Topshop’s sell-out £39 Austin dress is back in stock - and it’s just what we need for the summer

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Topshop’s sell-out £39 ‘Austin’ dress is back in stock, and this time it comes in five different summer-themed prints – making it ideal for wedding season.

When Topshop gets it right, the female population knows it. 

First it was the satin slip bias cut skirt that try as you might you couldn’t walk down the street without playing a game of wardrobe snap with every passer-by. 

Most recently it’s been their take on the barely-there black sandal, which has had every fashion editor hot footing to the store to snap them up. Back in March, however, there was true fashion frenzy when the store dropped its incredibly popular ‘Austin’ dress – a mid-length dress with slightly oversized sleeves and slashes to the knee (this provides a most excellent dancing swoosh), for the accessible price of £39.

The ‘Austin Dress’ first dropped at the end of March as part of the weekly ‘Topshop Loves’ and originally released two prints; floral and star print, the dress sold out in mere hours. 

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Back by popular demand, this time the ‘Austin’ dress comes in five new colourways and prints including a polka dot, a vintage ditsy floral and a totally desirable red and white print (we expect this one to be the most popular). And the biggest bonus? The dresses have launched just in time as we embark on a marathon of summer weddings, parties and occasions.

Rest assured you can make your £39 work pretty hard with this dress. For everyday wear, try it with a light wash denim jacket and box-fresh white trainers. For work, slip it on with a pair of backless mules and wear with an of-the-moment cardigan. And, when it comes to all those big summer events, it has to be the barely-there sandals finished off with a headband.

Get your summer fix and shop the dresses here. 

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  • The polka dot one

    If it’s a classic you’re after look no further. Add a red lip, gold hoops and black strappy sandals to take on all occasions this summer. 

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    Holiday wardrobe, sorted. Just add sandals and a basket bag (preferably full of fresh baguettes). 

  • The red or (wardrobe) dead one

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    What summer wardrobe is complete without an all-purpose red dress? The answer is: no wardrobe. 

Images: courtesy of Topshop / Instagram