Lorraine Kelly’s £29.50 M&S shirt dress is the perfect addition to any capsule wardrobe

Is that the sun we see peeking through the clouds? Well, no, not yet – if your neck of the woods is anything like ours, it’s probably still pretty cold and miserable. But the small matter of the actual weather hasn’t stopped us daydreaming about our spring wardrobes, and Lorraine Kelly just introduced us to a piece we’re going to need to get our hands on, stat.

Lorraine wore Marks & Spencer’s Pocket Utility Shirt Midi Dress for Tuesday’s edition of her ITV show, teamed with a pair of her go-to classic nude heels. The effect was on-trend yet casual, effortlessly chic, and enough to convince us that we need to follow in her footsteps with this purchase.

Lorraine’s fans also paid her plenty of compliments on the choice, with one writing: ‘Loving the dress, you look great Lorraine,’ and another agreeing: ‘Love that colour on you especially with your tan ?.’

‘Love this dress you look so stylish in it,’ echoed a third.

The utility-inspired design of the dress, complete with patch chest pockets and tie waist detail, makes for great everyday wear; it’s not even obligatory to wear heels with it like Lorraine, as it’ll work equally well with a pair of fresh white trainers.

M&S shirt dress
Marks & Spencer

Add a blazer for the office, statement earrings for drinks with friends, or roll it up in your suitcase and wear it to beat the heat on your next sunny holiday – it really is the gift that keeps on giving. Based on her predilection for shirt dresses, plus her prior partnership with M&S, we reckon you can even channel your inner Meghan Markle in a look like this.

The item also comes in a choice of two lengths (regular and long) and colours (Lorraine’s buttery coffee shade, and a staple black version) so you can tailor it to your particular needs.

Lorraine Kelly Marks & Spencer shirt dress

Pocket Utility Shirt Midi Dress, £29.50, Marks & Spencer

Even better, the dress is part of Marks & Spencer’s Lower Prices section, where it showcases price drops on current season items you can get in store and online for less, meaning you can invest in it and still have change from £30.

We don’t know about you, but we’re well and truly sold – we’d suggest that you get yours before the rest of the nation gets wise to its charms as well.