With all of the stripes popping up in fashion, I’m craving some dots – the pattern is a little more whimsical and perfect for spring and summer. Not everyone indulges in the fun, though, thinking that the sugary sweet Minnie Mouse print would make them look, well, cartoonish. But these polka dots are all grown up, some even downright seductive. Here are the best-dressed dots:
Jonathan Saunders Aude Polka-Dot Stretch-Cotton Twill Dress: This Miami Beach bright dress (from the Resort collection, natch) takes an unconventional, artful look at dots. On Net-a-Porter for $1,035.
Giambattista Valli Polka Dot Print Crepe de Chine Dress: A sheer panel at the top gives this flowy number (I love a dress you can twirl in!) a sexy boost. On Luisa via Roma for $1,795.
Nina Ricci Polka Dot Silk Chiffon Dress: Probably my favorite – the strip sporting smaller dots at the waist is too cute. This is the kind of dress you dream about prancing around the streets of Paris in. On Luisa via Roma for $3,102.
Dolce & Gabbana Polka-Dot Crepe Dress: This is trendy in graphic black and white, but a also a basic dress that you’ll be able to wear for years to come. On Net-a-Porter for $1,545.
Rochas Sleeveless Polka Dot Dress: What’s better – a yellow polka dot bikini or a yellow polka dot dress? Okay, so this Rochas is actually pretty youthful and adorable with the Peter Pan collar, but sometimes we don’t want to grow up! On Shopbop for $1,720.