As seen on the catwalk at London Fashion Week, one of the spring trends featured in Topshop Unique Collection is the polka dots. The dotted pieces in the collection – dress, tops, shorts/trousers and jackets – were inspired by “a photo of Princess Diana, resplendent in polka dots, chuckling with Princess Anne.”
Giving a hint at the decadent glamor of the ´80s, the oversized polka dot is worn either as a single bold statement such as a dress, or as an accent separate to some effortless spring layering, if not as a topper.
1. Belfour Polka Dot Tea Dress
This sexy polka dot dress with plunging neckline, georgette sleeves, high slit on the side and a softly gathered panel to the front is the modern adaptation of the very British tea dresses. Be it for drinking tea with your girl friends on a spring afternoon or to hang out at a bar with your love, this polka dot piece will seal the title as “the midi of the season”.
2. Elystan Polka Dot Trouser
As you can see on the catwalk, Topshop Unique defines spring layering as effortless and almost undone. Layer this polka dot trouser with a silk + loose white shirt worn untuck, layered on top with a city-chic pinstripe blazer an pulled together with a beige slim belt tied in a what looks like a bow. Because the trouser is cropped, a pair of bright colored shoes with bow truly stands out.
3. Polka Dot Shirt + Shorts
On the catwalk the model looks like she´s wearing a polka dot romper, but it´s actually a set of shirt and shorts in orange and black polka dot. This set is best worn under a nude midi coat with the coat´s sleeves pulled up for a gorgeous peek of dotted sleeves.
4. Polka Dot Jacket
Another cool layering which is versatile and effortless is a loose white shirt and navy tailored shorts. Forget tucking in because this season, you´re supposed to feel not constricted, instead free in loose layering. Pull the together with a polka dot jacket and a thick strapped crisscross sandal.
Make sure to discover the many other trends featured in Topshop Unique Collection.
Now over to you, girls, which of these polka dot look would you like to adapt for spring?
Photo Credit: London Fashion Week