Royal polka dot style!

Didn’t Kate Middleton look lovely in her bespoke Jenny Packham polka dot dress when she and Prince William introduced Prince George of Cambridge to the world on Tuesday? Princess Diana also had some royal polka dot style going on when she stood on the same steps at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s in London back in 1982 with Prince William in her arms.

Polka dots are a wise choice – timeless, easy to wear, retro and modern, adaptable, classic, fun and sophisticated – all at the same time! So take a tip from Kate and Diana’s book and get some royal polka dot style.

Keep it classic for work with a simple polka dot shift dress, or a shell top with plain trousers or skirt.

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WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Black polka dot dress, £32, navy dotted top, £20, both BHS, chiffon polka dot dress, £45, Wallis @ BHS, polka dot Peter Pan collar top, £16.99, New Look, polka dot detail court shoes, £28 (were £35), Red Herring @ Debenhams

Polka dots are a simple way to add a quirky touch to an outfit, in a piece of clothing or an accessory – polka dot shoes add fun to a pair of jeans and a top combo; a polka dot swimsuit gives a retro nod to your beach look.

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WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Polka dot swimsuit, £27.20 (was £45), Crew Clothing, polka dot flatform shoe, £19.99 (was £45), Schuh, dotty rugby shirt style top, £55, Crew Clothing, polka dot and herringbone scarf, £17.95, White Stuff.

Small, or big, polka dots add a simple pattern to a simple piece of clothing. And if you don’t want to go dotty in public, keep them for your undies!

Royal Polka dots oneWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): peach polka dot tie shirt, £14.99, New Look, polka pants, £9.99, Superdry, denim polka dot skirt, £9 (was £19.99), New Look, polka dot sling back wedge, £35, Schuh, dotty hair clip, £4.50, Claire’s Accessories.

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions

Snow sends us Dotty!

How annoying is this weather? More snow is not what we want in March. As we were watching it fall this morning, all the little white spots of it hitting the ground got  us thinking about one of this spring/summer’s trends – polka dots.

So here are a few spotty items to stop you from going dotty in all this snow!

Polka Dot SpotWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left)

RED HERRING NAVY SPOTTED JERSEY DRESS, £26, DEBENHAMS, RUFFLE FRONT SPOTTY BLOUSE, £24, DOROTHY PERKINS,  DOUBLE SPOT DRESS, £38, TOPSHOP, CROP JERSEY DOTTY TOP, £10, TOPSHOP, PINK AND WHITE DOTTY WEDGE, £45, SCHUH

*Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions