Love dresses? Looking for something new? You’ve come to the right place—it seems there’s a new contender for best spring frock, and it’s not of the floral variety. According to Instagram, the printed set to knock floral dresses off the top spot is the polka-dot design. Now, let us be clear on this: We will always rely on a dainty floral dress (or two) to see us through the balmy summer months, but there’s something about the new wave of spotty dresses sweeping through our social feed that feels fresh, new and oh so perfect for our warm-weather wardrobes.
Be warned: The polka-dot dress has already reached cult status. We reported only last week that Topshop's silky monochrome midi flew off the virtual rails almost as soon as it landed, which means you won't want to hang around once you've finally found that all-important frock.
Luckily there are still plenty of covetable styles that are every bit as chic as Topshop's sellout number, thanks to the likes of Mango, ASOS and Warehouse. Whether that's a navy midi for work, a silky slip for layering under tees when the weather cools, a swishy statement number or something a little more formal, there's no shortage of options. Scroll to see and shop our favourites.
This is your wear-with-everything option.
Just add a woven bag and trainers.
We love the shape of this playful navy mini dress.
Looking for something subtle? Try this tie-sleeve tea dress.
If subtle's not your thing, why not go for a cutout waist?
Swap your LBD for something red.
Topshop has your summer slip dress.
This monochrome Mango dress gets us every time.
For sunny summer days.
Style this with heels and a red lip.
Dress down this slip dress with trainers and a denim jacket.
For your holiday wardrobe.
If monochrome's not for you, try this cheery multicolour option from ASOS.
We love this silhouette.
Just add flat tan slides and sunnies.
Dress this up or down—the wrap style and ruffle sleeves make this so fun to wear.
For elegant evening occasions.
You could wear this one to work.
Looking for a showstopper? Head straight for this peplum Rosie Assoulin midi dress.
So there you have it: all the chicest polka-dot dresses your spring wardrobe needs in one easy-to-shop edit. You can thank us later.
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