All hail the bride who donned that Zara polka dot dress on her wedding day (and looked like a total boss doing it, too).
It’s official: 2019 will go down in history as the year of the Zara polka dot dress.
If you step outside and walk down the street right now, we’re willing to bet good money that you’ll see at least one person wearing the spotty frock – if not three. It’s unsurprising, then, that its monumental popularity has been immortalised in news articles and hashtags: heck, it even has its own Instagram account.
We here at Stylist are not immune to the dress’ charms. In fact, we spoke to a psychologist about why so many of us have bought into the trend, continuing to purchase the same piece despite knowing that so many other people already own it.
And now the spotty number’s legendary status has been taken to a whole new level, as it’s now become a (deep breath, everyone) wedding dress, too.
Gulnaz Khusneeva – who hails from Kazan, Russia – married her partner Azat back in May. As they had planned a decidedly low-key ceremony with just 25 of their close friends and family, Khusneeva decided to channel that energy into her wedding attire, choosing to wear something she already owned (sustainable fashion snaps for her!).
Shortly before the wedding, however, Khusneeva’s sister gifted her with something new, wanting her to have a special outfit for her wedding day.
The purchase in question was, of course, the Zara dress – perfect for the pregnant bride thanks to its flowing shape. However, neither Khusneeva nor her sister had any idea that her wedding dress had achieved cult status in the UK.
Speaking to HuffPost, she said: “I found out about it three months after the wedding, when my other sister sent me link to Instagram and asked me: ‘Is this your wedding dress?’”
Khusneeva added: “I didn’t need anything else, [just] my husband, my close friends and my perfect wedding dress.”
So there we have it, folks: just when we thought the infamous frock had finished making its mark, it has surprised us yet again. Long may the Zara dress’ reign continue, eh?