Love dresses? Looking for something new? Then you’ve come to the right place. It seems there’s a new contender for best summer frock, and it’s not of the floral variety. According to Instagram—and the majority of our office right now—the print set to knock flowery dresses off the top spot is polka dot. Whether they’re in black and white or more adventurous colours (see Zara’s yellow and brown version below), we can’t stop buying and wearing them.
Below you’ll see a few members of our team with their chosen spotty styles (ranging from a layered shirtdress through to a full-on wedding guest gown), and then you can shop some of our additional favourites too (because there’s no rulebook on owning just one).
Who What Wear contributor Isabel Mundigo-Moore wearing a polka-dot minidress from Rixo.
Giving us outfit and holiday envy, Lucy wears her Realisation Par cami dress with an Attico sequin bag.
Clique Brands UK’s marketing and partnerships manager Luisa wearing Mango’s button-up dress as a layering piece. Get a similar style here.
Who What Wear creative director Hannah wearing a flamenco-style gown from De La Vali.
Be warned: The polka-dot dress has already reached cult status. Everyone from our editors to Lucy Williams is giving them a go.
Whether you’re looking for a navy midi for work, a silky slip for summer days, a swishy statement number or something a little more formal, there’s no shortage of options. Scroll to see and shop our favourite picks.
Just add red lipstick.
The dream wedding guest look.
The collar of dreams.
Different size spots makes it look more expensive.
Bring summer to you.
It’s the Cali brand to go to for summer dresses.
A slip dress always wins the style race.
A belted maxi is an essential this season.
Super chic on sunny summer days with trainers and a woven bag.
Or why not try a cutout waist?
It’s selling out fast—for obvious reasons.
Very Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.
The ideal wedding guest dress.
Looking for something subtle? Try this tie-waist tea dress.
The perfect work dress.
Style this with heels and a red lip.
Style his cheery frock with espadrille wedges and a basket bag.
Just add flat tan slides and cat eye sunnies.
Dress this up or down—the mini style and puff sleeves make this so fun to wear.
Looking for a showstopper? Head straight for this Rosie Assoulin midi dress.
For elegant day or evening occasions.
The one-shouldered detail will have you set for every occasion.
For your holiday wardrobe.