Andrea McLean’s gorgeous leopard print dress is from H&M

You can always rely on H&M to deliver a trend-led piece at a purse-friendly price: a truth that’s proved by Andrea McLean’s outfit of the day.

On Monday – a date which also marked her on-air 50th birthday celebrations – the Loose Women star rocked up to set in a v-necked, pleated, balloon-sleeved midi, which she very enthusiastically modelled for an Instagram video before filming.

‘Strut: model’s own,’ she quipped as she showed off the dress and coordinating pointed Kurt Geiger heels, an ensemble put together by her in-house fashion gurus MotherShoppers, aka stylists Gemma Shanley and Bertie Bowen.

The outfit earned Andrea plenty of compliments in addition to birthday wishes: ‘I’m loving the dress, you look great,’ wrote one viewer, while another agreed, ‘Dress looks great on you. I’ve got the black/white one…tempted by this version now!’

And if you’re feeling equally enticed, the good news is that it’s still in stock on the H&M website in selected sizes, and you can get your hands on it for less than £50.

Andrea McLean H&M leopard print dressPleated Long Dress in Leopard Print, £49.99, H&M

As the eagle-eyed audience member noted, the same flattering silhouette also comes in a monochrome dogtooth pattern as well as Andrea’s animal print, for the same affordable cost. Whichever colour way you choose, you can team it with simple gold jewellery and courts for a true Andrea-inspired look.

Pleated Long Dress in Dogtooth, £49.99, H&M

Andrea actually turned 50 on 5 October,  but as the Loose Women team only mets on weekdays, the party was, quite rightly, extended to today, and fans have busy posting their messages on social media too.

‘Happy birthday pretty lady!!’ exclaimed one. ‘I have been watching you on TV since the weather forecast time! You look amazing! I hope you have a lovely day #loosewomen #happybirthday #50isonlynumber’

‘Looking fab @ 50,’ said another – and frankly, we couldn’t agree more. Happy birthday, Andrea!