Love That Polka-Dot Zara Dress? Here Are 9 Drop Hem Alternatives To Buy

Louise Whitbread

Whether you’ve got it, or are put off buying because everyone else has it, the polka-dot Zara dress is driving everyone dotty. You know the one, the white and black midi with a relaxed waist.

You’ve probably seen it on your Instagram feed, down the pub and at least three times on the way to work. With its loose-fitting, dropped hem style, it’s easy to see why it’s been so popular. It’s the perfect trans-seasonal piece that can be dressed up or down easily.

But like all the best dresses in Zara, once people catch on, you can’t avoid it. Everyone and their mum has it now.

So, if you love the style but don’t want to look like everyone else (or if you already have it and are looking for something similar to add to your wardrobe) we’ve trawled the shops to find alternatives, so you can stay stylish and ahead of the crowd.

Moss Copenhagen Smock Dress With Ruffle Hem In Ditsy Floral, ASOS, £65

This t-shirt style sock dress is our new favourite grab and go outfit. Throw on with a pair of white trainers and bright lipstick for maximum impact with minimal effort. 

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Geometric Print Dress, Zara, £39.99

We’re calling it, this is the perfect wedding guest outfit. Smart, structured and stylish, dress it up with barely there sandals or reach for a pair of gladiator sandals to dance the night away in comfort. And if you’re bag is big enough, why not bring both?

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Frill Cotton Dress, Mango, £35.99

This lightweight dress is ideal for when the weather gets hot, especially to keep you cool on an uncomfortable commute in the height of summer. It’s slightly oversized too so will wear well when layered over a white t-shirt. 

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Textured Check White Tiered Midi Dress, Oliver Bonas, £69.50

This white number is the perfect holiday midi. Whether you’re heading on a city break or beach getaway, it will go with trainers, sandals and flip flops alike. And it’s got pockets – result!

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Long V-neck Dress, H&M, £39.99

If florals take your fancy, this ruffled sleeve dress is sure to please. Wear with a dainty gold necklace and tousled curls for a formal touch to this season’s trend.

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Shrimps Gingham Towel Dress, Warehouse, £55

The Shrimps X Warehouse collaboration is the gift that keeps on giving. While we’ve picked our favourite pieces here, this gingham smock style dress takes the biscuit. All you need is a floppy hat and that’s your summer holiday wardrobe sorted.  

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Belted Button Up Midi Dress, &Other Stories, £69

Keep cool in this cami-style dress. The soft tie belt will clinch in your waist and can be loosened after one too many burgers at the BBQ. It’s lightweight, flowy and makes finding something to wear in the morning a breeze.

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Red Tiered Hem Wrap Midi Dress, New Look, £25.99

Not even the classic wrap dress could escape embracing the drop hem trend. A timelessly flattering style, especially for bigger busts, this is a no brainer. *Adds to basket immediately.*

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Leaf Print Relaxed Midi Dress, Marks & Spencer, £79

Embrace a statement print in this t-shirt style dress that’s cut in a relaxed fit. Wear with a pair of tan sliders and a round-handled bag to let the dress do all the talking.

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