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This £29.50 M&S linen dress is a must-have for your summer holiday

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Add this verastile linen dress to your holiday suitcase ASAP. (Marks & Spencer/Yahoo Life UK)

Although we might be in the midst of seemingly endless April showers, we've decided it's only right we start hunting for some new items to add to our spring and summer wardrobe in an attempt to manifest warmer weather.

But as we've been scrolling through new collections from a range of high street stores, one thing we've been surprised to see is the number of pieces that have already sold out. Which brings us onto a current M&S best-seller we don't want you to miss out on.

One of our favourite Marks & Spencer pieces we've spotted so far this week is this Linen Rich Knee Length Shift Dress. Perfect for balmy summer holiday evenings with a cocktail in hand or with a blazer for the office, this super versatile number is already racking up five-star reviews and it's easy to see why.

Simple, lightweight and super comfortable (no matter how much you eat at the hotel buffet) it's no surprise this affordable dress has been a hit. For just £29.50 and made from a breezy linen-rich fabric, it's definitely going to be our hot weather go-to.

It's lightweight, versatile and won't break the bank. Get it ready for your summer holidays before it inevitably sells out.

£30 at Marks & Spencer

Why we rate it

Firstly, you can't go wrong with a simple shift dress. If you like a looser fit, wear it as is, but if you prefer to highlight an hourglass shape, simply add a belt around your waist.

Throw it over your swimwear for a trip to the beach with flip flops, or dress it up for dinner with sandals and a clutch bag.

Made from breathable linen fabric, it's perfect for keeping you cool in sunny temperatures but also won't cling to you when a beach walk turns out sweatier than planned (we've all been there).

You can find it in three colours and up to size 24.(Marks & Spencer)
You can find it in three colours and up to size 24.(Marks & Spencer)
Colourful and comfortable, this linen dress is a versatile pick for your summer holiday wardrobe. (Marks & Spencer)
Colourful and comfortable, this linen dress is a versatile pick for your summer holiday wardrobe. (Marks & Spencer)
This onyx shade has proven so popular only a handful of sizes are still in stock, so snap it up while you can. (Marks & Spencer)
This onyx shade has proven so popular only a handful of sizes are still in stock, so snap it up while you can. (Marks & Spencer)

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Available in three colours, a timeless black, bright blue and understated onyx, you can shop it in sizes six to 24 across M&S's short, regular and long ranges.

What the reviews say

Of the 200 reviews on the M&S website, shoppers have rated this dress 4.4 out of five, thanks to its fit, comfort and value price tag. In fact, it's amassed 150 five-star reviews — here's a glimpse at what some shoppers have had to say:

  • "Lovely dress, perfect fit, good quality, and a lovely green."

  • "This is very good shift dress,I sized down to a 14, it skims over my large stomach and large waist. I purchased two last year managed to get the bright blue today also a beige shirt dress with all the same material, which hardly creases at all."

  • "Fabulous colour light and airy the length is very flattering."

  • "This is a super buy, love the colour and can put so many different colour accessories with it, great for everyday lunches, work or going out somewhere for an evening."

  • "Lovely little dress for summer, with a cardigan over your shoulders, perfect."

  • "I have this dress in black and look forward to wearing it in the evening on holiday. I am 5’4” so went for 8 long which comes just below my knee which is what I wanted. I’m too old for minis! Very pleased."

Shop now: Linen Rich Knee Length Shift Dress, Black | £29.50 from Marks & Spencer

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Shop now: Linen Rich Knee Length Shift Dress, Onyx | £29.50 from Marks & Spencer

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Shop now: Linen Rich Knee Length Shift Dress, Bright Blue | £29.50 from Marks & Spencer

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