Summer is the time to experiment with print, and one of the most beloved is the polka dot. Polka-dot-printed fashion is about as iconic as it comes, but we’ve seen a new resurgence of the timeless favorite, sprinkled throughout the pre-fall 2022 designer collections (many of which are in stores now), making it a great time to test out the trend for summer.
Erdem showed ladylike skirts, dreamy frilled dresses, and silky bow blouses, all in graphic white on black, whereas Christopher John Rogers took a tailored approach to his signature silhouettes, with a medley of contrasting spot sizes, injected with bits of neon. Halpern, generally known for sequin and embellished evening wear, played with the print offering easy cotton shirts and minidresses, while Stine Goya used a blown-up version of the dot on modern, voluminous shapes, perfect for warm-weather occasions.
When it comes to styling your own, you can never go wrong with classic black and white (which will transition well come fall, too), but try amping things up for summer with punchy brights, like primary green, blue, pink, and red. Keep things modern but still effortless when choosing your silhouettes. If you fancy the feminine, flouncy blouses and ruffled skirts will serve you well when packing for any vacation. If casual is your thing, effortless day dresses and swimsuits will help beat the heat during the hottest months ahead.
Below, shop polka-dot-printed fashion that will keep you looking sophisticated this summer.
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