Between-seasons-dressing used to be problematic. That was until we all discovered the foolproof pairing of a midi dress and a trusty pair of trainers.
Want to inject some freshness into your 2023 wardrobe with a new flattering midi that won’t break the bank? Marks & Spencer’s design team has really outdone themselves this season with a ton of midi dresses that are perfect for transitioning from spring into summer.
The most affordable options come in at just £27.50 each. The two incredibly wearable and comfortable styles – this Jersey Printed Belted Midi Tea Dress, and the Jersey Printed Tie Waist Midi Tea Dress are each available in two different prints, both equally covetable.
Customers have been quick to add the bargain to their basket and are already giving these midi dresses a slew of five-star reviews, and heaping praise on them saying they’re “easy to wear” and “really comfortable” and “great value for money”.
So if you want one of these hardworking pieces in your wardrobe for many years to come, you’ll have to add one to your basket ASAP.
Why we rate them
They’re both classic but versatile tea-dress styles that can be dressed up or down.
The Jersey Printed Belted Midi Tea Dress is a regular-fit midi style and comes with a belt to cinch your waist in for a flattering silhouette.
It has a crew neckline, making it office-appropriate, and the slightly puffed three-quarter length sleeves are perfect for the in-between weather.
Available in two stunning patterns – a geometric-print ivory and soft green mix, or striking bright green floral, the dress also comes in different lengths: petite in sizes 8-20; regular in 6-24; long from sizes 8-22.
The soft material – comprised of 95% viscose/5% elastane (exclusive of trimmings) – feels way more luxe than it is.
And it’s also eco-friendly with the fibres being produced and spun using wood from responsibly managed forests.
The second M&S midi dress style that’s just dropped and caught our eye – the Jersey Printed Tie Waist Midi Tea Dress – is also such an affordable, stylish buy that we’re hard-pressed to pick a favourite.
Another classic midi dress taking inspiration from the tea-dress vibe we all love, it’s a comfortable, regular fit, and has a slender tie at the waist.
The soft jersey fabric (also made from 95% viscose, 5% elastane – exclusive of trimmings) gently skims the body without clinging.
The sleeves, which taper gently in at the end, fall just below the elbow.
In sizes 6-24, this dress is available in two of the prettiest ditzy prints we’ve seen yet – a vibrant green, white and yellow mix, or a more classic monochrome mix.
Both styles are wash-and-go too – just put them in a 40°C delicate cycle.
What the reviews say
Both the dresses have resounding four and five-star reviews, with shoppers loving the flattering cut, the affordability, and that they’re a really easy option for all ages to throw on for work or play.
“I love this dress brought in green, really spring-like, and yes looks lovely with a denim jacket. The length is right, I have to say M&S have obviously been listening to our comments because they have got the length just right. Lovely material, I went a size down. Let’s have more dresses like this for us mature ladies.”
“Really lovely dress, very comfortable and gorgeous, soft fabric and good value for money.”
“Excellent dress and great fit. Value for money and would buy again.”
“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Another addition to my jersey M&S dresses. These are so easy to wear and I love the fact with this one that a long length is available too. Positive vibes, can’t wait for the warmer weather.”
“This dress is beautiful. It’s really comfortable, the fabric is light and soft. I would recommend this to others.”
Buy it now: Jersey Printed Belted Midi Tea Dress | £27.50 from Marks & Spencer
Buy it now: Jersey Printed Tie Waist Midi Tea Dress | £27.50 from Marks & Spencer
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