Pretty fibro friendly clothes: Marks and Spencer teal print summer dress

I love pretty clothes yet when you have fibromyalgia clothes don't necessarily like you, so you need to start looking for modifications to your wardrobe. Just because we have an illness it does not stop our desire to look good.

Pretty fibro-friendly clothes are all about the items that catch my eye and match some of the requirements that I now need.

This is the first addition to this series, I hope to inspire my readers if they are looking for something pretty.

First and foremost I detest shopping for clothes so if you are like me then this is the blog series for you. I know what I like and what shops are accommodating with what I look for in clothes. Most of the things I will be sharing will be from UK high street shops and all to suit my budget. Most of these shops will now ship abroad and if not then still read on and follow the series as I am sure it does us all good just to look at someone else's perspective on clothes. I have often read blogs and been inspired by a look without purchasing that exact item. 

I don't like clothes shopping as the thought of manoeuvring Speedy my mobility scooter into a changing cubicle would spoil a good day. I would then need to get undressed having gone through the pain and difficulty of getting dressed already that day. It is no fun at all with a sore body to be playing dress up in the shops.

Online shopping is the only way for me.

This dress is so pretty, the colours just make me smile. Teals, yellows, and purple are always going to catch my eye.

So what makes this dress fibro friendly? 

  • The high cotton content as it is 97% cotton. 
  • Many of us no longer wear a bra so this is ideal as it has thicker supportive straps and fitted over the bust area. 
  • The length is below the knee so for the wheelchair and mobility scooter ladies this is ideal and elegant. 
  • Self-tie belts as they are more comfortable. 
  • Not fitted around my lower tummy as it gets swollen and sore with IBS. 

Obviously, this is not me in the images, this lady is a size 8 model and I am a size 20 model but I know I would look equally as good. 

Yes, I am just like you, I gained loads of weight being unwell but I never let it get me down or let the scales tell me what I can I can not wear. We are all beautiful amazing fibro warriors and we come in whatever size we want. Skinny women are super as are fat ones we just need to love our bodies a little bit more. If you are in the plus dept like me then yes, you can be fat, unwell and beautiful. Fat is not a nasty word it is a cute cuddly happy one so embrace it. 

For me, this is not an everyday item. I would wear this to a daytime special gathering such as a summer christening or a wedding. It would be ideal as a holiday dress as it could be dressed up or down with accessories. 

This dress comes in sizes 6 to 24 and is from Marks and Spencer so the sizes and fit are always good.
The cost of the dress is £55 plus free delivery.

Here is a link if you fancy purchasing this frock for yourself.

Please let me know if you have this pretty dress or if you enjoy my new blog series.

Love and gentle hugs to you all


  1. I liked reading this and how you listed the clothing's perks! And I love the dress you've picked out. I mostly wear dresses--and have for several years now--but that doesn't mean you can't find ones that aren't special and/or comfy. I hope you continue with this series :)

    1. Hello hunny, thank you so much for reading this blog and commenting, it means so much. I love dresses I still look at the ones that are totally not for me now and have a little day dream wearing them. Love and Hugs xxxx

  2. Thanks so much for this post, I love it! I'm a 49yr chronic pain sufferer of 35yrs, diagnosed with M.E. ten years ago. I've always had a love of fashion & beauty and, until a couple of years ago, wouldn't be seen in my back garden without full make-up and perfectly coiffed hair. However, increased symptoms and low mood have left me dressing like a male trucker on better days (fine if you ARE a male trucker) and oftentimes in pyjamas. Your post is a timely reminder that our illness doesn't have to define us and, with a bit of thought (someone else's, not mine......), it's possible to be fabulous, fibro fighting and not-far-off-fifty!. Your illustrations are what first drew me to your blog and, it's true, the use of bright colours really is uplifting in clothes and life. Thanks for inspiring me to get out of my style rut and even dig out my most fuschia pink lipgloss! X


    1. Becky, thank you so much for finding my blog. You made me laugh with the "dressing like a male trucker" ha ha I do that well on some days also. When you wake and have zero energy it is allowed, at least we know we can scrub up on a semi decent day.
      I always grab a selfie on the better days, it inspires myself to think what is possible.
      Huge love and hugs xxxx

  3. Hi again, it's Becky from the earlier post at 12:17. You mention your scooter, Speedy. Do you mind me asking which make and model you use? I'm in the process of researching for hire of one. Any feedback would be much appreciated. I have chronic pain throughout but worst areas are upper body, especially arms, hands and neck. I otherwise use elbow crutches or 4-wheel rollator to get around.

    Many thanks.

    1. Becky, I honestly could not live without it. My legs are so painful and my right arm/shoulder aches if I use my cane for short walks. Initially I bought it thinking it would be for a few months to get me through a really bad flare but I now use it daily as it lessens the pain so much.
      This is my scooter, I bought it from Amazon.
      I did not want a large one as I don't have the storage space and this fits perfect into my Dad's boot for me.
      I really do recommend getting one xxxxx


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