Obsessions: Spot prints
Strike a nostalgic note this summer with timeless spot prints. From maxi motifs to barely-there polka dots, there’s a multitude of ways to embrace the print and make it your own. We’ve picked ten iconic looks to inspire you to experiment with size, colour and styling this season.
Create classic and effortless evening looks by swapping little black dresses for of-the-moment spot designs. Look to Ashley Olsen and Gwen Stefani who keep the rest of their look pared back and let their printed dresses take centre stage. For more glamour, add slingbacks and a contrasting metallic clutch.
For a muted take on the trend, combine subtle polka dots with signature pieces. Take note of Lauren Bacall’s grown-up suit and Twiggy’s scarf for easy ways to weave the trend into your wardrobe. Our linen belted blazer and pleated trousers are the perfect separates to wear with printed accessories this season.
If there’s one polka dot dress we’ll always remember, it’s Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.
Reimagine her races outfit with our Micro Spot Button Dress, which can be dressed up or down. For another alternative to the monochrome colourway, look to Marilyn Monroe in her powder blue dress and exude the same feminine feel with our Viola Dress or our Abstract Spot Dress. In a simple shirt style, it comes with demure long sleeves and a tie waist – making it easy-to-wear for every occasion. Toughen it up on weekends with a sleek biker jacket and our cool Bibi Crossbody.
If you want to make more of an impact, indulge in oversized dots. We’re drawing inspiration from Sex and the City’s Charlotte, who styled a dynamic white dress with statement jewellery and a longline coat. Elevate spot dresses in the same way with our abstract earrings and a contrasting cocoon coat.