How to Look Spot On in Polka Dots

One of the most popular prints of summer is the polka dot. Just like eyelet, this playful print has taken on a chic new look.


What’s so different this time around?

For one thing, dots are being shown on simply cut, streamlined pieces rather than frilly, feminine items. This makes for a more mature, sophisticated look.

Also, many dot prints are oversized creating a dramatic, rather than a sweet look. Be sure not to overdo your dots. If you are wearing oversize dots pants for example, wear a plain colored top to balance things out. Sleek accessories like a clutch bag also make dots more elegant.

Here are a couple of polka dot looks to get you thinking about how you might wear this trend.

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Polka dots look modern on this asymmetrical wrap dress. A gorgeous red leather bag punches up the look.

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Here’s another more casual look. Navy and white polka dots look clean and fresh on a simple, silky blouse worn with crisp white shorts.

Notice how with both these polka dot outfits the print takes center stage. The lesson here is don’t overcomplicate things when wearing polka dots.

What do you think of the polka dot trend?  I recently featured an over 40 style blogger wearing a lovely taupe and cream polka dot dress. Take a look and tell me what you think.

Here are some perky polka dots in stores now:

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