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What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks out the best dots for effortless style this season

What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks out the best dots for effortless style this season

  • Camilla Ridley-Day shared advice to embrace this season’s polka dot trend
  • She recommends pairing with a belt to subtly pull the eyes toward your waist
  • British style expert shared a selection of retailers who currently stock dots

ALWAYS TREND

Dots are like stripes: fashion never falls in love with it. Classic, simple and easy to wear, it’s the kind of trend we should all be investing in right now, knowing that new items of clothing won’t date quickly and end up in the back of the wardrobe or, worse, in landfill.

For a recent Zoom call, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a blue Altuzarra polka dot dress that she first wore in 2016.

MAKE THEM BIGGER

This season the places have become super big and feel much more fun and frivolous. There is a lightness that the look needs. When a summer vacation or festive meal beckons with friends, the 50s-style Boden dress I wear here will get you in the mood.

Camilla Ridley-Day shared advice to embrace this season's polka dot trend.  Shown: Dress, £ 68.60, offered.  co.uk;  sandals, £ 75, dunelondon.com;  earrings, £ 115, monicavinader.com

Camilla Ridley-Day shared advice to embrace this season’s polka dot trend. Shown: Dress, £ 68.60, offered. co.uk; sandals, £ 75, dunelondon.com; earrings, £ 115, monicavinader.com

The low neckline flatters the bust and the straps are wide enough for a supportive bra underneath without risking slipping out.

The full skirt runs smoothly and the belt cuts at the waist. I love the soft, supple cotton it is made of. The comfort factor is high.

THE RETURN OF HEELS

It’s time to put the slippers aside and brave a leg-lengthening wedge as you re-enter life off the couch. Whether you long for this moment or greet it cautiously, a bold approach to more formal attire will give you confidence.

ADD A WASHED CARDIE

If, like me, you’ve never really gotten started with Zoom Pilates and your upper arms aren’t as tight as you’d like, opt for a navy or white chunky cardigan (£ 150, meandem.com) as the perfect cropped coverup for changeable weather.

Best of all, with opportunities to dress thin on the ground, this combination will look just as good next summer and beyond.

SHOP THE TREND NOW

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