I’m often pleasantly surprised by M&S childrenswear. Unlike many other high street offerings, the clothes aren’t slathered with slogans or television characters and occasionally look rather designery. I spotted the Autograph party dresses the other day and thought they were worth sharing. There’s a rainbow of pleated frocks – think cobalt, coral and egg yellow – the layered daisy designs would work perfectly for bridesmaids and then there’s my favourite: a charcoal grey pintuck dress with yellow stitching and underskirt. Prices start from Â£17 to Â£37 in sizes from 1 to 7 years.