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9 Darling Polka Dot Summer Dresses

Assortment of polka dot summer dresses.

Is there anything more fun than a cheery polka-dot dress for summer? Absolutely not!

One of the most popular and playful patterns, polka dots seem tailor-made for summer style. With their cheery, casual vibe and versatility, they’re the perfect pattern for a breezy, easy summer dress.

On a flowy wrap or maxi dress, they add texture and charm; on a fitted, shorter dress, they can give any outfit just a hint of retro flair. This summer’s best choices for polka dot dresses are stylish, affordable, and have enough options to fit any style and body type—shop some of our favorites now!

MITILLY Polka Dot Swing Midi Dress

Two images of a woman wearing a sleeveless polka dot dress

The MITILLY Polka Dot Swing Midi Dress is a cute midi dress with a button-down front and ruffled cap sleeves. It’s a classic style that looks good on pretty much everyone, with a tie-waist that allows you to cinch (or not) as you please. The dress features a flattering V-neck, plus everyone’s favorite bonus—pockets!

Ecowish Tie Waist Halter Dress

Two women wearing a polka dot halter dress

Try a more unexpected silhouette with the Ecowish Tie Waist Halter Dress. The high, halter-neck dress features a tie waist and an asymmetrical hem for a trendy high-low look. Choose from five different colors, all of which are versatile enough to wear for day or night.

R. Vivimos Irregular Polka Dots Midi Dress

A woman in a red polka dot maxi dress; back view of a woman in a blue polka dot maxi dress
R. Vivimos

For a pattern that’s a little more informal and deliberately imperfect, the R. Vivimos Irregular Polka Dots Midi Dress has “irregular” polka dots (asymmetrical and different sizes) on its ruched bodice and flowy skirt. The dress also features adjustable tie straps for a flowy, feminine look. It’s casual enough for day wear, but also can easily be dressed up, making it an ideal summer staple!

Beiranduo Tie Wrap Maxi Dress

A woman in a yellow polka dot wrap dress; a woman in a green polka dot wrap dress

A lightweight, well-cut wrap dress is a must-have for any summer wardrobe! We love the Beiranduo Tie Wrap Maxi Dress: a classic maxi dress with short sleeves, a V-neck, an adjustable wrap/tie waist, and a slit/asymmetrical ruffled hem. Choose from three different colors in the polka dot print (or a few different floral prints as well) and style it with your favorite shoes and jewelry for the perfect summery fashion statement!

R. Vivimos Off Shoulder Polka Dot Dress

Front and side view of a woman wearing a black and white polka dot off-shoulder maxi dress
R. Vivimos

Want a classic look that combines floaty, laid-back vibes with just a touch of vintage style? The R. Vivimos Off Shoulder Polka Dot Dress combines a trendy off-the-shoulder neckline and mid-length sleeves with a tiered, flowy maxi skirt in cute black-and-white polka dots. Get just a hint of retro style with the classic black-and-white pattern but with a modern, looser silhouette.

Prettygarden Backless Halter Sundress

A woman wearing a red halter-neck polka dot dress; a woman wearing a black halter-neck polka dot dress

During the hot summer months, light and breezy styles are a must. The Prettygarden Backless Halter Sundress definitely fits the bill: a floaty, bohemian style with a high halter neck, loose bodice and drapey waist, and a subtly tiered skirt. The dress in several different colors, all with polka dots, including some sheer dot layers along with the traditional, solid dot prints.

Moyabo Vintage Swing Dress

A woman wearing a black and white polka dot dress

The Moyabo Vintage Swing Dress is a black-and-white polka dot dress full of vintage style. Features include a high tie neck, ruffled cap sleeves, and a swingy A-line cut, all in soft, stretchy material. It’s inspired by the shirtdress look from mid-century fashion but with a lighter, less structured look for a modern feel.

BTBFM Spaghetti Strap Maxi Dress

A woman wearing a navy/white polka dot spaghetti strap dress; a woman wearing a green/white polka dot spaghetti strap dress

Spaghetti straps aren’t a trend of the past! The BTBFM Spaghetti Strap Maxi Dress features casual spaghetti straps plus a simple V-neck. The casual neckline pairs perfectly with the lightweight material and button-down detailing on this beachy, floaty maxi dress, which you can dress up or down with the right sandals and jewelry for any occasion.

Dressystar Retro Rockabilly Dress

A woman in a blue and black polka dot retro halter dress

For a dressier occasion and/or a full-on retro look, try the Dressystar Retro Rockabilly Dress! This ’50s-style halter swing dress can fulfill all your vintage-pinup style dreams: a circle skirt, fitted waist and bodice, and tie halter neck in several different color combinations of large polka dots.

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