Polka dots are trendy, chic, timeless, conservative and playful. Think you are seeing dots? Some designers have gone all the way with dots this season. Styles in or with polka dots can make a statement when they are combined with certain fabrics such as lace, velvet, or denim, mixed with prints and / or stripes or are big in size. They can be classic in basic styles with simple lines and neutral colors such as black, white and navy blue.
Mix and Match
When you mix prints or stripes with polka dots the dots should be bigger or smaller than the accompanying print. The photos above illustrate this. The first photo has small pots on pants with a large floral print jacket. The second photo is a glen plaid pants worn with a large polka dot sweater and the third photo shows smaller dots on top with a large check skirt.
The three styles above are professional looking and would look great in an office setting. Pairing a solid color pencil skirt or pants with a polka dot blouse and pumps looks appropriate for the office. But a polka dot dress can be worn for work events outside the office like a company picnic, an off-site meeting, or any other casual work setting where you still want to look polished.
Ways to Wear Polka Dots
A polka dot dress will rock at a cocktail party or wear the above pictured silk pants to host a dinner party. Leather skirts or pants look cool with polka dot tops. Wear a white polka dot top with a white bottom (skirt or pants). A cropped jacket or cardigan over a feminine style polka dot dress gives you a romantic look. Attain a casual look by combining polka dots with a denim jacket or denim pants. You can also combine polka dots with bold colors.
Tip: Reserve large polka dots for garments such as long dresses or maxi skirts.