Dress of the day: The £25 flattering, floral M&S midi that’s selling fast

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The affordable £25 dress to know about this week. (Marks & Spencer/Yahoo Life UK)

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We're on the hunt for all the best spring/summer staples to buy now and wear for years to come, from lightweight wide leg linen trousers to a worthy new dress addition that's flattering, floral and under £30.

One of our favourite summer looks is a midi dress with trainers or sandals; it's easy, stylish and hassle-free. And if you're on a budget we've discovered the Marks & Spencer Jersey Ditsy Print Midi Dress for just £25.

The lightweight jersey fabric makes it perfect for warmer days and its self-tie belt adds an extra something, making it suitable to be taken right through to the evening.

Our suggestion? Pair it with a denim jacket and a pair of trainers and you've got a ready-made brunch outfit. Watch out, though, it's selling out quickly and we can see why.

Why we rate it:

Available in short, regular or long lengths, you can dress to your height but also to your preference. If you'd like more of a midaxi look, try sizing up a length. If you're usually a regular fit, a long fit will give you an extra floaty finished look.

As well as its three fits; short, regular and long, the dress is available in sizes six to 24.

Oh, but that's not all. We're suckers for a puffed sleeve, a simple outfit elevation which makes it more than an everyday midi dress.

The combination of classic ditsy style with modern flourishes makes it not only flattering, but on-trend, too.

The self-tie belt adds an extra layer of elegance. (Marks & Spencer)
The self-tie belt adds an extra layer of elegance. (Marks & Spencer)
Go up a length for a more midaxi feel. (Marks & Spencer)
Go up a length for a more midaxi feel. (Marks & Spencer)

£25 at M&S

If you're looking for something for a more dressed-up evening out, pair it with a blazer draped over your shoulders and a pair of heeled sandals. Don't be afraid to add a pop of colour to your feet, too. We're thinking fuchsia.

What the reviews say:

You don't have to take our word for it, these happy shoppers are also on the floral tea dress bandwagon.

  • "Lovely dress. Easy to wear and no frills or tiers. True to size."

  • "Very pretty dress. Easy to wear for going out or shopping. Size and length right for me."

  • "Looked way better than I expected and fits perfectly. I'd usually take a bigger size just in case and I didn't have to with this dress. Really good buy."

  • "Quite fitted on waist. Very flattering, beautiful pretty print."

  • "Easy to wear day dress, bought in short length which was a good fit for my height of 5 foot, still mid calf. Would have preferred a slightly lower neck line."

The one thing many of the reviewers seem to agree on is that they wish the dress came in more prints. Your move, M&S.

Buy it: Jersey Ditsy Floral Midi Tea Dress | £25 from Marks & Spencer

(Marks & Spencer)
(Marks & Spencer)

£25 at M&S

If you're looking for similar midi dress but with a slightly different neckline, M&S has you covered. From collars to scoop necks, these are our top midi dress picks for under £30.

Buy it: Jersey Floral V-Neck Midi Tea Dress | £25 from Marks & Spencer

A v-neck take on the popular puffed sleeve midi. (Marks & Spencer)
A v-neck take on the popular puffed sleeve midi. (Marks & Spencer)

£25 at M&S

Buy it: Jersey Floral Puff Sleeve Midi Tiered Dress | £25 from Marks & Spencer

This tiered midi dress screams summer holiday. (Marks & Spencer)
This tiered midi dress screams summer holiday. (Marks & Spencer)

£25 at M&S

Buy it: Pure Cotton Scoop Neck Midi Waisted Dress | £25 from Marks & Spencer

A boho look in a breathable fabric. (Marks & Spencer)
A boho look in a breathable fabric. (Marks & Spencer)

£25 at M&S

Buy it: Animal Print Midaxi Shirt Dress | £29.50 from Marks & Spencer

A beautiful collared animal print dress available in two colours. (Marks & Spencer)
A beautiful collared animal print dress available in two colours. (Marks & Spencer)

£29.50 at M&S

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