INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
PRIORITISE POLKA DOTS
By Lucy Glen, 7 December 2017
There's every chance you had a favourite spotty party dress growing up, the one you twirled around in at every birthday party you went to until you were nine. Well, this powerful pattern is back along with the resurgence of 80s trends and we are seriously interested. For the new season, ditch the prim childhood memories and opt for grown-up cuts with floaty ruffles, puff sleeves and off-shoulder dotty looks. These street stylers show us three playful ways to rock the spot.
Clash it up
If you have a soireé on the horizon, try taking a break from a frock and look to separates for a nice switch-up. Blogger Caro Daur clashes her dots with florals, ensuring the proportions are just right. The ruched puff sleeves, cat-eye sunnies and winning wrap skirt are a pleasing and playful way to work the polka look.
Dress dots down
Feeling like top-to-toe dots is too much? Fear not, it's all about how you style it. Take this look from Courtney Trop – it balances the fancy frills with chunky sneakers and a casj top-knot for a super-versatile 'fit that's a city-exploring win.
There's never been a better season to experiment with polka dots than summer. Whether it's a daytime BBQ, a girls lunch by the water or evening drinks with your love, dots are an inspired choice. Pair a billowy blouse with cropped linen pants and luxe-leather sandals. So fresh.