If you cast your mind back to 2019, you may remember a certain polka dot Zara midi dress that went viral and became a fashion phenomenon for its timeless print and ultra flattering silhouette.
We've been keeping an eye on M&S's new-in 2024 dress range, which is filled with hard-working styles you'll be glad to have in your wardrobe this year. However, this Floral Round Neck Midi Tea Dress with three-quarter length sleeves and a swishy midi-length hem is the real winner right now, as it's the best-selling dress on M&S's website.
It comes in three different patterns, two of which are spring-ready floral prints, as well as a classic monochrome polka dot pattern - all of which are selling extremely quickly.
Customers are raving about the dress, which has garnered an average of 4.7 stars out of five. One shopper described it as a “lovely, flattering dress”, while another said they receive “lots of compliments” when they wear it.
Why we rate it
At just £39.50, this dress is the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe as it's made from a lightweight and breathable fabric. However, you can certainly wear it in the colder month by layering tights underneath and a cardigan over it.
The fitted bodice gives it a chic, structured look, while the slightly puffed sleeves adds a luxury touch. The skirt is finished with a swishy hem so that it looks smart, while also ensuring a flattering silhouette.
The classic dress can also be dressed up for a special occasion with a pair of heels and a clutch bag. We think one of the floral numbers would make a great wedding guest dress option.
It also earns bonus points in our book for being crease-free, which means less ironing involved - which we love.
What the reviews say
This throw-on-and-go dress has earned a number of rave reviews on the M&S website for its flattering silhouette, silk-like material and stand-out patterns. Several shoppers said the fit of the dress was “perfect”, however others noted that it's slightly longer than usual M&S midi dresses, so if you're petite you may want to ensure you buy the 'petite' length option.
“Lovely dress. Fits perfectly. Got lots of compliments.”
“A comfy, well-fitting dress. Looks great with a navy jacket. I ordered a regular length. I’m 5’5” but found it a little too long; nearly ankle-length. The petite length was better for me.”
“I’m thrilled to bits with this dress, bought it in a 14 long and it’s a perfect length and fit. Material is gorgeous and doesn’t crease, would definitely recommend.”
“Lovely dress to wear in spring. I love the 3/4 sleeves and length is good just past calf. I ordered regular length and I'm 5'5". Overall I think a lovely flattering dress."
Great value for money. Comfortable dress to wear, suitable for day or night."
"Lovely dress for early spring. Rather long for regular size but will be elegant to wear."
Shop now: Floral Round Neck Midi Tea Dress | £39.50 from Marks & Spencer