Holly Willoughby is a style icon for most of us.
Anything that she wears is swiftly snapped up by any of us who are quick enough to get there before it sells out.
And when she wore a gorgeous polka dot dress back in April, it was no different.
Fans went wild for the spotty green and white number from & Other Stories that she paired with a pair of pointy nude heels.
After posting a snap of the springtime ensemble to her Instagram page, Holly raked up nearly 60,000 likes and hundreds of comments from fans complimenting her on her pre-summer style.
And of course the dress quickly sold out in & Other Stories, before the retailer introduced a tea dress version and a slip skirt with the same pattern.
While the chic slip skirt is still available, the tea dress, like the original tie waist version, has sold out.
But now the Scandi brand has brought out a new version of the trendy piece – and it’s perfect for winter.
The store is now selling black version of the polka dot dress, which, unlike it’s green predecessor, will sit right at home in any autumn/winter wardrobe.
The Polka Dot Waist Tie Midi Dress features a flowing A-line skirt and a tie waist that does up at the front.
The stylish number is available in a range of sizes, from European 32 (UK 4) to European 44 (UK 16), and its flattering shape is designed to suit all body types – hence its popularity!
And the new monochrome print means that you can pair it with pretty much anything, whether you want to muted with nude shoes and accessories or make a statement with something brighter.
It’s not the cheapest piece in the wardrobe, as the dress will set you back £95.
But with the number of looks you can get out of the versatile frock, we think it’s worth it.
Pair it with trainers for a casual weekend, boots for a rainy work day or heels to dress it up for an evening out.
And when it gets really cold you could even layer it up with your favourite knit.
This sounds like it’ll be one worthy investment. Well, that’s our excuse anyway…
Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a Rioja- and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she stalked the royals via breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.
Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a good slathering of SPF and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).
But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines. Being a product specialist on a brand for bold women (and living the single life) means that Aleesha also knows a thing or two about the must-buy sex toys, so she relishes in unleashing her inner Carrie Bradshaw on our sex & relationships pages.
When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group.
Follow her latest shopping & lifestyle advice, beauty insights and social antics on Instagram at @aleeshabadkar.
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