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Trend Worth Trying: Polka Dot Dresses

10/10/2006 at 04:31 PM ET

As seen in our Would You Wear It gallery, polka dots always have a sweet, retro feel — and combined with swingy skirts and bare necklines, they are the perfect way to keep wearing dresses into fall. We love Eva Longoria’s one-of-a-kind Nanette Lepore dress (left), but since we can’t buy that one, here are some other versions of the trend to try:

For a more work-appropriate version of Eva’s dress, check out these shirtdresses from Nanette Lepore, $320, and Arden B, $128.

If you like a little more support, try a halter version from J. Crew, $250, or XOXO, $94.

To get the look for a steal, try Forever 21, $28.

And the look works on all body types. For plus sizes, try this Donna Ricco halter dress, $148.

Click here to see other Trends Worth Trying.

Photo: Baxter/ABACA

FILED UNDER: Eva Longoria , Trends

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Becky on

i LOVE polka dots!!!!! i will definetly try this trend!!

EmO giRl on

I WOULD DEFENITLY TRY POLKA DOTS!!I LOVE THE DRESS THAT EVA IS WEARING…I HOPE THER IS ONE BUT INSTEAD OF BLACK IN WHITE THERE WAS BLACK AND RED…=)

hart braka on

i have the cutest polka-dot dress in the world!

and EVA u look gorgeous i that dress

Alexa on

I like this polka dot dress Eva is wearing. It looks very cute.

I like the very suttle polka dot dresses, nothing to outlandish or loud. I think polka dot dresses really take you back into time, from the 50’s and so forth. It’s nice for a change.

Diana on

I love this outfit! I think it’s really hot. I’ll definately try this look.

Jackie on

i love the dots… hasn’t this trend been on for a while though?

AnnieM on

Love that dress on her (can’t say I’ve seen many dresses on Eva that I don’t love).

percols on

love polka dots, they are hot!!!

Lolo on

It looks okay but the top of it looks too baggy! She might need some straps with that. It looks okay but you could do better!

Amber on

I love polka dot dresses, but the ones that were in your “Would You Wear It gallery” are just aweful, I did not like the colors(if you can call black & white a color, since they’re really not even colors in the first place).

vivian a on

i so had this dress like 3 years ago and i still luv it!

bri bri on

I LIKE THE WHOLE POLKA DOT THING, BUT THAT DRESS IS NOT HELPING HER OUT IN ANY WAY, IT DOESEN’T GIVE HER ANY SHAPE!
AND I AGREE THE TOP HALF OF HER DRESS DOES LOOK BAGGY.

Leann Sharp on

Eva Longoria looks absolutely ridiculous with blonde hair. I’ve never seen her looking more unattractive.

Darina on

WOw I think Eva always looks great.
And about the pokadot dress Love it and its so coming back.
Paris and Russia are filled with it right now.

Its Definatly a Great Look This Year

laura on

Leann….I agree she looks so much better with her natural dark hair. Some woman can pull off the lighter shades when not natural but she CANT…she is very beautiful and wish she would look the way she is supposed to….i dont like dots

Beauty on

I adore Eva Longoria,she’s been blessed with beauty,grace and talent.I really admire her and about the polka dots,well,if you have a curvilinied firgure you must use it!!! Of course not all of us can afford it but also we could buy another version that fits with our personallity!!! yay xD

Jen on

I’ve had a polka dot dress similar to this one for two years now…I love it. This looks great on Eva, and anyone can pull it off.

pepperjack on

i don’t think this little lady could look bad if she tried.

olha on

i like em..theyre cool.

lisa divirgilio on

Eva is beautiful in what ever she wears, she is stunning, pretty girl,,wish I were in her shoes,,literally..Enjoy your life and your sexy boyfriend,lean, tall and handsome more power to Eva..rock on GF.

amanda on

I love polka dots….and eva longoria looks absolutely fab in this dress by the way i love her hair color and i wish i could find a dress like hers..or a boyfriend that looked like hers!lol!

Che on

I would wear it…only if I can pull it off. (:
Eva looks beautiful in practically everything she wears! I bet her fiance Tony Park of the San Antonio Spurs never complains! Ha ha.

Kiana on

PLEASE PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME WHERE i CAN GET THIS DRESS
IF NOT BY STORE THEN ONLINE…THE CLOSEST TO ME WAS A MALL IN VIRGINIA, BUT THEY SAID THAT THEY DON’T HAVE IT ANYMORE
BECAUSE IT WAS FROM SUMMER…JULY TO BE EXACT..I WANT WANT
THIS DRESS…ANY HELP??

THANK YOU!!! BTY, I want nearly the exact dress..

Kiana

Lexi on

Hey I love your hair and i saw it in a magazine and i wanted to do that this year for my junior prom…our theme is OLD HOLLYWOOD i love it but i went and had it done today like that but yours looks alot better could you tell me how you got yours done?? thank you so much
xoxo lexi

Rachel on

I love the look. The polka dots look really sexy against her fake tan.

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