Zara starts selling black version of 2019's popular polka dot dress

Here's where to get your hands on it

Sarah Young@sarah_j_young
Monday 12 August 2019 11:06

The “It” dress that has taken over the UK this summer is now available in a new colour.

Everyone knows someone who owns the Zara polka dot dress and if you don’t, chances are you’ve spotted it on passers-by.

Women everywhere have been wearing it while riding bikes, waiting at train platforms, drinking on rooftop bars and even getting hitched.

Now, to keep up with popular demand, the high street retailer has launched the dress in the inverse colour – black with white spots – and it might be even more stylish than the original.

The only slight obstacle is that the new version is currently only available in Australia, where it costs $99 (£55).

While it currently isn't up for grabs in the UK, it has been rumoured that the dress will be landing on British soil pretty soon.

The black version of the dress features the exact same design, with a flattering frill hem, long sleeves, round neck and a scattered polka dot pattern.

It also looks set to be just as popular as the original, with several sizes already selling out in Australia.

In the meantime however, you can still shop the original version in the UK at your local store and online at Zara.

The white style flew off store shelves this summer after being released earlier in the year, with searches for “zara white polka dot dress” up by 110 per cent in recent weeks.

The It dress is now available to buy in black (Zara)

In fact, the £39.99 number from Zara has proved so popular that it even has its own Instagram account, Hot 4 The Spot, which collates sightings of the dress submitted by people across the country.

The account, described as a “safe place for *the dress*“ was set up by stylist Faye Oakenfull in May, and has already amassed more than 20,000 followers.

You can read more about why the Zara dress has been so universally popular here.

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