As far as we're concerned, animal print is the ultimate wardrobe staple that stands the test of time.
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While some leopard or cheetah patterned items are not for the faint hearted, we find that a more subtly printed midi dress is a great throw-on item that is on-trend all year round.
With that in mind, allow us to introduce you to this flattering midi tea dress from John Lewis, that we think is the ideal sartorial statement. Originally £45, it's now been reduced to just £13. Run, don't walk.
Why we rate it
The dress, available in sizes six to 20, has the most flattering silhouette. It tapers beautifully at the waist thanks to some subtle elastication at the back and a slim tie at the waist, which can be secured in a bow at the back.
Then, there's the sleeves. Not only are they the perfect 3/4 length (which makes them ideal for all year round wear), they have just enough volume to give them a lovely shape without being too puffy.
And, of course, the subtle, bespoke animal print really pops in all the right ways. We love the beautifully soft, viscose fabric too, which floats gently over the skin and is lightweight.
It's versatile, too. In colder months, stick a black jumper on top, with tights and knee-high boots. For those days in the office when you need to make an impression, it'll look great with an oversized blazer in black or cream.
What the reviews say
Receiving mostly four and five-star ratings, it's safe to say the dress has gone down well with shoppers, with one even describing it as a "lovely, adaptable dress".
"Highly recommend. Love animal print and an absolute bargain in the sale. Will be great with sandals/boots. Didn't think I'd like the split in the skirt, but actually not too high or revealing. Lightweight fabric therefore not warm, but as expected. Already have the skirt in the same fabric. Flattering shape with tie at back."
"Easy to wear dress. Generous fit. Took a size smaller. Looks really good when wearing high heels but for a more casual look trainers can be worn. Particularly liked the sleeves and length is ideal."
"Very pretty dress which will be a useful addition to my wardrobe. Good value for money - I like the sleeve length."
"I bought this dress to go to a wedding. With a pearl necklace and matching bracelet it really looked the part. It is comfortable to wear and I had some lovely comments about it. Thoroughly recommended."
"Beautiful well fitting dress. I am very pleased with quality and the price. Highly recommend."
Shop now: ANYDAY Puff Sleeve Animal Print Midi Dress, Natural/Multi | £13 (Was £45) John Lewis & Partners
If you're after a new versatile midi skirt to add to your wardrobe, we've found the same print in this ANYDAY Animal Print Bias Cut Midi Skirt. It's also been reduced from £28 to just £14.
Shoppers have been quick to leave positive reviews. One customer said "Can't fault this skirt, fits brilliantly, it's flattering and so easy to wear."
Another added: "A lovely, flattering skirt and the ideal length... It's easy to pull on and the combination of the soft, fluid fabric and bias cut means the skirt skims nicely and hangs beautifully".