Holly Willoughby just wore a really flattering (and affordable) mini dress

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Holly Willoughby just wore the perfect summer mini dress. (Getty Images)
Holly Willoughby just wore the perfect summer mini dress. (Getty Images)

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One of the many reasons we love Holly Willoughby's style so much - aside from the fact that she always looks incredible - is that much of what she wears is so affordable.

Also, a lot of the pieces she chooses are classics with a twist, meaning they're fashionable but they've got the all-important 'wardrobe longevity' factor. An important consideration with the cost of living crisis at the forefront of everyone's minds.

Holly proves over and over that you don't need to have a big budget to look good. And she's done it again with the prettiest, pure cotton, ditzy print mini dress, £35 from M&S. The brand which has now become the go-to for gorgeous, but enduring style staples.

And this dress is the perfect trans-seasonal piece to wear now when we're getting the first hints of the (hopefully) warm summer weather to come.

Posting it on her Instagram this morning, Willoughby says it makes her feel 'anything but ordinary'. We concur - it's one of those keep-forever pieces that'll always look good.

Available in regular or long length and in sizes 6-24, we love that the 100% cotton dress has a drawstring waist so you can loosen it during the day. (For those of us who bloat a lot after eating, this is the kind of style detail that's a blessing).

The blouson sleeves with shirred cuffs give it a stylish, boho vibe and the cute keyhole neck detail with button closure can be worn open or closed.

The cerulean blue dress is covered in black and white ditzy print flowers so it lends itself to a versatile array of accessories.

Meet your new summer staple. (Marks & Spencer)
Meet your new summer staple. (Marks & Spencer)
The colours in the print mean it'll go with so many accessories. (Marks & Spencer)
The colours in the print mean it'll go with so many accessories. (Marks & Spencer)

£35 at M&S

From white trainers or high-tops to black sandals, matching blue mules or, as in the M&S pictures - tan ankle-wrap flats - it'll go with so many things you already have.

The same goes with handbags - from cute straw bags to bigger black totes, this dress work with them all.

It's so new on the M&S site that there's only one review (which is five-star, of course) from one happy wearer - but she advises buying a smaller size. "I am 5'2 and size 10/12, I bought a size 10 and it is roomy so I would size down which is what I did. This dress is very pretty and I love the tiny ditsy pattern and the blue colour is true to picture. It's light to wear so will be good in hot weather."

As M&S fashion favourites - especially anything worn by Holly Willoughby - tend to sell out fast, if you like it, nab it now...

Shop now: Pure Cotton Ditsy Floral Waisted Dress | £35 from Marks and Spencer

£35 at M&S

Searching for a nice new top to go with your cut-offs? Holly Willoughby has also given us a bit of a helping hand in this department.

The presenter posted a photo on Instagram last Thursday in a striking green blouse by the brand, which is only £29.50. If you love the print, it also now comes in a dress version, which is also selling extremely fast.

Shop Holly's blouse Shop the dress version

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