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Max up the style this summer

Maxi dresses and jumpsuits have elbowed their way to the front of the wardrobe.

The fashion police may have professed boredom with long hemlines for yet another summer but it's an enduring love affair, and one that Marks & Spencer has channelled well.

The style quotient climbed like the mercury yesterday when M&S rolled out its summer looks.

There was everything from smart trilbys to elegant jumpsuits.

A purple one costing €40 was the real showstopper and the maxi print at €120 had all the hallmarks of easy-wear fashion.

Irish Independent