This cult Topshop dress is back for another season

It might not seem like the right time to buy a summer dress right now, but there isn't any harm in letting you know that Topshop's cult Austin dress from last year has just made a comeback, well kind of.

The dress Topshop is championing for SS20 is a slight variation of it and is called the Willow. Taking reference from 1940s tea dresses, it comes in a mini and midi version, both with an asymmetric skirt, and it also features the popular angel sleeve we loved in the Austin dress.

Shop now: WILLOW DRESS from £32.39 from RETAILER

You can buy it in three different colourways, all of which are perfect for all occasions, from weddings to a picnic in the park (when we are finally allowed out, until then, please remember the social distancing rules).

When the original Austin dress launched in March 2019, 90% of units online sold within the first day, and when it was restocked in five new prints, 50% of unites sold within the first week.

So with that in mind, the Willow dress could be gone before you know it.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

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