Soft and subtle or loud and proud, no matter what form they take we just can’t deny our love for the humble polka dot. This cute and classy wardrobe staple might just be our longest running fashion love affair. We come back to them over and over, because monochrome or multicoloured, they’re as versatile as it gets.
For AW19, we’re mixing the reliable polka with tougher textures, transforming our faves from delicately feminine to something with a little more edge. We’ve trawled through the options and picked out the pieces we like best, from gauzy and sheer to puffed and ruffled – get ready for the edit!
Let’s start practically: a floaty blouse is a fab choice for work or the weekend. Pair this Polka Dot Ruffled Blouse with High Neck with a sturdy pair of jeans and play the delicate fabric off against the tougher texture of denim. It’s true love! If you love it, turn it up with this Dotted High-Neck Blouse with Ruffles.
A slinky wrapover dress like this Polka Dot with Tie-Waist number will be a hard working wardrobe multitasker, reliable for nearly any occasion. We’re layering on a Faux Leather Fitted Biker Jacket and heavy boots like this Anclou Leather pair to give it some attitude.
We’d forgive you for writing this Ruffle Skirt in Polka Dot Print off as eveningwear. Its silky frills might scream “Party time!”, but we’re taking the party to daytime too, teamed with a big cosy jumper like this Chunky Knit Jumper with Crew-Neck from La Redoute Collections Plus and a trusty camo jacket like this Cotton Utility Safari Jacket with the sleeves rolled up.
Last but not least, take things slow with this Polka Dot Print Scarf. Tie it loosely around your neck for a take on the Go West trend. Pair it with a denim shirt for ultimate cow-girl chic.
Long live the polka dot!