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30 best polo dresses trending now that everyone will want to wear in 2024

30 best polo dresses trending now that everyone will want to wear in 2024

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Last Updated on January 17, 2024 by Eve Dawes

Polo dresses are back in style and the key to getting the old money country club aesthetic

Polo dresses haven’t had a moment for a while but they are back in style in a big way and one of the key fashion trends for 2024 fashion trends. I’ve worn polo shirts in the past. I think everyone whose ever been to a golf club or grew up when Lacoste was the brand to wear has. However, polo dresses are new to me and one Spring fashion trend I can’t wait to wear. It’s comfortable, fresh and easy to throw on and go for everyday. Most of them are also really easy to dress up or down. The preppy aesthetic is still in style for 2024 along with country club smart casual vibes with loafers, pleated skirts, cable knit sweaters layered over collared shirts and polo dresses being a wardrobe staple. As seen at Gucci, Theory, Givenchy and Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood. Choose a contrasting or matching color collar, solid or print, mini, midi or maxi dress, it really doesn’t matter as it’s hard to mess this fashion trend up. Get ready to embody the collegiate meets country club vibe of 2024 with the best styles around this season and lots of polo dress outfit ideas.

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What are polo dresses

A Polo dress is perfect for a casual look that’s more elevated than your basic loungewear while still being comfortable. It’s name comes from the polo neck sports shirts and normally has a similar cut, turndown collar, buttons and cotton-knit fabric that men used to wear during polo games that originated in Great Britain.

It was René Lacoste that patented the design of this shirt and which was one of the 1st brand of polo shirts I wore. One of the reasons I love a polo dress more than polo shirts is that the feel more feminine, fresh and on trend. The shirts are great for golf but it’s the dresses I want to wear for comfortable everyday wear.

Polo neck VS turtleneck VS Polo dress

Being English but having lived in America for 20 years I got very confused with knowing what to call the neckline on polo dresses. To me a polo neck can be either a turtleneck or a polo shirt style.

Turtle-neck is the American name given to a polo neck, but in England, where there are both polo and turtle necks, it has a dual meaning. For the English, this neckline is tubular, although not as high or folded down as a polo neck often is.

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In America you’re better about distinguishing between the 2. So to save any confusion, in this article I’m going to call them polo dresses as I’m not referring to turtlenecks.

Are polo dresses in style

Yes polo dresses are set to be a big fashion trend for 2024 and a very much in style as the preppy aesthetic continues. As seen at Gucci, Theory, Givenchy, Miu Miu and Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood Spring Summer 2024 runway shows.

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How to style polo dresses

Preppy and country club old money aesthetics are both big fashion trends for 2024 making polo dresses an obvious choice. Don’t let the athletic vibe pigeon hole you into how you style these dresses. It’s just as fine to style them with jewelry and heels as it is with sneakers.

  1. Style them with sneakers and a trending style of sunglasses.
  2. For a smart casual polo dress outfit style them with heels and a belt.
  3. For preppy summer outfit style a polo mini dress with loafers with or without socks.
  4. Style a thicker polo long sleeve, maxi sweater dress with knee high boots for Winter.
  5. A baseball cap and sneakers is perfect for grocery store runs and a casual, athletic look.
  6. Create a feminine, summer outfit with a polo dresse and wedges (also trending for 2024).
  7. For country club casual, style them with socks, loafers and throw a cable knit sweater over your shoulders.

The 30 best polo dresses to wear in 2024. Some of the best brands for polo dresses include:

  • Best designer polo mini dresses: Gucci
  • Best designer long polo dresses: Tom Ford
  • Old school athletic aesthetic: Fred Perry, Lacoste and Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Feminine Chic: Balmain
  • Best minimalistic polo dresses: Simkhai
  • Best for polo neck knitted dress: Beverly Hills X Revolve

I don’t normally say I’m obsessed with things but I am with Gucci’s polo dresses. They’re the right mix of modern athletic elegance and old money and cut beautifully.


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