So it looks like Zara's red leopard-print dress is the season's answer to the polkadot version

It's happening...

09 Sep 2019

Unless you were living under a rock, you will have probably noticed that one particular dress garnered cult-like status this summer.

Yes, we're talking about that Zara polkadot dress.

You know the one: you saw it on practically every other girl on the high street, down the pub and all over your Instagram feed. If for some bizarre reason you didn't, you most likely follow the iconic Hot 4 The Spot Instagram account. Dubbed 'a safe space for *the dress*', the Instagram account shares snaps of people proudly donning that Zara design.

In fact, 'The Dress' became so iconic this summer that GLAMOUR even teamed up with Hot 4 The Spot and Free Periodsto unite all wearers of *that* polka dot number in solidarity in one place at a dedicated event this month.

If you're feeling a little jaded by the sight of those black and white polkadots or are hoping to be one step ahead of the trend, we come bearing good news: there's a new version that's gaining popularity across Instagram.

Zara's latest iteration is a red and black animal-print number that's being touted as the new version of 'the dress' by the popular Instagram account.

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Leopard polka sandwich with an OG filling. I think it might have started. @theofficialpatrickdolan

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The £49.99 printed dress has already been spotted on a fair few fashionistas as we head into Autumn. Indeed, the Hot 4 The Spot account shared a photo of two women wearing it with the caption: "Leopard polka sandwich with an OG filling. I think it might have started."

It seems it has started; shoppers took to the comments section in their droves. "I need this in my life," wrote one shopper, while another added: "Where can I buy this? Obsessed!"

The flowing, round neck dress with flattering elbow-length sleeves, ruffled hem and a buttoned opening in the back looks set to be the dress of the season. Race you to Zara?