Stella McCartney, noted purveyor of sophisticated chic, went a bit dotty in her fall/winter 2011 collection, with polka dots popping up on various garments, including the humble T-shirt. Their most seductive appearance, however, was on knockout sheer-panelled dotted dresses, proving that the traditionally prim pattern definitely has a sexy side. Try it out on a pair of sheer hose – fun and flirty, but still appropriate for daytime business.
Wolford Bonny Dots in Sahara/Black $70 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com).
Jockey Fashion Dot in Tuxedo Black $10.50 at mass-market retailers across Canada.
Omero 'Sophia' $24 at Legs Beautiful in Toronto (416-366-3839).
Urban Outfitters hose in Black $16 at Urban Outfitters (www.urbanoutfitters.com).