In case you missed the memo, prairie dresses are big new this season – so much so that searches for them are up 165 per cent year on year. And of course, everyone’s favourite TV fashion icon Holly Willoughby is one step ahead of the style set as always, debuting a gorgeous polka dot number on Tuesday’s episode of this morning.
In fact, Holly’s outfit combined two of the biggest trends of the summer – prairie and polka dots, particularly when they’re black on white (as evidenced by the now-viral Zara dress that everyone on Instagram – and your local high street – is wearing).
And the best news of all? Her look is a high-street find that won’t break the bank. Hooray!
Holly revealed on her Instagram account that the piece is from Warehouse, and at £65, a lot more affordable than some of the designer numbers she’s been sporting of late. Unsurprisingly, the presenter was showered with compliments from fans about the look, with many calling it ‘gorgeous’ and stunning.
‘That’s so pretty @hollywilloughby,’ applauded one Instagram follower, while a second agreed: ‘The dress is beautiful Holly, very flattering.’
From the look of the stock levels on the Warehouse website, the ‘Holly effect’ may have already taken place, as there’s only a handful of sizes left to shop. But if you’re hoping to get your hands on one, fear not, as it’s also available through John Lewis & Partners, who have plenty of pieces available – albeit at a slightly higher price of £69.
Holly’s no stranger to a high street hero, with an array of brands in her on-screen wardrobe, plus an ongoing partnership with Marks & Spencer to produce seasonal edits of her favourite finds.
And during an interview with the store’s Style and Living section, she explained that one of her top tips when it comes to breaking out of a rut is to ask for advice from those whose looks you love.
‘I’ve improved my style by listening to those around me, including my stylist, Angie, and mum, who is 70 and dresses well,’ she explained. ‘Listening to other people’s opinions helps push you out of your comfort zone, and you may find clothes you actually prefer to your normal look.’