As part of my Polka Spotted, Freckle Dotted Friday series, I'm going to give you guys a little peek at my polka dot collection, starting today with my collection of polka dot dresses.
I currently own nine polka dot dresses, although I refer to one as a tunic as it's shorter than I'm comfortable with wearing without the safety of jeggings underneath.
First up are my two AX Paris prom dresses. When I saw these dresses online last summer, I couldn't decide which colour I loved more, but my sensible head told me to order the navy as it was the versatile option that could be worn all year round. Then when the dress was delivered I loved it so much I immediately ordered the yellow as well... and I don't regret doing so. I've already had so much wear out of both frocks, and I'm proud to say these are two of my most favourite dresses.
This one is a cute cotton sun dress from Dorothy Perkins with scalloped cap sleeves. It's a lovely casual dress which I've worn to a few physiotherapy sessions as it's also really comfortable, and it's light and airy on hot summer days, making it a great wardrobe staple.
This is a dress I've had for a few years now, and the one I think of as a tunic. I don't have the confidence to wear it outside with just leggings or tights, as it exposes more thigh than I'm comfortable with. Instead, I usually wear it with jeggings, or just around the house with leggings underneath. I bought it from Dorothy Perkins as I loved the pretty crochet detail.
This is one of my all time favourite dresses. It's a black shirt dress, with a fitted waist, and a floaty, swishy skirt that sits just above the knee on me. It's the dress dreams are made of. Pretty, classic, soft as butter, and fits like a glove. It came from Dorothy Perkins a couple of summers ago, and has a few good memories attached to it. I only wish I'd bought the dress in the other colours, too, so if anyone has a coral or brown version of this they no longer want, get in touch!
Another black dress, another favourite. This is an asymmetric chiffon number from Matalan, which I love to wear with splashes of bold colours. I've worn this dress countless times since I bought it last Autumn, and don't plan on retiring it any time soon.
This black polka dot dress is one I've ''borrowed'' from my younger sister for safe keeping. I used to have this dress in red, but got rid of it just a couple of years ago and I've regretted it ever since. That dress was one of the first dresses I started out with in my adult life, when I was starting to experiment more with clothes, colour, and building up my self-confidence. Why did I sell it?? Thankfully, my sister still had hers, and as it currently doesn't fit her, I've claimed it until it does again... or at least, that's what she thinks!! ;)
The red one is a lovely tea dress my Mum treated me to back in September after a hospital appointment left me feeling upset, and let down. We found this dress in M&Co of all places, and I was surprised to discover how lovely their clothes were. This dress was the last one, on sale, and it fit, so I believe that was fate! The spots are a little more dalmatian that dot, but I love it, and it's one I wear regularly.
And last but not least, is this floaty midi number, that came from Dorothy Perkins last year. I've not really worn this one yet... It's made from polyester, and the fabric gets so static that the skirt ends up clinging to the skin. And I don't know... I like this frock, but I don't think I have the right pieces to wear with it. It's yet to make me feel fantastic in it, but I want to work on that, as I genuinely like it. I guess we'll see what happens!
Of course, there have been others (for instance, I recently sold my navy polka dot midi dress as I didn't like the fabric), and there will most certainly be more in the future! I'm always on the look out for gorgeous new dresses, and being the crazy polka dot lady that I am, I constantly find myself being drawn in to anything dotty! Polka dots are such a classic pattern, and never go out of style, so I see most pieces I buy as an investment! Every girl needs some polka dots in her wardrobe!
Do you own any polka dot dresses, or have a collection to rival mine?