This dress from M&S is giving us serious KITRI vibes for £76 less

KITRI’s now cult Margot dress is still going from strength to strength – the highly covetable voluminous tiered midi dress was recently re-released in an even bigger range of colours and, despite only launching yesterday, some styles have already completely sold out.

Which is why we were more than a bit ecstatic when we laid eyes on a certain checked Phase Eight dress, which bears many resemblances to KITRI’s Margot dress – but for £76 less.

First spotted on costume designer and fashion influencer Charmaine Hung on Instagram, the dress features a bold red and white gingham check with a square neckline, wide shoulder straps, fabric tie belt and tiered skirt. While not an exact like-for-like dupe, the Phase Eight dress does have many similar elements that had us immediately thinking of KITRI’s Margot dress in orange gingham, one of the style’s newer iterations.

 Margot Orange Gingham Midi Dress
KITRI

Margot Orange Gingham Midi Dress, £145, KITRI

While KITRI’s Margot dress costs £145, Phase Eight’s version, which is available at M&S (now that the retailer stocks a wealth of high end high street brands) and has been added to the huge M&S summer sale, will set you back a slightly more purse-friendly £69  – that’s a significant saving of £76.

Phase Eight checked dress
M&S

Phase Eight Checked Square Neck Maxi Waisted Dress, £69 (was £99), M&S

With its picnic-perfect gingham print, this Phase Eight KITRI dress lookalike is the ideal summer dress that you’ll get plenty of use out of all season long thanks to its versatility. Pair with white trainers for a casual daytime vibe, but change into strappy heels or wedges and you’ve got yourself an easy evening look, too. The low square neckline makes it perfect for showing off a necklace (or some layered gold chains for an on-trend look); for cooler days, we suggest layering it with a cropped denim jacket.

If you’re looking for a slightly more budget-friendly version of the cult Margot dress – that’s no doubt all over your Instagram – the Phase Eight Kitri dress might be just what you’re looking for…