This Is the Summer Dress I Always Come Back To

Love dresses? Then you've come to the right place. We're always here for you to document the biggest dress trends and since last summer we noticed that the favourites tended to be of the polka dot variety. Then for this year's spring/summer collections, polka dots were even bigger news and were featured in an array of different styles—whether oversized or backed by bold colours, summer 2020 is when the polka dot really takes centre stage. 


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The best thing about this trend? It's a style that's not going to date, and if you play your cards right (i.e., pick a dress that makes you feel good and fits you well), you'll be wearing this hero piece for many years to come. At the top of my list is the Mother of Pearl collaboration with John Lewis & Partners (spotted on Zeena Shah, above) and Kitri's '70s-inspired belted number, which is sure to suit every body type and will bring a smile to your face (it's literally the perfect shade of pink). Also, Ganni's fabulous statement collar mini needs a mention, but be quick as it's in the sale and about to sell out. Scroll down to see that and shop our full edit of polka-dot dresses. 


(Image credit: Hannah Almassi)

Who What Wear's Hannah wearing a flamenco-style gown from De La Vali.


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Style Notes: A black polka-dot midi is now a firm favourite in the fashion girl's wardrobe. Just add chunky sandals for comfy WFH style. 

Shop Our Polka-Dot Dress Edit

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends to know. 

This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.