Anna Wintour Knows This Classic Print Will Never Go Out of Style

Anna Wintour is a woman of few words. Unlike her contemporary editors in chief, Vogue's top brass has no personal social media presence and rarely gives interviews. One way she does communicate to the public? Through her clothes, of course. No one knows better than Wintour the power of a sartorial statement. Photographed at the Marc Jacobs F/W 24 show in New York City this week, Wintour's choice of dress expressed her endorsement of a perennially classic summer print: polka dots. Though the print has never gone out of style, it's enjoying a particularly bright moment in the limelight right now. Back in March, my colleague predicted that we'd be seeing a whole lot of polka dots this summer thanks to the many runway iterations presented at Miu Miu, Stella McCartney, Balmain, Carolina Herrera, and more.

If you're in the market for a polka-dot dress this summer—and you definitely should be—there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Below, I rounded up my favorite dresses that feature the timeless print. If you have a wedding to attend, might I suggest Rixo's charming Iggy Dress ($360)? If you're looking for a versatile frock that can be dressed up or down, I'd steer you in the direction of Reformation's Tancy Dress ($178). Scroll down to shop all of my polka-dot picks.

Anna Wintour wears a white and red polka dot midi dress

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Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 13 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of Associate Director of Fashion News (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.