Holly Willoughby's found the 'most perfect' day-to-night dress - and it's under £40

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Holly Willoughby has found the perfect day-to-night dress, but you'll have to snap it up quick. (Marks & Spencer)
Holly Willoughby has found the perfect day-to-night dress, but you'll have to snap it up quick. (Marks & Spencer)

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Looking as on-trend as ever in a dream of a dress on Instagram, Holly Willoughby captioned her photo: "It’s all about the print. Isn’t this just the most perfect day-to-night dress? I love finding pieces that you can dress up or down – and this one will be coming with me everywhere! Hurry before it sells out."

We're taking her at her word. Not only does the dress have the most beautiful colours and a stunning, statement print, but the floral, round-neck midaxi tea dress, £39.50, is yet another winning, affordable, high-quality style from Marks & Spencer (M&S).

And we all know that any Holly Willoughby-approved looks from one of our favourite high street retailers are usually sure-fire sellouts.

Why we rate it

With a dark navy and black background, and a bold, floral print with beautiful tones of peach, white and sky blue accents, this high-necked tea-dress is anything but a wallflower.

The variety of colour ways in the print mean it's extremely versatile when it comes to accessories, too. You can wear it with everything from white, to light blue, navy, black - even orange.

The 100% viscose dress is the perfect midaxi length, tapering in just under the bust for a flattering silhouette. The sleeves are subtly puffed and finish just above the elbow.

It's the kind of look you can, as Holly says, wear to work with flat slingbacks like in the photos below, but change it up for night by changing into some high-heeled mules and some statement earrings.

Or, if you really wanted to up the bling-factor, you could wear a black, sequin blazer over the top.

Holly Willoughby has found the perfect day-to-night dress. (Marks & Spencer)
Holly Willoughby has found the perfect day-to-night dress. (Marks & Spencer)
This Holly Willoughby-approved dress is an effortless day-to-evening look. (M&S)
This Holly Willoughby-approved dress is an effortless day-to-evening look. (M&S)
The perfect midaxi style, it comes in short, medium and regular lengths. (M&S)
The perfect midaxi style, it comes in short, medium and regular lengths. (M&S)
The tea-dress is tapered under the bust for a flattering silhouette. (M&S)
The tea-dress is tapered under the bust for a flattering silhouette. (M&S)
The flattering, slightly puffed sleeves stop at just above the elbow. (M&S)
The flattering, slightly puffed sleeves stop at just above the elbow. (M&S)

£39.50 at Marks & Spencer

It's also the perfect trans-seasonal piece, too, because as the autumn months approach and the nights get chillier, you can pop a jumper over the top, and wear it with tights and boots.

It comes in sizes 6 to 24, and in short, regular, and medium lengths.

What the reviews say

It's such a new addition to M&S' amazing fashion range, that there's only one review. But with Holly giving this super-chic tea-dress dress such a big thumbs up, we expect loads more glowing reviews to start rolling in.

In the meantime, this happy M&S customer agrees with Holly that it's an amazing buy, saying that it's the "perfect dress for summer into autumn".

"I bought this for a special family celebration," the customer commented. "It fits true to size and the fabric drapes nicely and is not too clingy. I bought the short length which is just right for me. The puff sleeves are flattering without being too exaggerated. Some puff sleeves seem to be way too overstated which makes the wearer look out of proportion."

Buy it now, and wear it for the rest of the year and into 2023.

Floral Round Neck Midaxi Tea Dress | £39.50 from M&S

(Marks & Spencer)
(Marks & Spencer)

£39.50 at Marks & Spencer