12 must-have items you need to nail the polka dot trend this season

Loved by the likes of Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, polka dot print is timeless and continues to reappear on the runways.

From A.W.A.K.E and Dolce & Gabanna using bold, extra large dots to Valentino’s and Rodarte’s colourful and ditsy spots, there are so many stylish ways to add this print into your SS18 wardrobe.

The Wrap Dress


Ganni’s polka dot wrap dress brings together the best of 80s fashion, making it the party dress of choice.

Polka-dot chiffon wrap dress, £190, Ganni at Net-A-Porter

The Shopper Bag

Mango’s printed handle shopper bag is an easy way to add dots to your bag collection.

Polka-dot handles shopper bag, £49.99, Mango


The Wrap Skirt

River Island’s frilled wrap-over skirt injects some fun with a flamenco inspired design.

Black polka dot frill wrap midi skirt, £38, River Island


The Boater Hat

Evoking thoughts of the South of France and La Dolce Vita, you’ll be holiday ready as soon as you own Miu Miu’s boater hat.

Polka dot boater hat, £315, Miu Miu at Browns

The Bardot Dress

The perfect dress for a spring day whilst staying on trend, this bardot number has the potential to become a wardrobe staple.

Mini Polka Dot Bardot Dress, £50, Topshop

The Slingbacks

New Look’s slingback kitten heels combine the must-have shoe style with the must-have print of the season.

Black Polka Dot Kitten Heel Slingbacks, £22.99, New Look

The Playsuit

Like Dolce and Gabanna, Zara’s playsuit combines formal tailoring with a flattening cinched-in waist.

Short Polka Dot Jumpsuit, £49.99, Zara

The Slip Dress

An alternative to the black and white print, this pink slip maxi dress is a nice way to add a pop of colour.

Spot Jacquard Slip Dress, £49, Topshop

The Multi-Tier Dress

Similar to Valentino, Zimmerman’s multi-tier dress uses multi-colour dots and the tassel-end ties complete the look.

Polka-dot print linen and cotton-blend dress, £665, Zimmerman

The Obi Belt

A great way to add a little bit of the print to an outfit, wear this obi belt with a plain black slip dress.

Polka Dot Fabric Obi Belt, £14, ASOS

The Haldane Dress

This Finery dress is a lovely way to mix and match different proportions and keep it work appropriate.

Haldane Black and Ivory Polka Dot Dress, £119, Finery

The Scarf

A scarf can be such a versatile accessory and the pastel pink softens up the darker print.

Pink polka dot scarf, £12.99, Stradivarius