Jennifer Lawrence's Polka-Dot Oscars Dress Was The Start Of A Huge Style Trend

On March 10, the 2024 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held the 96th Oscars award ceremony, where fans witnessed A-list celebs putting their best foot forward while walking the red carpet. Among the star line-up, Gliz noted America Ferrera's Barbiecore gown as one of the standout pieces. However, Ferrera's blush-pink look wasn't impactful enough to inspire any breakout trends. Instead, the fashion girlies can thank "No Hard Feelings" star Jennifer Lawrence for the current polka-dot obsession taking over the style world.

Although Gliz found Lawrence's Oscars 'fit overall slightly underwhelming compared to some of the other red-carpet looks — adding it to the list of worst-dressed celebs from the 2024 award show — the polka-dot pattern itself has kicked off something of a trend. Dotted prints have since popped up on the runways, including in Balmain's and Stella McCartney's Spring/Summer 2024 collections. Look forward to tailored designs, sheer takes, and matching sets as polka dots reign supreme this year.

Pull on a sheer top with polka dots

The sheer trend is getting an ethereal upgrade in 2024, so you will likely see more sheer tops and blouses on the shelves in the year ahead. Sheer long sleeves with solid bandeaus remain immensely popular, so combine it with a gauzy, polka-dotted top to nail both trends.

Twirl the hems of a polka-dotted maxi

You can get away with wearing a maxi dress most days out of the year, making it an understated wardrobe staple. Keep an eye out for maxi dresses with unique details, such as a banded waist, low-neck plunges, and airy, gathered hems.

Create a set of colorful polka-dotted pieces

Polka-dot prints are universally classy, regardless of color, so embrace your playful side by combining dotted garments in lilac purple, pastel pink, or a rich maroon. As compact co-ords are on-trend for spring 2024, feel free to explore various combinations, including high-neck sleeveless tops with midi skirts or halter tops and miniskirts.

Sun-bathe in matching bandeaus and bottoms

Sunny patio weather calls for laidback 'fits, so pull up to Sunday brunch in your polka-dotted bandeau and bottoms. Flared bottoms and a cropped top make for an effortless outfit combination for warmer days. And if there's a breeze out, it's easy to upgrade with a cape overcoat or a blazer and belt.

Deconstructed dots and blouses are taking over

Deconstructed looks are fashion's biggest 2024 craze, which entails complementing your outfits with untraditional elements, such as ties and wispy fabrics. To take part in this high-fashion trend, add a polka-dotted tie to your blouse or oversized blazer. In this case, you can also look for dresses or blouses that feature scarf or tie details if you prefer a more cohesive look.