Get the look: Polka dot pencil dresses

Molina Spot Dress, £145 from Coast; Viyella Petite Spot Print Crepe Dress, £130 from John Lewis; Oscar De La Renta Embellished cotton-blend and satin-jacquard dress, £2,750, from Net-a-Porter; Polka Dot dress from TK Maxx; Alexon cream spot linen dress, £99 from Debenhams.

Polka dots somehow straddle the usually gaping chasm between fun and sophistication, adding interest to a simple shift and making the plainest of jersey dresses far more occasion-appropriate. The beauty of the polka dot is in its versatility – the high street has dresses of every shape and style, suitable for the office, for a dinner date or even for a wedding reception.

Go for full dotty overland like Oscar De La Renta by pairing a spotty dress with a reverse-spot cardigan for the catwalk take on this look.


  • April 20, 2011


    Damn, why is it that my eye is automatically drawn to the Oscar De La Renta?? What’s the Fashion Police’s take on robbing banks in order to feed a polka-dot addiction – serious crime or diminished responsibility? 😛

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  • October 13, 2013

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    […] for summer and can be casual or dressy depending on accessories (statement necklace, anyone??). (photo credit) Polka dot dresses.  Or anything polka dot right now.  I just love a good dot. What are you […]

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