Dress of the day: The linen shift dress to see you through the heatwave

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Dress up or down, either way this M&S linen dress is the cool number your wardrobe is calling for.  (Marks and Spencer)
This M&S linen dress is the cool number your wardrobe is calling for. (Marks and Spencer)

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A summer dress is about the only thing we can bring ourselves to wear as the UK roasts in 30 degree heat. 

While some may usually prefer floral designs, shirred numbers or Bardot styles, right now, a simple straight shift dress is ideal for keeping cool while also looking stylish. 

M&S has just the ticket, and not surprisingly, the Linen Polka Dot Shift Dress is proving very popular with shoppers.

Why we rate it 

The Linen Polka Dot Shift Dress ticks all the hot-weather boxes.  

It's made from lightweight and breathable linen fabric, while the shift dress style is a regular straight fit, not figure hugging, so we can feel comfortable whatever the occasion this summer. 

This knee length dress has short sleeves and a flattering V-neck design. 

The polka dot number comes in white with black polka dots, or coral with white print

Meet the dress that will see you through the heatwave. (Marks & Spencer)
Meet the dress that will see you through the heatwave. (Marks & Spencer)

This versatile wardrobe staple can be thrown on when pottering around the house, for BBQs, beaches or garden get-togethers. 

It's available in regular and long lengths, both of which come in UK dress sizes 6 to 24. Plus it costs just £27.50. 

What the reviews say 

Marks and Spencer always seem to nail it when it comes to dresses, and with over 130 reviews from shoppers, it's worth reading what they say about the Linen Polka Dot Shift Dress.

  • "This dress is very comfortable, flattering and true to size. A really fresh little dress."

  • "Have bought a number of these over the past two years though style slightly different. Prefer the long option but very easy to wear and smart enough to wear out."

  • "A good length and fit and good value for money, I would recommend."

  • "Love the colour of this dress and the design. Fits well and not too low. In fact I like the fit and style so much I have ordered another two in different colours.Fits true to size."

  • "I wasn’t sure about this dress, but I absolutely love it. It’s just so comfortable and can be dressed up or can be worn more casually."

Buy it: Linen Polka Dot Shift Dress | £27.50 from Marks and Spencer

Linen Polka Dot Shift Dress
Linen Polka Dot Shift Dress

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