Lorraine Kelly just wore the chicest summer shirt dress and it’s only £18

All hail Lorraine Kelly, absolute queen of the affordable fashion find. This week the presenter introduced us to a fabulous shirt dress with a print that will invoke instant holiday memories, and a price tag that will leave us with change from a £20 note. Win-win.

Lorraine wore the dress, from high street chain Wallis, on Wednesday’s edition of her ITV show, and it was the perfect smart-casual pick for her on-screen role.

However, it’s a versatile piece that works just as well for the office as it would for a socially distanced picnic or garden party, or as of this weekend, maybe even a trip to the pub.

It’s also one to stash now and save for when holidays are back on the cards. With a pair of comfy sandals, your favourite sunglasses and an oversized tote, you could definitely take it for a stroll along the beach as well – particularly as it’s made from a lightweight linen blend fabric that will keep you looking and feeling effortlessly cool.

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With its monochrome colour palette, easy breezy palm pattern and flattering nipped-in waist, it’s not hard to see why the bargain outfit won a spot in Lorraine’s wardrobe – and if you want to add it to yours? Head to the Wallis website fast, as it’s already unavailable in a number of sizes and we suspect it won’t be long till it flies out of stock completely.

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Monochrome Palm Print Linen Shirt Dress, £18 (was £45), Wallis

Speaking to YOU last month, Lorraine revealed that she’s been putting her own looks together during the pandemic, something she describes as a ‘learning curve.’

‘Helen, who normally does my make-up, has been giving me masterclasses, talking me through everything,’ ;she says. I tend just to do my hair on Mondays, then use tons of hairspray as the week goes on to keep it in place.’

Her stylist has been helping her choose clothes online: ‘God bless M&S and Zara – they’ve been lifesavers,’ she added. ‘And I’ve been wearing a lot of things from last year, things that don’t need ironing that I can just shove in the washing machine and bring back out.’