From spots sashaying down the catwalks of Dior, Valentino and Balenciaga to the street style set putting their own sartorial spin on this classic print, it’s safe to say the ubiquitous dot is making a thoroughly modern mark.

But how do you add playful polka dots into your real life wardrobe without looking like a) an eight year old, b) Vivian à la Pretty Woman or c) an extra from 101 Dalmatians?

Whether you opt for supersize spots or small specks in a monochrome palette – with so much choice on the high-street this week you’ll go dotty with choice!


If you’re looking for a dress that will last for seasons to come then this one’s for you. A classic wardrobe icon, the polka-dot dress can work for any occasion from off-duty shopping trips to meetings at the office, even into wedding season. It’s that versatile.

Take note from fashion blogger Lucy Williams and team this H&M dress with red boots and layered gold jewellery or style this monochrome dress from Coast with white patent heels for summer weddings.

While we guarantee this Marks & Spencer number will be your ultimate summer go-to. Wear with tan sandals for effortless holiday style.


If head-to-toe spots don’t float your boat then look out for polka-dot tops. Style with jeans and ankle boots now and then swap for espadrilles come holiday season. It’s your fast track to a French wardrobe – voila!


Style with an oversized chunky knit now and then a simple white or grey marl tee when the weather warms up.

We can’t stop thinking about this could-be-Ganni wrap skirt from H&M. Due to drop in late February – keep your eyes peeled as we reck it’s going to sell out faster than that Balmain collection.


Tick off two trends in one with these kitten heels from Miss Selfridge. Wear with skinnies and a cable knit jumper for an instant wardrobe update.