Shoppers rave about versatile John Lewis dress you can style for any occasion

We’re on the hunt for the best new arrivals to add to your spring wardrobe. If you haven’t checked out John Lewis’ excellent range of spring/summer dresses, you’re missing out (we’ve tried and tested a few and were impressed).

This week we’ve fallen in love with John Lewis’ Agnes Tea Dress, versatile and lightweight, featuring three-quarter sleeves with ruffled cuffs, pleated detailing at the neckline, and a midi-length skirt.

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This super versatile patterned midi dress in a muted green and cream print can be dressed up for big occasions or down for everyday wear.

£65 at John Lewis

Costing £65, it’s an initial investment but versatile enough to be worn all year round, as well as styled for almost any occasion. Shoppers who have already got their hands on the number are singing its praises about how “comfortable and elegant” it is.

First of all, the green and cream pattern exudes the spring, but in a subtle way, without being too powerful flowers.

The ruched bodice and blouse sleeves make the dress look much more expensive than it is. One shopper agreed that while the dress silhouette is relatively simple, the finish “takes this dress to another level”.

The dress is also designed to be wonderfully flattering on your figure. One shopper even said it “fits like a dream” and is a “joy to own”.

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One shopper called this “the perfect spring dress!” (John Lewis)

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The ruched details make it look much more expensive. (John Lewis)

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The flattering fit will hug you in all the right places. (John Lewis)

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Whether you’re after a spring wedding guest dress or a new office outfit, this versatile dress is a winner. (John Lewis)

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With the warmer weather in mind, this tea dress is also made from a super lightweight fabric to keep you cool on summer days. It also means it’s a great throw-on number, with one shopper saying they recently packed it in a holiday bag for a holiday and it hasn’t shrunk at all.

The versatile nature of this dress means it can be styled for any occasion. Going to a wedding? A pair of heels and some elegant jewelery will elevate the look. Heading to the office? Wear a blazer and trainers.

We also noticed that the style also comes in a red version. The Agnes Puff Sleeve Dress is selling for a slightly more expensive £79, and looks just as high quality.

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The Agnes dress also comes in a red version with puff sleeves, which is a great sartorial statement.

£79 at John Lewis

We have a feeling this dress will be flying off the shelves as John Lewis has really hit the ground running with its own brand spring and summer dresses this year. In fact, this floral midi dress sold out within days (but thankfully it just restocked).

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This popular John Lewis has already sold out and had to be restocked several times.

£65 at John Lewis

The Agnes Tea dress has already garnered a 4.5 star out of five star rating. Here’s what customers are saying:

  • “The perfect spring dress! Fits like a dream, beautiful material, and my pleasure to have you!”

  • “I’m happy with this dress. The material drapes great and the pattern is easy to wear. I would say the green part of the pattern is a little darker than the pictures online but that’s fine. The star of the show, in my opinion, is the cut of the dress which is very flattering and slimming.

  • “I bought this beautiful dress for a wedding and it is perfect, although the pattern is simple, the styling is lacking. The sleeves and rushing on the front elevate this dress to another level.”

  • “A beautiful dress, well-cut and not too big. So figure-flattering, really gives my slim frame shape.”

  • “Looks good all day, little creasing, flattering suitable for those with curves.”

  • “The fabric hangs well and has a soft feel to it. Bought for a Spring visit to Spain so it was light and comfortable and the suitcase didn’t shrink. It performed well, which added “petite” customer delight.”

  • “Easy to wear, light and comfortable. Also very useful for a summer wardrobe. Looks good.”

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John Lewis has achieved more with its spring and summer range this year, and we just can’t get enough. Here’s a selection of our favorite alternatives:

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This linen blend dress is a classic midi length with a contemporary twist thanks to its modern spot print.

£75 at John Lewis

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This A-line dress is made from a cotton blend that is super light and breathable.

£59 at John Lewis

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Full-length sleeves and elegant pleated detailing make this dress versatile and extremely flattering.

£79 at John Lewis

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This statement dress features balloon sleeves and a self-tie belted waist.

£65 at John Lewis


Designed for warm, sunny days, this linen dress has a loose, fuss-free fit that’s perfect for keeping cool.

£69 at John Lewis

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