Marks & Spencer's latest £45 shacket is a hit with fashion-savvy shoppers who say it's 'perfect for summer'. The quilted denim shacket, ideal for the transitioning weather of spring and the upcoming summer months, is flying off the shelves.

As we welcome the new season, the urge to don our trusty denim jackets grows, but M&S offers a stylish alternative with its Pure Cotton Denim Quilted Shacket, priced at £45, which provides that extra bit of warmth with its additional padding.

This isn't your average denim jacket; it features diamond stitch quilting, making it a standout garment that doubles as an accessory due to its distinctive design. It boasts a regular fit, a collared neckline, and patch pockets, all brought together with mock horn buttons and elegantly curved hems for a polished look.

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Crafted from pure cotton, this soft denim jacket is available in sizes six to 24 and has been lauded by customers for its lightweight yet cosy quality, perfect for those cooler spring evenings.

Some M&S enthusiasts have noted that the shacket, which is a hybrid between a shirt and jacket, tends to be on the larger side, suggesting that buyers might consider sizing down. However, many are fans of its relaxed style, complete with dropped shoulders for an effortlessly chic yet smart appearance, reports The Mirror.

The M&S Pure Cotton Denim Quilted Shacket
The jacket is versatile and cosy

A delighted shopper commented: "So versatile, so comfy. Roomy on shoulder and bit long on sleeve so you could go down a size but I love this slightly oversize fit. Love it."

As a second shopper commented: "A really lovely jacket - will be perfect for spring dog walks."

And another added: "Gotta have this perfect spring/summer/autumn denim shacket - life feels better wearing this."

A fourth praised the item as a 'great addition' to their wardrobe, stating: "Lovely jacket. Perfect casual fit. Goes with anything for a smart daytime look when shopping or in the countryside."

However, not all feedback was positive, with some customers criticising the sleeve length. One customer expressed disappointment: "This is a beautiful jacket I had seen it in store and decided to purchase on line. The real let down is the sleeve length! Far too long and rather intricate on the cuff to try and alter. Fine in the spring when you can push the sleeves up but not really the style to do that! I have kept it and have to turn the cuff under, a shame! ! ".

The shacket's versatility has been celebrated - ideal for pairing with jeans and trainers or dressing up with smart trousers and boots. For those who may not fancy this denim shacket but are looking for a quilted option, Nobody's Child offers a cream coloured reversible borg bomber jacket that's both warm and stylish, currently on sale for £46.

Alternatively, H&M's quilted jacket in a stunning sage colour is light green, collarless and priced at £34.99. If you're willing to splurge a bit more for something that's not only practical and warm but also incredibly attractive, Free People's Chloe jacket is worth considering.

Priced at £188, it's made from cotton, rayon and polyester, ensuring warmth during the cooler summer evenings. The dolman-style silhouette is striking, and the pattern, such as this pink and cream floral design, is simply beautiful.

If you're as fond of the denim style as we are, you can purchase it from M&S here. You can keep up to date with the latest What's On news by signing up to the newsletter here.