90% of the Girls 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 colors, 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 favorites too (because there’s no rulebook on owning just one).

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


Isabel Mundigo-Moore; PICTURED: Who What Wear’s associate social media editor, Isabel Mundigo-Moore, wearing a polka-dot minidress from Rixo.

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


Hannah Almassi; PICTURED: Clique Brands UK’s marketing and partnerships manager, Luisa, wearing Mango’s button-front dress as a layering piece.

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


Hannah Almassi; PICTURED: Who What Wear UK’s editorial director, Hannah, wearing a flamenco-style gown from De La Vali.

Best polka dot dresses: Ellie from Slip Into Style wearing a monochrome polka dot dress from Topshop


@slipintostyle; PICTURED: Our Insta-pal Ellie of Slip Into Style wearing the Topshop dress that has now sold out.

Be warned: The polka-dot dress has already reached cult status. We reported only last week that Topshop’s silky monochromatic midi flew off the virtual rails almost as soon as it landed, which means you won’t want to hang around once you’ve finally found that all-important frock.

Lucky for us, there are still plenty of covetable styles that are every bit as chic as Topshop’s sellout number. Whether that’s a navy midi for work, a silky slip for layering under tees when the weather cools, a swishy statement number or something a little more formal, there’s no shortage of options. Scroll to see and shop our favorite picks.

So there you have it—all the chicest polka-dot dresses your spring wardrobe needs in one easy-to-shop edit. You can thank us later.

This story was originally published on Who What Wear UK.

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