This popular £26 smock dress now comes in loads of other colours

Smock dresses: great for many reasons, including the extra eating room, the fact that they look great with trainers, and the way that most of them come with sleeves.

New Look: great for many reasons, including the fact that it’s just dropped its popular leopard print smock dress design in four other colour ways, and it’s still only £25.99.

New Look smock dress
The original leopard print design

Brown Leopard Print Tiered Midi Smock Dress, £25.99, New Look

The retailer first dropped the relaxed, roomy style on its website back in August, and it proved to be an instant hit – not least because it was an affordable take on the same silhouette of the viral Zara dress that was everywhere at the time.

New Look Smock Dress
Black Leopard Print Tiered Smock Midi Dress, £25.99, New Look

Now the brand is supplying the demand with even more gorgeous takes on the shape, including two new hues of animal print, a ditsy floral version and a polka dot in seasonally-appropriate red and white.

New Look Smock DressRed Spot Tiered Midi Smock Dress, £25.99, New Look

This fit of the dress is a gift that will keep on giving as we approach the autumn temperature drop – it can be worn with bare legs and a cardi for casual chic now, but will look just as great bundled up with tights, boots and coats when it gets properly cold.

New Look Smock DressBlack Ditsy Floral Tiered Smock Midi Dress, £25.99, New Look

Toughen it up with a leather jacket, dress it up with heels, go smart with a blazer for the office – the options are abundant and all equally stylish, especially when you consider you get the star of the show for less than £26.

New Look Smock DressGreen Leopard Print Tiered Smock Midi Dress, £25.99, New Look

However, it’s not the only New Look item we’ve been coveting of late: last week, Lorraine Kelly introduced us to the £25 pleated pink skirt of dreams, which we’ll also be adding to our wardrobes, stat.