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M&S's new £39.50 denim dress looks 'far more expensive' than it is

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Look chic in denim this spring thanks to M&S. (Marks & Spencer / Yahoo Life UK)

Denim dresses are bigger than ever this spring — so much so that a number of retailers, including Marks & Spencer, can't keep them in stock.

They're so popular, in fact, that when M&S launched its £39.50 Pure Cotton Denim Midi Waisted Dress back in February, it sold out within days, quickly rising to become the second best-seller across the entire online womenswear section.

Missed your chance? Don't fret as the retail giant has now launched a new version of the sell-out number that is arguably even better.

The brand-new Denim Button Front Midi Tiered Dress is also a very affordable £39.50, and already racking up rave reviews.

Super versatile in style and something you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again, it can be dressed for anything from work trips to the office to evenings out with friends. Not just a summer frock, either, you can adapt it for autumn and winter by simply layering thermals and stockings underneath.

This romantic version of Marks & Spencer's sell-out denim dress has a flattering fit and heavy denim material that gives it the right amount of swing.

£40 at Marks & Spencer

Why we rate it

Designed with a more feminine silhouette in comparison to the version that launched earlier this year, M&S's latest denim pick features short puff sleeves, a rounded neckline with a button-down bodice, and a tiered midi-length skirt.

The romantic puff sleeves add some height at the shoulders and, alongside the tiered skirt, add structure and shape to the dress. Shoppers love how flattering it is, with some praising the heavy material that gives the dress just the right amount of swing.

The floaty skirt and button-down front also mean you can keep cool when the temperature dials up.

The new version is even better in our eyes, featuring a flattering and feminine tiered skirt — all for the same affordable price. (Marks & Spencer)
The new version is even better in our eyes, featuring a flattering and feminine tiered skirt — all for the same affordable price. (Marks & Spencer)
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The short puff sleeves add a little touch of drama. (Marks & Spencer)
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Customise the neckline with the button-down front. (Marks & Spencer)

£39.50 at M&S

Considering how substantial the material is on this dress, the £39.50 price tag is a steal for the quality: 100% cotton denim.

Dress it up with some flashy cowboy boots, which are all the rage right now, and fun accessories for a more edgy look, or stay cool and comfortable in trainers. Either way, this dress can do it all.

Also, did we mention it has pockets?

We foresee this dress becoming your go-to for years to come, making it an investment piece that won’t break the bank, but considering how quickly its predecessor sold out, we suggest snapping it up as soon as you can before it inevitably disappears for good.

What the reviews say

Shoppers are already loving this new denim dress. As it only launched recently, it has just 19 reviews on the website but they are overwhelmingly positive so far and mainly comprise of five-star ratings.

One shopper has pointed out that the dress can be “difficult to get on and off”, while others have recommended sizing up if you have a larger bust.

  • “I like the heavy weight of the denim, but I’m surprised no one has mentioned just how difficult it is to get on and off! I am keeping it as I figure it will only be difficult twice a day.”

  • “I LOVE this dress! So so so nice! Nice thick heavy denim, such a good shape.”

  • “A lovely quality denim dress, very flattering, good price and true-to-size fit.”

  • “Looks far more expensive than £39.50, great quality dress. Denim has a lovely weight so it hangs well.”

  • “Wonderful heavy denim with pockets. I love the cut and look of the dress. Size up if big-busted.”

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