90% of the Women in Our Office Now Own This Dress Trend

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).

Darja is wearing the dream Zimmermann summer dress-of-dreams. We love the clashing shoes. 

Best polka dot dresses: white polka dot mini dress from Rixo


Isabel Mundigo-Moore

Who What Wear contributor Isabel Mundigo-Moore wearing a polka-dot minidress from Rixo.

Our Insta-pal Ellie of Slip Into Style is one of the many people that are still obsessed with that sell-out Topshop dress.

Giving us outfit and holiday envy, Lucy wears her Realisation Par cami dress with an Attico sequin bag. 

Best polka dot dresses: Mango's black tie-up polka dot dress


Hannah Almassi

Clique Brands UK’s marketing and partnerships manager Luisa wearing Mango’s button-up dress as a layering piece. Get a similar style here

Best polka dot dresses: De La Vali's red and white polka dot ruffled maxi dress


Hannah Almassi

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.

A belted maxi is an essential this season. 

Super chic on sunny summer days with trainers and a woven bag.

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.

So there you have it—all the chicest polka-dot dresses.

Now for the sandals your summer wardrobe needs

Promo Image: @lucywilliams02

This story was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.