Dress of the day: The versatile £99 shirt dress everyone wants

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This Alice Temperley animal print shirt dress is selling fast.  (John Lewis & Partners)
This Alice Temperley animal print shirt dress is selling fast. (John Lewis & Partners)

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We love nothing more than slipping into a cool yet stylish dress, whether we're running errands, heading to work or going out for dinner. 

It's quick, easy and cooling, as well as simple to style, when all you have to do is throw it on.

The Somerset by Alice Temperley Dot Animal Shirt Dress is the latest dress of the day we think shoppers will want to add to their baskets this summer.

Why we rate it

The Somerset by Alice Temperley Dot Animal Shirt Dress is a stylish number to see you through any occasion this summer, and beyond.

It is made from a soft viscose fabric, emblazoned with a cream, white and black snake-print pattern. 

The shirt dress style, which has a collar detail and button front, combined with short flared angel wing sleeves, makes this a versatile look ideal for the office, shopping, or even a weekend brunch. 

Whether you pair with boots in the autumn, or sandals in the summer, this Alice Temperley dress allows for plenty of styling options. (John Lewis & Partners)
Whether you pair with boots in the autumn, or sandals in the summer, this Alice Temperley dress allows for plenty of styling options. (John Lewis & Partners)

The midi design is a hugely popular length for dresses this year, as it provides flattering coverage. 

We love the cinched-in detail around the waist, which adds a little more shape. 

This creation comes in UK dress sizes 8 to 18, although some sizes have already sold out. 

The price may be slightly higher than our previous Dress of the Day favourites, as this number retails for £99, but for a designer label, and a special occasion, we think it's worth splashing out. 

What the reviews say 

The Somerset by Alice Temperley Dot Animal Shirt Dress has piqued shoppers' interest, as 13 dresses have been bought in the last 24 hours, according to John Lewis' website. It's important to note that some shoppers recommend sizing down by one size, as it's cut on the large side. Here's what shoppers have to say:

  • "A very flattering and comfortable dress. It is very versatile and a lovely cut - I'm looking forward to wearing it a lot this summer!"

  • "I loved the style of the dress and the fabric."

  • "Dress up or dress down. Whatever the occasion this dress will take you there."

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

Somerset by Alice Temperley Dot Animal Shirt Dress
Somerset by Alice Temperley Dot Animal Shirt Dress

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Spot Print V-Neck Midi Waisted Dress | £39.50 from Marks and Spencer

Buy it: Lola Navy Jersey Wrap Dress | £60 from Boden

Buy it: Animal Print Tiered Midi Dress | £59 from John Lewis & Partners

Buy it: AUTOGRAPH Irish Linen V-Neck Midaxi Tiered Dress | £79 from Marks and Spencer

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