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This flattering and floaty John Lewis dress will be your go-to summer outfit

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John Lewis customers have been raving about this summery dress. (John Lewis/Yahoo Life UK)

Finally, the summer weather is here, so it's time to dig out those floaty, comfortable dresses you look and feel great in. After a few new wardrobe additions? We think this brand-new Aelia Bloom Maxi Dress from John Lewis is well worth adding to your summer dress rotation as it's racking up five-star reviews fast.

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Costing £65, shoppers have been quick to snap up this versatile number, with many customers sharing that they'll be wearing it for various occasions, ranging from summer weddings to holidays and even Wimbledon.

This floral green number is made from soft cotton with an elasticated waist for maximum comfort

£65 at John Lewis

So if you're after a fabulous new dress that is suitable for all your summer plans, keep reading because we think we've found the ideal number that perfectly combines a flattering fit with comfort.

For starters, we love the pretty green floral print, which is the perfect shade of sage green. The sleeveless maxi dress can easily be paired with white trainers for a summer BBQ or styled up with heels and a light jacket for a smarter occasion.

It's made from cotton with added viscose to ensure it's lightweight, breathable, and cool. The soft material is also complemented by the tiered shape, which ensures it remains comfortable.

This flowy maxi dress is perfect for the summer weather. (John Lewis)
This flowy maxi dress is perfect for the summer weather. (John Lewis)
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The gathered waist is elasticated for comfort, as well as a super flattering fit. (John Lewis)
(John Lewis)
You can wear it to weddings, BBQs, dinner with friends, you name it. (John Lewis)

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Available in sizes eight to 20, it also features an elasticised waist with clever tie detailing at the waist for

a super flattering fit.

Shoppers have also noted that it has an inner layer, which stops it from being transparent. All in all, this well-designed and versatile number is bound to get a ton of wear for years to come. One happy shopper even said, "It's my favourite dress this year!"

John Lewis shoppers are loving this dress, with a growing number of five-star reviews emerging. The general consensus however, is that it runs a little big, so it's worth considering sizing down.

  • "Fabulous dress. Love it. Lovely fabric & fits perfect."

  • "Gorgeous, flattering dress. This dress has a flattering shape and looks good at casual or more formal occasions. It has two layers which stops it from being transparent."

  • "It's so comfortable, an elasticated back waist and an adjustable gathered front. The occasions I bought it for, my stepsons PhD graduation, Wimbledon and Father's Day meal. I think it's my favourite dress this year!"

  • "Lovely floaty dress. After reading reviews I sized down. Nice summery vibe. We just need some sun!"

  • "Beautiful dress, fine cotton, lined. Very feminine. Looking forward to being able to wear it when the weather improves or I go on holiday!"

  • "Gorgeous versatile dress. This dress is beautifully made. It will prove to be a useful addition to my wardrobe."

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Great for summer, this sage green pick is designed with flared sleeves, a shirred waist and floaty, tiered skirt for a relaxed yet put-together look. 

£65 at John Lewis

Enjoy the same flattering, floaty shape but in a charming spot print. 

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

£59 at John Lewis

Designed for hot sunny days, this linen blend dress has a fuss-free, loose fit ideal for keeping cool.

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