Dress of the day: The ideal shirt dress for summer

·Shopping writer
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This Alice Temperley is our dress of the day, here's why it's high on our shopping wish list.  (John Lewis & Partners)
This Alice Temperley is our dress of the day, here's why it's high on our shopping wish list. (John Lewis & Partners)

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As lockdown restrictions start to lift in the UK, and with summer round the corner, we're raring to slip into our finery, which has long been gathering dust in our wardrobes. 

But for those looking for something extra-special to wear to their next big (or small) do, we've found the perfect outfit. 

When skimming through the online rails, we came across Somerset by Alice Temperley Agatha Shirt Dress, and it's the on-trend one-piece we all need.

Somerset by Alice Temperley Agatha Shirt Dress (John Lewis & Partners)
Somerset by Alice Temperley Agatha Shirt Dress (John Lewis & Partners)

Why we rate it

The Somerset by Alice Temperley Agatha Shirt Dress is made from lightweight and sustainable lenzing ECOVERO viscose fabric, which promises a comfortable and relaxed, floaty fit. 

This design is mid length, and features short sleeves, as well as a vibrant floral print. 

It features a belt detail around the waist, for a more flattering fit, as well as button front detail. 

It comes in UK dress sizes 8 to 18, and can take you from day to night, the office, summer BBQs, or make for the perfect wedding guest ensemble. 

The chic number will set you back £99 from John Lewis & Partners, but we predict it will sell out fast. 

The Somerset by Alice Temperley Agatha Shirt Dress not only has our vote of confidence, but appears to be a hit with shoppers too – 23 have been bought in the last 24 hours. 

Buy it: Somerset by Alice Temperley Agatha Shirt Dress | £99 from John Lewis & Partners

Somerset by Alice Temperley Agatha Shirt Dress
Somerset by Alice Temperley Agatha Shirt Dress

It also comes in black: Somerset by Alice Temperley Tiger Fern Shirt Dress | £99

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