Dress of the Day: Polka dot flare dress from Closet

Polka dot flare dress, £45, Closet at Dorothy Perkins | Click here to buy it

The Case for the Defence:

Well, we love polka dots, there’s point in even trying to pretend we don’t. We also love nipped-in waists, flared skirts, and boat-necks, all of which help to create that 50s silhouette, which is everywhere right now, but which we loved before it became fashionable, and will still love when it’s been replaced with something else. Oh, and we also love Closet. This was always going to be a winner for us.

The Case for the Prosecution:

See, all we can think of now is Minnie Mouse. Add some big yellow shoes (and someone definitely will) and you’ll be able to wear it to Halloween!

What do you think? Innocent or guilty?

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  • June 17, 2011


    I love these! Polka dots always remind me of classic Hollywood, particularly Audrey Hepburn. The cut of this dress reinforces that impression. I prefer the black as it is more classic and, as you said, the red is a bit Minnie Mouse, but the red is definitely eye-catching, and I mean that in the best way possible. I think you’d just have to be careful with hair and accessories with it. I’m thinking a slick bun with minimal make up and basic black pumps.

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