Whether you bought it months ago and can no longer wear it out of the house – or have been put off buying by seeing it 10 times a day on your commute, the polka-dot Zara dress is driving everyone dotty. You know the one: white and black midi with a relaxed waist. It’s even got an Instagram stan account.
But with its loose-fitting, dropped hem style, it’s easy to see why it’s been so popular. It’s the perfect trans-seasonal piece that can be dressed up or down easily, heatwave or not.
Like all Zara hits, once people catch on, you can’t avoid it. Everyone and their mum has it now.
So, if you love the style but don’t want to look like everyone else (or you already have it and are looking for something similar to add to your wardrobe), we’ve trawled the shops to find alternatives, so you can stay ahead of the crowd.
Ichi printed Drop Hem Mini Dress, ASOS, £34 (was £59.95)
This vibrant blue smock dress is our new favourite grab and go outfit. Throw on with a pair of white trainers and bright lipstick for maximum impact with minimal effort.
Shirt Dress With Belt, Zara, £49.99
This is the dress that will get you through the heatwave. Smart, structured and stylish, dress it up with barely there sandals or reach for a pair of gladiator sandals to go from a to b in comfort.
Textured Check White Tiered Midi Dress, Oliver Bonas, £35 (was £69.50)
This white number is the perfect holiday midi. Whether you’re heading on a city break or beach getaway, it will go with trainers, sandals and flip flops alike. And it’s got pockets – result!
Tiered Satin Dress, H&M, £69.99
If satin take your fancy, this ruffled short sleeve dress is sure to please. Wear with a dainty gold necklace and tousled curls for a formal touch to this season’s trend.
This polka dot number is your go-to wedding guest outfit of the summer. Put your best foot forward with a pair of strappy sandals paired with a straw bag, for an on trend look.
Keep cool in this cami-style dress. The soft tie belt will clinch in your waist and can be loosened after one too many burgers at the BBQ. It’s lightweight, flowy and makes finding something to wear in the morning a breeze.
Can’t get enough of the polka dots? No problem, this wrap dress flatters a larger bust, while the small ruffled hem is a nod to the dropped hem trend.
Embrace some statement candy stripes print in this shirt style dress that’s cut in a relaxed fit. Wear with a pair of tan sliders and a round-handled bag to let the dress do all the talking.
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