We had this discussion on our forum 18 months ago, but it’s a goodie so I’m making it a poll. Now more than ever, stores are filled with all sorts of stripes and polka dots. These magically simple designs have my heart because they are both classic and modern, and I never seem to tire of them. 

I can’t rave enough about the urban, androgynous and dramatic integrity of dark pinstriped suits and blazers. I also adore crisp black and white, navy and white, and grey and white striped knitwear, knitted tops and blouses.

On the other hand, I love two-toned polka dot designs for tops, dresses, bags, umbrellas, scarves, lining, and my iPhone case. I also love self-coloured polka dot designs. I find the curvy shape of a polka dot fun and comforting. The pattern always makes me smile, and it’s as simple as that. 

So as much as I adore the severity and strictness of pinstripes, I like polka dots just a little more. I am Team Polka Dot. 

Over to you. Are you Team Stripe or Team Polka Dot? Tell us why and no batting for both Teams.