Zara, Mango and Topshop Are All Selling This Expensive-Looking Dress Style

The polka-dot print is one that refuses to budge from our summer wardrobes. Not that I'm complaining—I truly believe it suits everyone and works on nearly every type of clothing. Of course, we all have our favourites, and mine has to be the polka-dot dress, especially with white spots on brown à la Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. It's a fantastic go-to motif when you don't want to be too flashy but find a block colour not exciting enough. And considering the history of the polka dot—Christian Dior, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor were fans—it's an inexpensive way to make something look seriously chic. 


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Style Notes: Match your dots with your accessories and shoes. 


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Style Notes: Brown with white spots is a softer way to wear this trend.

The great news is that there are plenty of high-street stores that are stocking polka-dot dresses in many different styles. From white and black slips for the beach to more formal dresses that will be perfect for a wedding, I can't stress how brilliant and varied the offering is right now. Yes, there's Zara's cream with black spots, but there's also a tied-waist green frock in & Other Stories that's great for the office, plus a white dress in H&M that I can't stop thinking about. That's not even half of them and they're all that good. Keep scrolling to shop my edit of the best high-street polka dot dresses.

Elinor Block