13 times Kate Middleton, Deepika Padukone and other A-listers made polka dots wardrobe must-haves

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Everyone knows the chocolate brown polka dotted dress Julia Roberts wore to the polo match in Pretty Woman. The coordinated hat-gloves-and-dress ensemble gets its recall value from the cartoon-inspired ’50s print. Polka dots have, since then, become a fashion favourite among style icons—From Princes Diana to Kate Middleton, and Deepika Padukone to Kareena Kapoor Khan, celebrities all over the world have long loved the ever-lasting appeal of the pattern. In recent years, stars have adopted the retro print in flirty silhouettes and even given them an update.

All the dresses and tops with polka dots, as seen on Deepika Padukone, Dia Mirza and more

It was Deepika Padukone’s off-shoulder maxi dress by Parisian label Paul & Joe worn during Chhapaak promotions, which caught our attention. With ruffles running along the open neckline, puffy sleeves and a multi-tiered skirt, the dress broke up the bold pattern to create a flattering look. Similarly, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Kareena Kapoor Khan have both been spotted in Mother Of Pearl's dresses and skirts in dramatic proportions. Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge has an affinity for minuscule polkas that detail her signature polished silhouettes. Cases in point: a green belted midi from Suzannah, a vintage magenta number from Oscar de la Renta, and the classic monochrome midi by Emilia Wickstead that Kate Middleton has worn repeatedly. From Madhuri Dixit Nene’s slip dress and Suhana Khan’s halter number to Kriti Sanon's multi-sheer-layered maxi, Bollywood celebrities prefer modern, pared-down versions of the print in black and white. 

Among Dia Mirza’s repertoire of sustainable traditional outfits, there is also a white linen sari by Maku that featured the pattern in the handwoven piece. From gowns to blouses, scroll through our gallery of the best polka dotted outfits worn by celebrities and style influencers here.

Kareena Kapoor Khan in Bershka and Mother Of Pearl

Deepika Padukone in Paul & Joe

Kate Middleton in Altuzarra

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