To re-spin Miranda Priestly’s famous put-down, polka dots for spring are hardly groundbreaking. But, here we are—the spotted pattern is back once again for S/S 20. In reality, this is one print, much like check or leopard, that remains a constant in our wardrobes so it never really goes away. However, it can get a little repetitive when it’s all black-on-white or white-on-black versions. Which is why the latest take on the pattern is genuinely much more exciting than we’ve seen in a while. 

On the runways of Balenciaga, Richard Quinn, Dries Van Noten and Gucci, there were polka dots in different colours and sizes. Designers also played with putting polka dots on more interesting silhouettes, such as the oversized shoulders over at Richard Quinn and Balenciaga. In essence, there was nothing run of the mill about these polka dots—it was go bold or go home. And it wasn’t just on dresses but on suits and bags as well, making it feel like a much more exciting prospect to wear the print next season. So yeah, it is a bit groundbreaking, actually. Ready to see the new trend in action? Good news, you can do just that and then shop the fresh polka-dot pieces around right now. 

Richard Quinn S/S 20

Gucci S/S 20

Balenciaga S/S 20

Dries Van Noten S/S 20



Next up, the biggest S/S 20 fashion trends you need to know. 

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