As a lover of timeless style, it comes as no surprise that I would love polka dots. It’s been a classic for many years, maybe immortalised by Julia Roberts in ‘Pretty Woman’ when she went to a Polo Match wearing a dark brown polka dot outfit. Oh how I love that dress and I think I may have owned a similar one in the past.
But I also love to look at how current fashion trends put their slant on these classics. This season I have found three I love. The first is this one by Zara, which if you love Instagram you will know it has taken Instagram by storm. It even has it’s own @hotforthespot page and I can see why.
1. It’s Stylish Looks
The great thing about this dress is it’s so stylish and can easily be dressed up for an occasion with heels. Adding a belt can define the figure for a stylish look and at the same time add extra warmth if it’s cooler I’ve found.
2. It’s Comfy Style
It is also very comfortable to wear. Worn loose you don’t have to worry about what you eat for dinner or if you’ve put on a few pounds, it’s all hidden underneath it’s floaty and voluminous style. Also on a warm day, you stay cool with it’s light colour and loose fit, so for this reason I’ve worn it twice to London recently. For a casual look I love to wear it with flats and a short denim jacket.
3. Larger Spots and a Fitted Style
I’ve also fallen in love with this gorgeous polka dot dress with larger spots, also from Zara, earlier in the S/S19 season. I love that it’s belted to define your figure, but long enough to exaggerate your height.
4. Transitional Dressing
It’s warmer cream and tan tones shout out Autumn to me. I’m so looking forward to styling it with ankle boots, a jumper or jacket as the temperature drops. It’s longer style will keep you warm too, whilst also looking chic and stylish.
5. Their Affordable Price Point
What I’m loving about both of these dresses is their price point, with both being under £40 you can still look chic and stylish without spending a fortune.
6. Mixing patterns
This year has seen the rise of mixing prints in the same outfit (for example the original Topshop Austin dress and Rixo designs). My third purchase this season has been this cute shirt from New Look which I bought in a recent sale.
7. A Spot and Pattern Mix
I love how fashion today takes the classic polka dot and mixes it with another pattern, in this case hearts. The spots are only small but work well with the hearts, setting them off perfectly I feel.
Personally I love how this classic print has been given a modern update and who knows that ‘Hot for the Spot’ dress could become a new classic, timeless piece of the future.
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Until next time,
Jill – My Timeless Style