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M&S releases popular dress 'perfect for any occasion' in bold new leopard print

This brand new number is elegant, super on-trend and under £50.

Add a splash of animal print to your summer wardrobe. (Marks & Spencer / Yahoo Life UK)
Add a splash of animal print to your summer wardrobe. (Marks & Spencer / Yahoo Life UK)

If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that Marks & Spencer isn't playing games this season. And this very dress is proof of just that.

This super elegant Chiffon Printed V-Neck Midi Waisted Dress, £45, originally launched in just one print, but after proving so popular with shoppers, the team at M&S have released a brand-new version — this time in a bold and very on-trend leopard print.

Complete with short ruffled sleeves, a tiered skirt and flattering fit-and-flare shape, it's giving high-fashion for a very affordable price tag.

Turn heads in this lightweight leopard midi dress, made from an airy chiffon fabric that's perfect for styling this summer. 

£45 at Marks & Spencer

Brand-new to M&S, it has already snagged bestseller status, so we don't see it hanging around for long.

The print of this dress alone is reason enough to justify the splurge. Featuring an oversized leopard print from head-to-toe, the deep terracotta hues of this dress just oozes sophistication and style.

A statement piece in itself, it comes with ruffled short sleeves, a floaty tiered skirt and flattering V-neckline, which looks so much more expensive than its under £50 price tag.

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Rock this striking leopard print dress at your next soirée. (Marks & Spencer)
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The V-neckline helps elongate the neck area, for a super chic, sophisticated overall look. (Marks & Spencer)
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The fit-and-flare shape is super flattering on. (Marks & Spencer)

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As for the actual cut of the dress, it's designed with a classic fit-and-flare shape that accentuates the curves of the body, and is made from a lightweight, airy chiffon that's perfect for summer.

Designed with a mid-length hem, it comes complete with lining for extra comfort and coverage.

Effortlessly chic, it's super versatile in design — making it ideal for a whole range of occasions, whether that's an upcoming formal engagement (wedding or anniversary), get-together with friends, date night or evening out on holiday.

Dress it up with some heeled sandals and a clutch bag, or dress it down with some trainers and a leather jacket for something more casual.

Fully stocked and available in a wide range of sizes and lengths, we suggest snapping this leopard print gem up as soon as you can.

Originally the dress was bought out in a statement abstract orange print, which has proven hugely popular (and is now running dangerously low in stock).

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This print is now only available in a select number of sizes. (Marks & Spencer)
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The bright pop of orange is perfect for summer holidays. (Marks & Spencer)

£45 at Marks & Spencer

Brand-new to M&S, the animal print dress is yet to gain any reviews, but the original iteration of this dress — designed in the same style, but with a different print — managed to rack up an impressive 4.9 out of five star average rating, with shoppers in love with its light and floaty cut, generous sizing and vibrant pattern.

  • "Lovely light and floaty dress. Quite generous on the sizing so you might want to go down a size, but I like the airiness of it and prefer it slightly loose rather than tight fitting. The sheer effect of the bottom tier where the underskirt ends makes it a little bit special!"

  • "Beautiful summer dress. Light fabric. Doesn't crease. Ideal for travelling. Fits true to size."

  • "This dress is lovely. It will travel well without creasing and moves gently when you walk. I am a little short so it is ankle length on me at 5’2 but still flattering and feminine."

  • "Lovely dress, very lightweight to wear for a summer day. I loved the colour. A good fitting dress and very flattering to the figure. The slip could have been a bit longer, especially for older customers but it was still OK. I would be tempted in other colours if they were available. Good value for money."

  • "This is a gorgeous dress and such good value. The fabric is of very good quality in a vibrant pattern and colour and the shape is very comfortable to wear and flattering."

  • "I am so pleased with this dress! The colours are vibrant but not garish. The fit is so flattering."

  • "This dress is so lovely...can't wait to wear it on holiday it's crease free and so light perfect for any occasion."

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