A perennial fashion favourite that's versatile enough for any occasion - who doesn't love a polka dot print?
If you’d like to add some classic staples to your wardrobe then polka dots are one of the perennial trends that will never go out of fashion. After Kate Middleton wore a Hobbs top, which featured a sheer dotty printed fabric, we predict the popularity for polka dots will rocket once again. The simplest way to embrace the trend is with a polka dot dress and in our edit of polka dots selected straight from the high street; you’ll find plenty of versions that are guaranteed to look great, whatever your shape and size. The easiest way to keep the look modern however is by introducing polka dots to an individual piece – like a top, skirt or heel.
Polka dot garments are available in an array of variations – large spots, tiny spots, different colour variations and patterns. Monochrome polka dots are a safe option that you can count on to wear with block colours and other black garments, as Kate has done here. Monochrome polka dots can also be tastefully accessorised with gold detailing on belts, clutch bags or jewellery. Polka dots in pale prints such as pale blue and white or pale pink are perfect for spring. Printed shirts work wonderfully with white and blue jeans and pumps for a smart-casual look that will carry you through from spring to summer.
Unlike other floral and fashion prints, polka dots are a timeless fashion option that, teamed with other fashionable garments can be refreshed and worn time and again until threadbare. Why not think of teaming a polka dot shirt, like our blue and cream Planet blouse, with a sleek pair of black trousers or pencil skirt? However you choose to wear polka dots, it’s a style that simple doesn’t age, so introduce the print to your wardrobe today…
Evening dresses with sleeves can be hard to come by. The sheer polka dot panels and subtle cutouts on Eve Pollard Shift Dress, are elegant and playful. Snap it up for your Christmas party.
This season’s midi’s are a style must. The modest length and figure-flattering cut make Jolie Moi Full Polka Dot Skirt, a fail-safe option to invest in.
Paire yours with a black turtle neck by day and and pointed-toe courts by night.
Slip these Topshop Polka Dot Gloves into your winter wardorbe and add a dotty edge to every outfit.
Stay on the subtle side of sexy with Iska Polka Dot Blouse. The daring sheer chiffon is perfectly contrasted by a modest high neckline. Tuck it into a pencil skirt or style over jeans.
As well as polka dots to the Duchess is partial to a sophisticated saucer fascinator. Copy her style by wearing this Jasper Conran Polka Dot Fascinator to your next event.
Cath Kidston Button Spot wipe-clean tote is perfect for carrying around all your everyday essentials. Team the on-trend khaki hue with distressed denim and a casual white blouse.
Add a splash of polka dot to monochrome outfits or daytime denim with Dolcis court shoes.
The frilly sleeves on Paper Dolls Monochrome Polka Dot Tunic, give the flattering straight cut a feminine edge. Style yours with a statement necklace and plain black courts for an effortless evening look that will never go out of fashion.
The shift cut and generous sleeves of Phase Eight Angelina Spot Dress, effortlessly glides over lumps and bumps.
Break away from classic black and white polka dots with a pale and interesting colour choice instead. Hobbs Dot Shirt, £79 in powder blue will look fabulous tucked into a sleek pencil skirt or cigarette pants.
Stay stylish in the rain with WedgeWelly Polka Dot Wellington boots. The comfortable wide fit, makes them an ideal choice for a Sunday afternoon walk in the country.
Thanks to Gillian Anderson’s elegant tailored wardrobe in ‘The Fall’, silk shirts are making a comeback. Stay ahead of the curve with Topshop Polka Dot Shirt by Boutique. The super soft fabric is so light and comfy you’ll feel like you’re still wearing your pyjamas.
Cut with a waist-cinching wrap belt, Phase Eight Philly Spot Top, is flattering and feminine. Team the versatile tonal hue with everything from pencil skirts to trousers.
A flattering shape for all, this Wallis Black Polka Dot Dress is so versatile. Wear it with this season’s pastel coat, or pair with tights and a black jacket for a classic look.
Go for a double-whammy in polka dots and brights. This Jacques Vert Polka Dot Dress will look great on all skintones, and is a great way to get noticed. The side detailing and clever wrap shape make it flattering – your waist will be whittled in seconds!
The vintage-feel of this unique ASOS Pencil Dress In Spot Waterfall will make you feel ultra-feminine in an instant. Pair it with a chic red lip, textured black bag and mary-jane heels for a show-stopping outfit that’s so easy to wear.
Channel a modern-day Audrey Hepburn in this timeless Coast Valerie Spot Dress. All the benefits of a flattering LBD with a unique, fashionable edge – what’s not to love?!
A simple tunic shape is perennially stylish and so easy to wear on a day when you want something with a relaxed fit. Wear this & Other Stories Pearl Print Dress with bare legs in summer or tights in winter. A bargain – but the expensive-looking material in a gorgeous jade shade will make you stand out from the crowd.
Switch up your work suit with a spotty shirt. Not only is it a fab way to dress up boring black, you can pair this Planet Spotted Blouse with jeans and a cosy coat for a great weekend outfit. We love a versatile buy!
Knits don’t have to be plain this winter – try this Phase Eight Sariah Spot Knit Jumper.
A trusty shopper bag is a great thing for any woman to have, and we love this foldaway version from Lulu Guinness. Pop it into your bag ready to fill up as you go along and you’re good to go!
Embrace the trend even on a casual day with the help of this Joules Indigo Spot Jersey Top. We’re picturing the perfect country weekend look with some comfy jeans, fadded jacket and stylish wellies.
Your evenings have never looked so good! This French Connection Mona Spot Dress embraces the trend for sheer panelling. Don’t be afraid – it’s a flattering look that leaves you feeling more covered up than you would imagine.
If the though of all-over polka dots scares you, don’t worry – you can still embrace the trend with an accessory. Carry around this Totes Miniflat Umbrella to instantly brighten up your look – and keep dry in this unpredictable British weather, of course!
Go for a sophisticated look, with the help of this Laura Ashley scarf. Wear it knotted around your neck to update your everyday outfit, or wrap it around the handle of your bag for a subtle nod to the trend.