection features the array of vibrant prints and vivid colours that you expect to find at per una, but this season there’s also pared back minimal pieces in sophisticated tones.

Much thought appears to have gone into the design, palette and cut to create a collection of stylish, flattering and easy-to-wear pieces. If you are slim enough to wear them, there are wrap dresses in soft fabrics that nip in at the waist to create an hourglass silhouette. And if you have a bit of a tummy (and who hasn’t?) there are shift dresses with a simple but flattering gathering detail. Also, with the aim of creating the illusion of a slimmer silhouette there is panel detailing on tops and pencil skirts.

The collection not only features lovely tops and dresses with longer sleeve lengths, but also a wide selection of jackets and cardigans for those of us wanting to cover our arms. Per una always pays particular attention to detail and this season the detailing is sophisticated and refined giving a real touch of quality to each garment.

Key pieces include unstructured jackets and cardigans with waterfalls lapels, which sit with delicate blouses and tops in block colours or prints. Tailored tapered leg trousers and wide leg trousers with button detailing offer smart dressing options and more casual looks can be created with the fine jersey drawstring skirt in charcoal grey and coloured chinos. The printed wrap dress is the ultimate style staple and not only is it the most flattering shape, it’s also the perfect option to take you from day-to-night.


Per Una Open Front Ponte Jacket £49.50


Per Una Abstract Pleat Front Print Dress with Belt £39.50


Per Una Slash Neck Abstract Print Chiffon Dress £39.50


Per Una Snakeskin Print Dress £39.50

 Per Una Spirograph Print Dress £35.00

 The per una Autumn Winter collection from per una is available in store at Marks and Spencer and online.  To view the per una dress collection click here

We were also pleased to see that Twiggy for M&S Woman’s third collection is now online. Working closely with the M&S design team Twiggy has taken inspiration from both her first and second collections updating popular dress shapes with gorgeous prints. And as I missed out last time on the sell-out silver sequin jacket I am delighted to see it back in the collection and even more pleased that it will be available in bronze.

 The statement sequin jacket £79

Twiggy for M&S Woman is available in sizes 8=24 exclusively online at