Holly Willoughby’s polka dot dress is smart yet summer-ready - and we're loving the vintage feel

Bethan Rose Jenkins
·2-min read
Photo credit: Tim P. Whitby - Getty Images
Photo credit: Tim P. Whitby - Getty Images

Holly Willoughby shared a preview of her outfit ahead of her last appearance on This Morning before Easter, which was also Phillip Schofield's birthday.

The polka dot dress featured wide, collar lapels and dainty button-up detailing, which gave the look a vintage feel.

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The flowing puff sleeves were elbow length while the dress fell to just below the knee and had a lightly cinched waistline, which added a little extra shape to the A-line number.

Known as the Gail dress, the piece is available from Reformation for £285 in polka dot print or ivory (although the ivory colour is currently sold out).

To emulate Holly’s style on the high street, you could try this button-up choice from M&S which is a very similar, with a classic shirt collar instead.

Boden’s Navy polka dot dress also has a vintage cut, but with a V-neckline and tied waist to achieve the same cinched effect.

H&M’s knee-length satin dress is a more relaxed shape with an elasticated waistline and simple tied neckline. The spotted pattern is also more subtle than the traditional bold polka dots.

This poplin dress from Monsoon features the same wide collar lapels as Holly’s vintage style choice, but in navy rather than black – and it’s in the sale (now £42, reduced from £60).

In the caption alongside her outfit, Holly promised that the show would be extra special to celebrate Phil's birthday and promised "there [would] be cake".

The star also shared a picture of the birthday boy blowing out candles on a cake made by her three children; Harry, Belle and Chester, before the show began.

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