Unlike florals and stripes, polka dots are one of those timeless prints that still somehow feel tricky to wear. Perhaps it’s due to the ’50s associations or that they can feel primmer than other patterns, but whatever the case, we’re always on the hunt for a modern polka-dot look—and after a undotted summer, we’ve finally found it.
While out for lunch in the Tuileries Garden in Paris with her family, Beyoncé showcased a curve-hugging polka-dot midi dress. She paired the statement piece (which has inverse dots on the inside) with cat-eye sunglasses and patent leather ankle boots, giving the attention-grabbing dress even more of a contemporary edge. Another aspect of the midi that we love is the actual size and shape of the dots. Because they’re slightly larger and not perfectly round, the whole piece looks entirely outside the box.
Scroll down to see Beyoncé’s full ensemble and shop our polka-dot picks to get the look.
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The knot in front makes this top feel extra special.
Would you wear Beyoncé’s polka-dot dress? Tell us how you’d style it in the comments below.