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Looking as trendy as ever in a dress dream on Instagram, Holly Willoughby captioned her photo: “It’s all about the print. Isn’t this just the most perfect day-to-night dress? I love finding pieces that you can wear up or down – and this one goes with me everywhere! Hurry before it sells out.”
We take her at her word. Not only does the dress have the most beautiful colors and a stunning, statement print, but the Floral Round Neck Midaxi Tea Dress, £39.50, is another winning, affordable, high-quality style from Marks & Spencer (M&S).
And we all know that any Holly Willoughby-approved look from one of our favorite retailers is usually a surefire sellout.
Why do we consider it?
With a dark navy and black background, and a bold floral print with beautiful tones of peach, white and sky blue accents, this high neck tea dress is anything but a wallflower.
The variety of colorways in the print means it’s also extremely versatile when it comes to accessories. You can wear it with everything from white, to light blue, navy blue, black – even orange.
The 100% viscose dress is the perfect midi-length, tapering just below the bust for a flattering silhouette. The sleeves are subtly puffed and end just above the elbow.
It’s the kind of look you can, as Holly says, wear to work with flat slingbacks like in the photos below, but change it up for the night by switching to some high heeled mules and some statement earrings.
Or, if you wanted to really up the bling factor, wear a black sequin blazer over the top.
£39.50 at Marks & Spencer
It’s also the perfect trans-seasonal piece, because as the fall months approach and the nights get cooler, you can layer a sweater over the top and wear it with tights and boots.
It comes in sizes 6 to 24, and in short, regular and medium lengths.
What do the reviews say?
It’s such a new addition to M&S’s fantastic fashion range that there’s only one review. But with Holly giving this super chic tea dress such a big thumbs up, we expect many more rave reviews to start rolling in.
Meanwhile, this happy M&S customer agrees with Holly that it’s a fantastic buy, saying it’s the “perfect summer to autumn dress”.
“I bought this for a special family celebration,” commented the customer. “It runs true to size and the fabric drapes nicely and isn’t too clingy. I bought the short length which is just right for me. The puff sleeves are flattering without being too over the top. Some puff sleeves seem way too over the top which makes the user looks out of proportion.”
Buy it now and use it for the rest of the year and into 2023.
Floral Midaxi round neck tea dress | £39.50 from M&S
£39.50 at Marks & Spencer