A spot of sophistication

When the Duchess of Sussex stepped out in Queensland’s Hervey Bay airport during her royal tour of Australia, her red spotty dress turned heads, sending fashion lovers into a pursuit for polka dots.

Already a timeless print, but now with the Royal seal of approval, you can expect to see polka dots and spots popping up more and more.

On a recent trip to Wintergarden, I dropped into the refurbished Seed Heritage store where I found the perfect polka dot dress to see me through summer. Ultra flattering and cut from beautiful broderie cotton with luxe lace detailing, it combines delicate spaghetti straps with a fitted bodice and full skirt.

You don’t have to have a party on your agenda to slip into this sweet dress, but with the festive season just around the corner, chances are an invitation to a Christmas party will arrive.

And if the occasion calls for something fun and flirty, it’s the perfect pick.

I admit it was the polka dots print that won me over, but I also love the versatility of this style of dress.

Three ways you may spot me wearing this dress over summer include:

  1. With espadrilles (another item that received the Duchess’ stamp of approval during the Royal tour) and a straw tote for a Saturday afternoon BBQ with friends.
  2. Paired with a block heel (most likely nude because they elongate the leg) and a clutch for a summer’s afternoon wedding, date night or Christmas party.
  3. With heels, a turban-style fascinator or wide brimmed hat and small handbag for a day at the races.

Brooke wears: Pretty Spot Dress by Seed and Izzy Heels by Nine West. Makeup by Mecca Maxima Wintergarden.

U on Sunday Fashion Editor Brooke Falvey knows what it means to dress for the occasion. After living in London for just over a year, Brooke Falvey returned home to Brisbane to share her style storytelling talents on her blog, Blonde Ambition. With a background in journalism, Brooke shares thoughtful lifestyle and fashion pieces through her Instagram account, What Brooke Wore, and her blog, Blonde Ambition, inspiring her readers to start doing what they’ve always dreamed of doing—and giving them tips on how to look good at the same time!. Ready to dress like you mean it? Get to know the girl behind What Brooke Wore.