This summer has seen a number of hit dresses fly off the shelves from high street retailers like Zara and Topshop. But perhaps the most bargain-friendly of all of these styles is New Look’s White Spot Split Hem Midi Dress, which retails for an accessible £27.99.
The dress, which had previously sold out and is now finally back in stock, sits just below the knee and features a subtle slit at the bottom. With a white background and dark polka dot spots all over it, it has a loose nipped-in waist, high neckline, and keyhole button back fastening. The dress also has short puff sleeves that are super flattering, lightweight and floaty for the summer months.
At under £30, this is the ultimate summer dress that can be worn in numerous different ways for multiple occasions. For one, it would look brilliant with a pair of flat white plimsolls, such as these bestsellers by Superga, for a casual yet put together look. But it can also be worn with espadrilles or flat sandals while it’s hot, as well as ankle boots with a small heel when the temperatures drop slightly come September-time.
New Look’s bestseller is currently available on their website in all sizes (6-18), but with the knowledge that it sold out fast last time around at the forefront of our minds, it’s easy to predict it won’t be up for long.
New Look’s polka dot offering isn’t dissimilar to Zara’s dress of the season: a white and black spotty midi dress that retailed for £40. It quickly became the most popular design of the season, so much so that it received its own dedicated Instagram page for sightings. You can still pick it up online in selected sizes (just be prepared to twin with half of the UK!).
Other summer sell-outs include Topshop’s Austin dress, which now comes in a number of prints, as well as their blue floral sleeveless number, which was a hit during the heat wave thanks to its breezy design.
The only question now is which one to invest in first…