How to Look Pretty in Polka Dots

Polka dots are seen tacky by many, but they can be fashionable when worn and styled the right away. Shine like a star with these tips on how to look pretty in polka dots.

Go Classic

The trendiest way to wear polka dots is to pair it with sophisticated, dressed down accessories. Simple pearl accessories or nude pumps are just some of the simple pieces that can upgrade your polka dot outfit.

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Tone it Down

Polka dots can sometimes be too overwhelming. If you feel like the prints overpower you, then town done the look with a sleek blazer or a streamlined coat. These structured pieces will fuse some formality to the casual look of polka dots.

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Stick with the Palette

If you plan on working with a bright polka dot outfit, then make sure to pair it with pieces that conform with the palette. This will make a matchy outfit that’s not too overpowering.

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…or Take the Opposite Road

Polka dots also look good with plain outfits that go against the palette. Such is the case of this beautiful lady, who wore her white polka dot top with a black pencil skirt. Like her, you can add some ‘oomph’ to your look with statement shoes. Just look at her vibrant pink lace-up sandals.

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Go Dots on Dots

Print on print is hot nowadays, so why not try dots on dots? To pull this look, go for contrasting colors and dot sizes. Stay minimalistic when it comes to your accessories.

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Mix Prints

Another trendy way to wear polka dots is to pair it with other types of prints. Gingham, leopard and zebra prints – the possibilities are endless with polka dots!

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Polka dots are more to just clothing. You can also channel this trend by rocking dotted accessories. From bags to scarves, the choices are endless! It’s just a matter of choosing an accessory that suits your mood/style.

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