Polka Dots: when you don't want a bright floral dress for a wedding...

Updated: May 18, 2018

It's officially wedding season, and that means all your favourite shops are churning out gorgeous wedding guest dresses and all your favourite Instagrammers are wearing floaty, floral and whimsical creations. While I more than appreciate an off the shoulder maxi dress with ruffle detail in a green and white palm print, I just know that it's not something i'm going to feel comfortable in. I'm not one for prints usually anyway, but if I do feel inspired to rock bright colours or prints, I will always pair it with a solid colour or a jacket/blazer.


However, this year, all you like minded ladies out there have been gifted with the print of the season: the polka dot. This monochrome style saver is ideal for those of us that aren't comfortable in loud florals and bright colours, but yet allows us to dip our toes into the metaphorical sea of print. What's even better is that you can stick to wearing black (thank the lord), in summer without looking out of place and still be stylish. But polka dots don't just come in black and white, they've been appearing all season in other combos like brown and white, navy and white, and of course the white with black spots. OK, brown and white might not sound like the most appealing print combo, but think back to that scene where Julia Roberts is at the Polo in Pretty Woman. Yep, that look is totally back.


While Topshop may have made the spot print dress of the year with their plunge neck ruffle white dress with black spots, (I was gutted that I just did not suit me, and I had to return it), I think I've found my perfect polka dot dress from none other than Dorothy Perkins. DP's is a shop I hadn't bought anything in for ages - but then I spied this asymmetric chiffon spot print dress and knew it had to be mine. It's a really flattering cut, and has soft flowing fabric, and is most importantly true to size. It's the sort of dress that you can wear with white trainers for a more casual look, or dress up with heels to wear to an occasion. I'm going to be wearing it with a blazer for weddings, a leather biker and heels for dinners out, and a denim jacket and white trainers for a weekend causal look.



Shop the look:

1. Dorothy Perkins Dress £30 (on sale)/ €49

2. Madewell Leather Biker Jacket €490

3. Topshop Blazer €68

4. White Mango Heels mine are sold out, but these are similar €69

5. Balenciaga Cross Body Bag €795

6. Purple Kurt Geiger Mules €145


Other Polka Dot Options:

From left to right

1. Navy spot dress Mango €50 , 2. Black and white spot shirt dress Mango €36, 3. Tied waist polka dot dress Mango €50

4. Spot long dress Mango Violeta €50, 5. White spot dress Topshop €64, 6. Polka dot lace satin dress Topshop €52

7. Large spot dress Topshop €130 , 8. Petite wrap dress River Island €54 , 9. Polka dot swing dress River Island €50

10. Bardot spot dress Coast €137, 11. Brown polka dot tea dress River Island €60, 12. Polka dot halter Zara €26

13. Polka dot jumpsuit Zara €40, 14. Navy polka dot dress Zara €30, 15. Brown off shoulder polka dot dress Zara €50