M&S shoppers obsessed with new launch that looks just like Zara's most iconic dress

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M&S has launched a polka dot dress that looks like Zara's most iconic spotty frock that went viral a couple of summers back.

With summer just around the corner and the lockdown roadmap (opens in new tab) well underway, we’re all planning our pub garden meet ups (opens in new tab), barbecues and outdoor get togethers.

And M&S is on hand to sort our summer wardrobes. 

Not only have M&S brought us the perfect summer drinks from hard seltzers (opens in new tab) to heavenly flavoured gin martinis (opens in new tab), they’ve provided us with the most dreamy summer dress that looks just like THAT iconic polka dot one from Zara. 

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The midi number is white and covered in chic black polka dots. It has an oversized collar, puffed sleeved and feature buttons all the way down. It’s an airy, light material that is ideal for those hot picnic days. It's also perfect to pair with Holly Willoughby's favourite M&S wedges (opens in new tab)

The dress can be yours for just £45 and will be flattering on all, and best of all it can be dressed up and dressed down. Shoppers have been loving it and comparing it to Zara's polka dot frock that went so viral it had its own Instagram account.

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Polka Dot Collared Midi Dress

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Polka Dot Collared Midi Dress

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M&S posted a sneak peek at the dress, they captioned the Instagram post ‘We’ll find any excuse to wear this polka-dot shirt dress, and if the sun won’t shine we’ll just find the perfect sunshine yellow doorway ☀️📸.’

One user commented, ‘Looks beautiful 😍’

Another wrote, ‘So pretty love polka dots at the min 😍😍😍😍’

And a third said it reminded her of a popular Zara dress ‘This reminds me a lot of “the” Zara dress that everyone wore in 2019.’

The shirt style dress comes in regular and long length so you can pick a size that will give you the perfect ‘midi’ dress look. 

M&S’s whole summer dress collection is exactly what we had in mind this summer, from bold prints to pastel florals. They even have a slight variation of the fan favourite polka dot midi dress, but with a v neckline instead, part of the M&S x Ghost collection.

Polka Dot V-Neck Angel Sleeve Midi Dress

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Polka Dot V-Neck Angel Sleeve Midi Dress

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The dress has an empire line style, a flattering silhouette and short angel sleeves. A perfect alternative if you’re not a fan of puff sleeves. 

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.