Women across the region, from Beirut to Cairo, will be refocusing their wardrobes for the new season. The savvy-style aficionados will have already scoped out their new sartorial direction for 2018. Cue doing some homework on what’s top of the trend barometer. Here Vogue.me busts a myth on the ultimate springtime print because there’s a new contender for the top spot (pun on purpose).
Heady floral prints and romantic botanical patterns are synonymous with fresh season dressing but for next year, polka dots have already proved to be the rival look worn by the best dressed. Most notably, the pattern featured on the designer runways in a monochromatic colorway. The fashion desk decodes five ways to wear spring’s coolest, dotty trend.
#1: Dotty Eveningwear
As Seen At: Rodarte Spring 2018
The Look: Dainty polka dots were evenly scattered across fluffy tulle evening gowns – decidedly feminine but style with an eccentric, quintessentially fairytale edge.
Wear With: Team your spotty dress with floral hard wear and flowers deftly placed in your hair to capture the vibe at Rodarte.
#2: The New Way to Poolside Chic
As Seen At: Jacquemus Spring 2018
The Look: In a retro twist, maison Jacquemus present an edgy way to approach beach-bound key pieces. With irregular smatterings of dots, a supersized straw sunhat, and barely-there sandals this is the 2018-way to hit the sun lounger.
Wear With: Give your swimwear the pop art treatment and team it with primary colors.
#3: Graphic Go-Getter
As Seen At: Carolina Herrera Spring 2018
The Look: Dynamically styled to mean business, the dotty pencil skirts and matching tops are Carolina Herrera had a pixelated edge, lending them to office environments or power lunch meetings (a subtle conversation starter? We think so).
Wear With: Simply add a slick of red lipstick.
#4: A is for Abstract
As Seen At: Jason Wu Spring 2018
The Look: The dotted key pieces at Jason Wu were in-built with zero-effort cool. In an asymmetric cut, the edgy collages of different spots bring a fresh twist to the classic print. Note – it’s still monochrome.
Wear With: Confidence and sky-high stilettos. No need for fussy accessories. Dresses like this do the talking.
#5: Supersize Your Spots
As Seen At: Junya Watanabe Spring 2018
The Look: With a punk-rock twist, these oversized spots get dialled down with the addition of sneakers (albeit with satin laces) and exaggerated punk accents.
Wear With: The rules are: there are no rules.
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