This £99 Alice Temperley dress is John Lewis' best-selling fashion item of 2018

With 2019 in full swing, so it's only right now to have a look back at some of the biggest fashion hits of the last year.

The year was full of plenty of exciting news from the style world - from Meghan Markle's latest wardrobe choices, to Holly Willoughby's collections with Marks & Spencer.

The industry also spawned a wave of sell-out items from plenty of our favourite retailers. And now, one of the most popular high-street stores, John Lewis & Partners, have revealed their top-selling item of the last 12 months.

It likely won't surprise you that the item in question is a midi dress - the style has exploded in popularity over the last few years.

More:This sell-out Marks and Spencer ‘coat of dreams’ is back in stock! has reported that the brand's Somerset by Alice Temperley Leopard Print shirt dress was their most sold-out piece of clothing in 2018, and it's easy to see why.

The super-chic fit, with ruched waist, is flattering on a whole host of body types, while the animal/leopard print design has been a firm favourite on the high street for countless seasons now.

Its stylish calf-length also means that it's a dress that could work in both summer and winter, with either a pair of tights or some strappy sandals.The dress also has some handy pockets down the side.

Buy John Lewis' Somerset by Alice Temperley Shirt dress here, £99

Given the fact that it consistently sold out in 2018, you might assume that you wouldn't have the chance to pick up this stunning Alice Temperley dress anymore. But fear not, as John Lewis' best-selling item is actually still on sale on the website.

At the moment, it's still available in a size 10-18, so you'll need to be quick if you want one!

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The dress is slightly on the pricier side, at £99, but promises to be a worthwhile investment due to its versatility.

But don't just take our word for it. John Lewis customers have been singing the dresses praises online, with a wave of positive reviews. One said, 'I absolutely love this dress. It’s feminine, versatile and swishy! Packs well if you’re travelling, too. I’m definitely going to buy another in this range. An excellent price.'

While a second said, 'I absolutely love this dress. So comfortable, great print, perfect length and sleeves, I adore pockets on smart dresses.'

And a third commented, 'Love this dress. Great with heels or flats. Really easy work to evening outfit.'

Be sure to snap up this dress up before it goes again...

Amy Hunt

Amy Hunt is an experienced digital journalist specialising in homes, interiors and hobbies. She began her career working as the features assistant at woman&home magazine, before moving over to the digital side of the brand where she eventually became the Lifestyle Editor up until January 2022. Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards in 2019 for her work on