The super-wearable M&S summer dress that’s just £25

Is it just us, or has Marks & Spencer been on a roll when it comes to delivering some style saviours this summer? We all want comfortable, wearable but fashionable pieces to get us through the heatwave and holidays – ideally that don’t cost a fortune. And M&S have come up trumps again, with another dress we’ll be snapping up pronto.


The pure cotton checked drop-waist dress, is lovely and lightweight, with a loose, floaty flare – perfect on those muggy days when anything tight or too fitted is just a no-no. The fabric is an ivory off-white with a window-pane check. And the best bit? It has sleeves! They sit just above the elbow and have been cut so they fit loosely.

One happy customer leaving a five-star review called it ‘The dress to save your summer’, adding that it’s a ‘wonderful light fabric that washes well… a life saver in the heatwave’.

The simple round neck fastens at the back with a button, leaving a nice keyhole detail on the back – you can still wear a bra without it showing. It costs just £25 and is currently available online in sizes 6-24. (The product code is T429260 if you are ordering in-store.) Plus, despite the low price tag, it’s made with sustainable cotton.

The model on the M&S site wears hers with plain navy lace-up pumps, but we think it’d look just as good with some tan sandals. Fashion blogger Zoë de Pass, aka @dresslikeamum, wore hers with white Adidas trainers and a pom-pom straw bag.

A dropped waist elongates the body and doesn’t cling to your stomach. If it’s a shape you like, M&S have two other similarly styles, one in a navy floral, and another in a diamond print. Both £35, they have v-necks (which can be more flattering for larger busts) and sleeves, too.

Keep the hits coming, M&S.