Dots and stripes

My two favourite prints deserve a separate post.

For me, skirts and dresses with stripes or polka dots are hard to resist. I also happen to be the proud owner of a ridiculous large collection of striped tops and sweaters. You would think that if you’ve seen one striped dress, skirt or top you’ve seen them all. But no: you have stripes in every form, shape and colour. Same goes for dots.

I have dug deep into my photo archive to prove my point, so here it goes:

Vertical vs. horizontal vs. diagonal in black and white

Vertical stripes on one of my favourite dresses of the moment from (here), horizontal stripes on a Mint & Berry dress (still available hereand diagonal on my beautiful Ted Baker cocktail dress (on sale here)

I couldn’t pick a favourite stripe if I had to. Vertical is slimming, horizontal is cute and very French, diagonal is so unexpected.

Coloured stripes

I could insert dozens of pictures here, but I tried to restrain myself. Let’s just say I like coloured stripes. A lot…..


This dress has vertical and horizontal stripes in orange, black and silver. What more can you ask for? Dress is from Traffic People (shop here).

Red stripes! Or are they white?? Dress is from Dolly and Dotty (this colour is sold out but in burgundy/black shop here).0699764F-3B1A-4EF7-BD71-D1AD76450519

This gorgeous blue and yellow striped top is from Emily Lovelock (sold out).

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Polka dots are so girly but yet so stylish. And more versatile than you’d think. Of course the classic black and white (or white and black) dots are a style staple but why not try a different colour?

Blue dots from Emily Lovelock (shop here)

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Multi-coloured dots (old but similar here)

Yellow on white by Emily Lovelock (can you tell I love this brand?). It’s still available at Wolf and Badger (here) and also as a skirt (here)

Dots combined with stripes

The best of both worlds….

First two are sold out, but similar dots skirt here. The green co-ord from is one of my favourite purchases of last spring. And it has diagonal stripes, vertical stripes and dots! It’s still available and on major sale (here and here).

Even in my home, these prints are represented:

Enjoy the holidays!

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Black, white and red!

Whenever I really don’t know what to wear (which happens too often), I revert to my go-to colours: black, white and red. Here are a few examples. Clearly my favourite prints include stripes and polkadots.

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Ted Baker dress is sold out in black and white. Shop the fun Baublebar earrings here and the  fun lips clutch here or here

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I have been waiting for almost a year before I could get my hands on this Dainty Jewells Central Park dress (shop here). It is almost always sold out! But dots! Wide skirt! Fitted bodice! Long sleeves! I had to have it! The little red bag is from Zara.

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These dresses are from (see here). The one on the left has a pretty v-back and is made from chiffon, the one on the right is made from cotton.