Everyone is trying to get their hands on this Topshop polka dot dress

If you’ve stepped into any high street store recently, you’ll know that there’s one clear trend this season – polka dots. Be it bags, skirts or dresses, our favourite retailers have been inundated with polka dot prints in the lead up to summer, but one particular dress has stolen the limelight.

Topshop’s new white silky polka dot dress has caused a frenzy among the British public, selling out almost immediately after becoming available online last week. We can see why – it’s oh so chic, and perfect for floating around the city in as temperatures soar.

The midi dress combines two polka dot prints (with bigger statement dots in the centre) and cuts down into a deep V-neck. But before you start panicking about which bra to wear with it (if any) – fear not.

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Plenty of bloggers and Instagram stars alike have opted to style the dress with a long sleeve t-shirt underneath, solving both the bra dilemma and making it fit for our unpredictable British weather.

Hello! I featured this dress on my Stories the other day and it seems many of you are women after my own puritanical heart 😝 Three gazillion of you said ‘oooh I love it, but how would you wear it? Isn’t it a bit low?’ 🍈🍈 And the answer to that, for me, is yes it is! While I appreciate a woman with a bodacious bod as much as the next, I’m not mega comfortable showing off masses of flesh myself. No one really needs to see my child-addled cleavage, or indeed the side rolls. Not even me, to be honest. But what I am saying is, don’t be scared by a beautiful, yet low-fronted dress! The answer to our non-cleavage-showing (‘flaunting’ in Daily Mail speak!) desires is all about The Layering. On holiday, or a sunny picnic, I’ll dress this down with a black vest underneath and flat sandals. For more of an event, I’ll wear it like this, with a cream and black floral lace blouse underneath and red heels. The important bit when layering like this is to make sure the colour tones are the same – so make sure it’s cream rather than white, for example. It just looks more sophisticated that way. It would equally work with a tee shirt underneath that is the same colour as the cream, or a simple black one. Annoyingly, I know this dress has sold out on Topshop (there are apparently lots in stores and some on eBay), so this is more of a general styling guide to how to make a very low fronted dress a bit more versatile. BUT!! I have one to ❗️GIVEAWAY ❗️It’s a size 16 (probably a 14 in Topshop sizing!) and if you’d like it, leave me a comment saying why you need it! I’ll get someone (my children or my husband) to pick a winner at random and send it off to you. Then you can go crazy deciding how to wear it yourself! ⚪️⚫️ CREDITS: Dress, Topshop | Blouse, Sézane | Shoes, Debenhams | Earrings, Jack & Freda (gift) | Tap for brand details #editedmirrorshot UPDATE: THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED! I WISH I HAD ENOUGH FOR ALL OF YOU X

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Fashion blogger Erica Davies was one of the lucky few who managed to get her hands on the popular dress and took to Instagram to dish out some sound advice on how to wear it.

‘I’m not mega comfortable showing off masses of flesh myself,’ she wrote in the caption of a post. ‘No one really needs to see my child-addled cleavage, or indeed the side rolls. Not even me, to be honest. But what I am saying is, don’t be scared by a beautiful, yet low-fronted dress!’

Topshop polka dot dress
Topshop

She continued: ‘On holiday, or a sunny picnic, I’ll dress this down with a black vest underneath and flat sandals. For more of an event, I’ll wear it like this, with a cream and black floral lace blouse underneath and red heels. The important bit when layering like this is to make sure the colour tones are the same.”

Due to high demand, Topshop has restocked the dress, which retails at just £49, this week. However, they’re being snapped us we speak, so hurry!