How to Wear the Print That’s About to Come Back Into Heavy Rotation

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Like stripes or florals, polka dots never really go out of style—but there are those times when everything in stores seems to be a little bit more spotted. Right now, we’re on the cusp of one of those waves—especially if designers had anything to say about it at the Fall 2016 shows.

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At Marc Jacobs and MSGM, polka dots came oversized and mismatched, in monochromatic black-and-white mixed with the occasional pop of red. At Edun, they were multicolored and scattered on navy silk, whereas Saint Laurent went full-tilt ’80s, showing spotted skirts with ruffles and bubble hems.

IRL, though, the easiest way to wear the print this season is a simple summer dress, layered with a leather jacket when the weather permits. A polka-dot neck scarf also adds a vintage-y vibe to a denim dress or off-the-shoulder top—and of course, it’s still bathing suit season, so you can’t lose with a retro-style high-waist bikini.

Ahead, see 16 ways to wear polka dots, plus the best pieces to shop right now.

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Lin Flic Silk Dress, $308; at All Saints

The Valentina Dress, $180; at Réalisation

Polka Dot Pants, $67 (was $84); at Genuine People

BP Polka Dot Bandana, $15; at Nordstrom

Slim Fit Polka Dot Portofino Shirt, $59.90; at Express

Ichi Polka Dot Shorts, $64.99; at La Redoute

Photo: Fake Leather

Polka Dot Top, $29.90; at Zara

Love Moschino Loose Fit Polka Dot Top, $442.19; at Farfetch

Photo: Luziehtan

Marie Meili Katana Curves Polka Dot Bikini Top, $19.50; at ASOS

Marie Meili Katana Curves Polka Dot Bikini Bottoms, $19.50; at ASOS

Brielle Polka Dot Dress, $58; at Nasty Gal

Spot Cold Shoulder Mini Dress, $92; at Topshop

Colette D'Orsay Pumps, $139.99; at J.Crew

Ari Ruched Drawstring Skirt, $350; at Veronica Beard

Polka Dot Turban Hairband, $12.90; at Zara

Polka Dot Print Blouse, $29.99 (was $45.99); at Mango

Photo: Moj In Touch

Chloe Polka Dot Babydoll Dress, $2,995; at Kirna Zabete

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