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The best M&S summer dresses you can shop, from animal print to linen

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Now, we're all well aware how fast stock sells out at Marks & Spencer, especially when it comes to dresses. It's not uncommon for a new dress to land, and then a day or two later it's completely sold out. Which is why we've gone to the trouble of sifting through M&S's latest collection, filled with heaps of summer dress options, and pulled out our favourites for you to shop before it's too late.

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From all-over animal print picks complete with button fastenings and airy short sleeves, to floaty tiered dresses made from pure cotton and elevated linen basics in breathable shift silhouettes, there's hundreds to choose from.

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With no shortage of styles to choose from, and various prints and colourways shining through, you're sure to find something fitting for any summer occasion.

Super versatile in style, and designed in one of M&S's most popular tea dress cuts, this abstract blue number comes with ruched short sleeves, a flattering nipped in waist and midaxi length skirt. 

£40 at Marks & Spencer

Brand-new to M&S and fully stocked in a range of sizes, this romantic dress comes in two vibrant colours: iris (cobalt blue) and cranberry (light pink). Easy to style, it's made from a comfy pure cotton, and features a flattering shirred bodice, relaxed skirt and frilled shoulders. 

£40 at Marks & Spencer

As seen on M&S's TV ad, this cami-style shift dress is perfect for summer, made from a breathable pure cotton poplin and complete with an on-trend midi length skirt. A huge hit with shoppers, it's now been launched in two additional colours: orange and green. 

£40 at Marks & Spencer

Look effortlessly chic in this breathable linen shift dress. Longline and complete with a square neckline and wide straps, it's available to shop in two easy-to-wear colours. 

£40 at Marks & Spencer

The dress style has already been a hit this spring, with the initial version —a red and white print —selling out within days and quickly amassing a slew of five-star reviews for its flattering fit, quality, and comfort. If you didn't get your hands on it the first time around, now's your chance, as the high street store has now brought it out in this new colour that we'd say is even better.

£40 at Marks & Spencer

Denim dresses are definitely having a moment this spring, and this option from M&S is no exception. Looking a lot more expensive than its £49.50 price tag, it has a regular fit with a sleeveless, round-neck bodice, figure-flattering ruching at the waist and a midaxi length skirt. 

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£50 at Marks & Spencer

This one-shoulder cut-out dress is the perfect holiday option with a pair of comfy sandals. Complete with a flowy midaxi skirt, elasticated waist and one shoulder, it's super easy to throw on when stumped with what to wear. 

£40 at Marks & Spencer

Nothing says summer like this flowy, shirred style, available in three summery colours and designed with stretchy bodice, square neckline and breezy midi-length skirt. 

£40 at Marks & Spencer

This delicate dress is ideal for formal occasions and comes in white or black. It's features a flattering V-neckline and feminine frill trim on the shoulders, neckline and waist, which adds a romantic fluttery movement to this sweeping maxi-length piece.

£59 at Marks & Spencer
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