Holly Willoughby wore an M&S sequin dress, and people are going mad for it

There's something about Holly Willoughby, maybe the glam-TV-host-meets-girl-next-door vibe, that makes her pure gold for fashion brands. Every time she wears something on ITV and posts the outfit to her Instagram, she gets hundreds of comments, and just last month, her own fashion collaboration with M&S sold out within a few days.

Now M&S has posted a picture of the presenter wearing a sequin dress on its Instagram feed, and people are going wild for it (there are 405 comments to date). The party number isn't actually from her own line, it's part of the brand's festive offering, but obviously Holly is doing a sterling job of modelling it.

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The mini dress features long sleeves and a nipped-in waist, and looks super flattering on, and everyone seems to agree, with comments including, 'desperate for this dress!' and 'love it brought it xxx Christmas partyyyyyyx'.

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Now for the bad news, it is sold out in three sizes, and the desperation can clearly be felt in the comments, with many lamenting that it sold out too quickly ('god sake I was going to buy this earlier today before it went in their Instagram, now it’s sold out!!') and being devastated that M&S isn't re-stocking.

But hopefully you can get your hands on one either online or in store, because it's pretty perfect for party season. And at £55 a pop, it's a steal.

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 MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.