This £45 dress is set to be Marks & Spencer’s next bestseller

Is it just us, or can Marks & Spencer do no wrong in the midi dress department at the moment? The store is turning out hit after hit in a variety of prints and patterns – but there’s one particular new outfit that’s caught the eye of more shoppers than most.

The frock in question is the Animal Print Long Sleeve Waisted Midi Dress, which was recently spotlighted on the M&S Instagram page as the brand’s ‘dress of the week’.

It’s a subtle twist on one of Marks & Spencer’s previous bestsellers from one of Holly Willoughby’s edit, which she modelled during her stunning YOU magazine cover shoot back in November.

The style, which features a statement stripe down the side, has been reinvented with longer sleeves, flattering ruched detail on the arms and waist, and a bang-on-trend terracotta colourway – and customers are thrilled.

‘I’ve got this dress it is amazing, fits really nice and has pockets! Lots of nice compliments well done @marksandspencer,’ wrote one, while a second echoed: ‘Bought this at the weekend and have had so many compliments about it. Another great dress from the @marksandspencer team!’

Marks & Spencer animal print dress
Marks & Spencer

Animal Print Long Sleeve Waisted Midi Dress, £45, Marks & Spencer

‘Bought this dress for my business trip and I must say it was gorgeous,’ a third said. ‘Beautiful cut, fit and so very unique. So many asked and were happily surprised when I said it’s M&S my darlings.’

The dress is still in stock on the Marks & Spencer website in sizes 10-24, although as some disappointed petite customers noted, it does only come in one length at the moment.

We’ll be teaming ours with slouchy knee-high boots while it’s still chilly outside and updating it with a lighter jacket and pumps when the sunshine finally returns. It’s a gift of an outfit that keeps on giving…