Polka dots were the biggest print on the runways for ss/2020. In a crowded market of spots, these are the best pieces to buy now.
After the runaway success of Zara’s polka dot dress last summer, it seems the high street (and designers) have gone mad for polka dots. In a season of prints, the polka stood out as the go to for many designers and brands.
Altuzarra, Carolina Herrera, Dries van Noten, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors Collection all sent polka dots down their runways for ss/2020. Each designer had a different take on the classic print; varying the size of the spot and the combination of black and white, but always sticking to the tried and tested monochrome palette.
On the high street it’s possible to find nearly every womenswear item imaginable smothered in polka dots, from dresses, skirts and swimsuits to shoes and hair accessories. With only a few exceptions, every high street brand has put their spin on the print: evening wear, swimwear and items to relax in a the weekend… there’s something for everyone.
Here’s our pick of the best polka dot pieces to buy now.
Reformation’s asymmetric polka dot dress is a bold take on evening dressing. Avoid the traditional black dress and wear this with chunky gold jewellery and elegant flats.
Stay sun safe as the temperature rises in Peony’s polka dot hat.
Enjoy a mini holiday in your garden. Splash around in the paddling pool and sunbathe in this chic polka dot swimsuit.
A simple summer dress is the perfect item for your lockdown wardrobe. Style this polka dot piece from Zara with chunky black sandals.
John Lewis + Mother of Pearl
If you’re feeling, bold clash this black and white polka dot shirt with a white and black polka dot trouser.
If your hair has started to resemble Mrs. Twit’s after a long separation from your hairdresser, tying it up with this scrunchie is an easy way to tame your mane.
Virtual bbq this weekend? Throw on this polka dot dress and stand out on those Zoom squares.
Pair this polka dot mini dress with strappy sandals and neon accessories for easy date night style.
A subtle bit of bling to carry with you, and spruce up your LBD.
Main image: Carolina Herrera. All images courtesy of brands