The start of the new season means the revival of our spring/summer wardrobe and if you're anything like us your fool proof go-to spring uniform will probably largely revolve around a trusty midi dress and trainers.
High street stores right now are filled with flattering, floral and versatile designs in pastel hues. However, there's one affordable option that's stood out to us: M&S' Floral Midaxi Tea Dress, which comes in at a very affordable £39.50.
And we're not the only ones who think so.
Last month, Holly Willoughby posted the dress on her Instagram account, as part of her partnership with the high street store. Willoughby wrote in the caption of her post: "How gorgeous is this print? Dresses like this are my favourite this time of year, dressed up or dressed down they are an absolute spring staple!"
Don't fret. Due to demand the retailer has now bought out the flattering midi in two new prints: a green and yellow floral mix and a dainty pale blue and green print.
Perfect for the coming warmer months, you can shop it in Marks & Spencer's petite and long ranges in sizes eight to 20, and in its regular range it comes in sizes six to 24.
Why we rate it
From wearing it to a summer wedding, a day at the office or casual summer picnic, this versatile dress is bound to be hardworking asset in your wardrobe.
Elegant and stylish in equal measure, it features classic a round neckline and short sleeves with elasticated cuffs for an added touch of volume.
When summer comes around, it will look fabulous worn with a pair of sandals and a cross body bag on holiday, but while there's still a little chill in the air, you might want to opt for a blazer or leather biker jacket for a smarter style.
As modelled on site, the dress also looks incredibly elevated when paired with a strappy heeled sandal, meaning it could make an ideal wedding guest dress.
In fact, one five star review says "I wore it for a wedding and got lots of compliments", so if you've got a busy calendar of summer party plans ahead of you, make sure you add this to your basket ASAP.
What the reviews say
It's a hit among Marks & Spencer shoppers who have been singing its praises about the pretty floral print, flattering silhouette and comfortable fit. Here's what some had to say in their reviews:
"Decided to try as it looked great on Holly! Never worn anything like this before. Really happy with it and it looks lovely with a denim jacket and white pumps."
"This dress is lovely, true to size, beautiful spring colours in the fabric that drapes well. Perfect for summer wedding or dressed down for every day."
"Lovely dress that can be dressed up or down. I spotted on Holly’s Instagram and thought it was very classy. I wore it for a wedding and got lots of compliments."
"Love this dress so versatile and comfortable."
"Really comfortable dress that you can dress up or just be casual."
"Love the colours on this dress, cannot wait for a bit warmer weather. Flattering as it’s fitted around waist."