How to Wear Polka Dots
How to Wear Polka Dots
Trends: Polka Dots
Polka dots are one of the key prints always on trend for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. They’re a really versatile basic and look amazing mixed with floral prints, checks muted tones or rainbow brights. I love all the different ways to wear polka dots and there really is something for everyone.
I’ll admit polka dots are not something I’ve bought or worn in longer than I’d care to think about, but I can now be regularly (ahem) spotted in one of the fabric trends. Yes, this trend has slowly reeled me in because although the look for today has grown-up, it still reminds us to have a bit of fun with fashion. And I like it!
How it differs now is that it has been given an upgrade, mixing with contrasting sizes and colours and the way I am loving, updated to fit the mixed prints trend that was all over the catwalks. Caroline Herera gave us lots of polka dot inspiration, and I particularly loved the two-tone polka dot dress with a nod to that reemerging 80s trend of puffball sleeves. We’ll talk about the fact bum bags are back another time..!
So, it’s finally Spring (hurrah!) and, of course, florals and pastels will be in abundance. Ruffles are also everywhere and all of them can be made edgier when combined with polka dots.
The dress I’m wearing encompasses so many key Spring trends, but I don’t feel like I’ve rolled myself in a vat of trends and emerged looking like a children’s entertainer. It just works. The detailing is striking, but subtle and a really good design for a wedding, summer party or a day at the races.
I’ve got my legs out again. It’s contagious! I wrote about how one dress gave me the body confidence to dare to bare my least favourite part. And, here I am again!
But, I’m obsessed with over the knee boots at the moment and I love these peep toe grey ones which I got for £12! The colour and style goes so well. They’re my current alternative to my winter staple – the ever-reliable opaque holdy in tights!
Polka Dot Trends
Inverted Black and White Polka Dots
1. Polka Dot Puff Sleeve Top £16.50 2.Polka Dot Layered Sleeve Top £32 3.Polka Dot Two-Tone Jumpsuit £35 4. Polka Dot Sweater £19.99
Black and white Polka dots are a classic combination. Black and white in general. For 2019 try contrasting and inverting your top and bottom. Statement sleeves are a continuing hit from last season and so try layering up to create a multidimensional effect. Or, just buy one piece where the look is ready to go!
Polka Dots with mixed fabrics and patterns
- Polka Dot Mixed Print Dress £39.99. 2.White Ruffle with Navy Polka Dot and Floral Dress £22 3. Rose and Polka Dot Dress £45 4. White Polka Dot and Floral Dress £56
Mixed prints can be seen everywhere, so take things a step further by mixing your polka dots with stripes or with florals. The beauty of mixed prints is that you can pick out one colour and accessorise with it to your heart’s content!
Polka Dots with Colour
1.Red Polka Dot Top £25.99 2.Red Polka Dot Dress £55 3. Navy Blue Polka Dot Culottes £79 4. Green Tweed Skirt
Colour is everywhere from bold rainbow brights to the monochromatic head to toe one colour. With a polka dot base, add a splash of solid colour or wear polka dots in navy and red for an elegant look that can easily take you from day to night.
How to accessorise with polka dots
Polka dots look great accessorised with a solid complementary or contrasting colour. With mixed prints, it’s easy to choose one of the colours and use that as your foundation palette.
Bloggers and fashionistas went crazy for the Cult Gaia bamboo bag last year and the style has been updated. . This £35 boxy bamboo bag is my take on it for this year. Admittedly, I’m not sure how it will look with all my toddler mum accoutrements inside it! But at least it will encourage me to pack a little lighter and keep things tidy!
I have had so many compliments on this pink quilted bag. It has all the markings of a much more expensive designer bag, but for a tiny fraction of the price. It’s the perfect accessory for all things Spring and Summer fashion related and you can enter to win one below.
There you have it: Polka dots do not have to be scary and are actually a really wearable trend and that is the kind of trend I like! There are so many pieces that you can continue to wear beyond this season and that’s where we get that all important longevity and cost per wear!
Have you been wearing polka dots or are you planning to? What are your favourite things to wear in Spring and Summer?
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I love the chance to wear florals & lighter colours.
I love to wear short sleeves for the first time since winter. Coupled with a blazer or leather jacket – weather dependent.
i love wearing linen trousers, with a lovely blouse
Eyecatching beautiful summer pieces.
I love wearing those lingerie style leotards, especially lacy ones!
What a stunning bag
Shorts and T-Shirts are my go to in the Summer.
Floaty dresses, strappy tops with long kimono jackets.
Maxi dresses all the way, in fact, all year ’round, complete with strappy sandals, sometimes wedges, and cardigan. Nice and easy to wear! Polka or pretty flowers, love ’em.
Dresses and skirts love to get my legs out
I like to wear bright florals in the summer and bright colors, as well. In the spring I mostly wear pastels. Polka dots anytime.
I love wearing polka dot blouses & tops with plain trousers and also bright florals to cheer myself up after winter
I like wearing lacy tops & flowery prints in the spring/summer.
This is a fab article, I love so many of the items & the bag is so stylish & in my favourite colour!
Love polka dots!
I like wearing play suits and maxi dresses
I love dots and stripes which I mix and match with denim to brighten my summer look beautifully.
I love to wear bright and bold patterns in spring/ Summer. Polka dots/ Florals and stripes are perfect.
dresses and flipflolps
I love wearing pastels in spring/summer. They look amazing with a tan but make me look washed out in winter
Cant wait to wear skirts and a top. Polka dots would be dun. My favourite skirt as a xhild was sky blue with white spots, i would like an adult version now!
fingers crossed, lovely prize x
I like nothing better than to put on a nice frock and sandals. Sun hat and pashmina kind of cover up thingy and I’m good to go.
I’m wearing a spotty t shirt now I like little dots
Polka dots never go out of fashion and are stylish. Fantastic prize, thank you x
It has to be floaty summer dresses and skirts. Cannot wait to get out of the blacks and greys and into colours!
I like pastels.
Polka dot dresses are so pretty and summery
I love playsuits! So comfy and look grear
Summer is definitely my favourite season. I love wearing floaty maxi dresses, linen trousers or playsuits.
I love to wear shorts and pretty tops
I love polka dots. I love to wear them in a chic office attire to really perk up a dreary outfit
I like wearing my jeans or leggings with lovely cold shoulder tops or tops made from floaty lighter materials
I love polka dot dresses. Never thought I would till I tried one on and found I really suited it.
i love all of the dresses, they are gorgeous
I love wearing little summer dresses and playsuits
I like Palazzo trousers in various colourful prints.
long maxi dresses are my fav!
Love wearing sundresses x
I love being able to break out the pretty vests 🙂
I love wearing shorts and a tee shirt of a dress if I am going out .x
some florals in spring are perfect
Love wearing strappy sandals or ballerinas and either jeans with spaghetti strap tops or summer dresses.
I love bright spring colors
I love wearing floaty floral dresses – with a jacket in Spring
I love summery dresses and need lots of for the up and coming summer
floral patterns for me
I’ve loved polka dots for as long as I can remember. I’m weating them right now in fact.
I love wearing pastel colours
I just love being able to wear sandals!
I love the mixture of polka dots and flowers
Amazing dress for summertime!
I also love polka dots, and in Spring I wear a lot of pastel colours too
Love the bag
So glad polkadots are back in fasion, my mum had one when I was just born and looking at it in the photos I just love it. I wonder if she still has it?!
A floral skirt with a plain top is lovely for Spring.
I’m very much a jeans and blazer girl until the weather hots up and then I’m all for floral floaty dresses
In summer I like to wear cropped trousers and t shirts or floaty floral dresses.
I love polka dot prints and so glad they are in style this summer.
i love wearing floral patterns or shades of pink
I love floral tea dresses
I love to wear floaty tops and linen and yes polka dots are a good look for summer
Wow i love this bag what a statement piece!
Beautiful bag, would go with everything for Spring and Summer, I love pink, it makes me feel so girlie.
I like to wear lighter colours and fabrics in the spring.
Love pastel colours for the Summer, being a bit on the chubby side, i dont wear alot of florals or stripes, never tried polka dots, but i like a skirt and tshirt or a nice short sleeved blouse
Love pastel skirts, floral shirts, and fun patterns.
i love stripes but polka dots are so cute to
Love to wear light clothing in the summer months = the polka dots look like great fun
Wow such a lovely dress – and great price!
I love florals for spring, especially in pastel colours
I love polka dot dresses in summer
I have a stripy sun dress that I think probably makes me look a bit like a deck chair but it’s so colourful and cheery I love getting it out when the sunshine comes around!
There are some great ideas and I would love to try some in the warmer weathet
i like high waisted shorts and cute tops
I’m always loving polka dots
love to wear a breton and white skinnies with bright wedges or tea dresses
This website certainly has all of the information and facts I wanted about this subject and
didn’t know who to ask.
I love wearing dots finished off with silk scarf and crisp white blazer, then maybe dots on summer wedges…..
This bag is gorgeous! I am not usually a fan of pink but i really love this! I love wearing blue and thrills during summer!
I love pretty floral tops, bright colours and pastels, and then comfy bottoms, leggings, shorts, with flats, at 40, I keep it comfy, cool, yet pretty
I love bringing the dresses out
I love wearing a nice maxi dress
I love wearing pretty feminine tea dresses in summer
I love wearing feminine tea dresses in summer
I love cute polka dot dresses
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A retro polka dotted dress with matching dotty hairband
I am just so happy to get my sparkly flip flops back out
I love cropped white trousers with bold coloured tops
love wearing dresses in the summer x
Bright colours, tops and t shirts, and summer dresses (when the weather eventually warms up!)
I always love black and white polka dots.
I’m usually T shirt and jeans – nothing frilly or floral
I love a pretty top with some high waisted trousers
Short shorts and babydoll dresses. I’m petite so it’s hard to find dresses that don’t make me look like I’m drowning. Babydolls always work and put me in a summer mood though!
I love little dressses
Love nice pastel colours and light sandals x
I love wearing floating skirts and dresses always reminds me of my summer holidays, and the beach
Loving the florals this year, so many gorgeous pastels
i love wearing clothes with florals patterns, i also love light pastel colours for the spring and vibrant ones for summer
a blue floral dress that is so summery and pretty
In Spring and Summer i love wearing my dresses and bright colours.
I just look forward to getting some colour into my wardrobe. Black and grey seems to have gone on forever.
I love that I can wear my summer dresses with colourful prints again!
Love wearing pastels as I am very pale these suit my colouring and are quite flattering. Love wearing my skinny jeans and any little T (as long as its a pastel colour 😀 )
I do.love my polka dots – more in summer ‘ yhey always look classy
I love loose patterned trousers, sheen tops, sandals
Cool floaty dresses
I generally wear maxi dresses throughout the year and of course in the Spring/Summer they are somewhat lighter. Florals will always be my favourite and I love to team them with pretty cardigans and wedge sandals. Also a wide brimmed hat is great for when the sun is too strong.
all of the fabulous summer clothes
I love wearing tank tops and high waisted shorts!
I’m in love with this bag! It’s so pretty, the dress is super cute, can wait till the weather improves a bit.
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My new blue polka dot and black flower dresses, and new never worn shoes I have bought this winter. Thanks!
Oh this is such a lovely dress and great price too. The bag is such a pretty pink and I love it!
Love that Polka dot dress and you have styled it awesomely – Looks classy and chic hun x
I love wearing pastel colours and floaty casual dresses
I tend to go for darker polka dots but I have quite a few dresses I have bought recently with them on. Love your bag! x
Love the look of the black and white polka dot jumpsuit. I don’t own anything with polka dots. I better get something ASAP
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I can’t wait for it to warm up…..I am dying to get my cropped trousers and pretty tops out.
Love wearing dresses in spring and aummer.
I love polkadots! Them and stripes are the best, I prefer monochrome. Absolutely love the black and white options here and the pink bag would go so well, just like with your dress 🙂 You look stunning!
Thanks so much, Jennie! Can’t go wrong with stripes, either. I have to say, the black and white options are my favourites, too! 😘
So much inspiration, thank you! I love polka dots, as they’re so easy to wear and effortless to style 🙂
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You have such lovely photos and I love your style. I am very much a jeans and T shirt kind of person in the spring. I’m getting more into graphic Ts.
I like floral patterns matched with plain such as floral shirts with plain vest tops
short, skirts and pretty floaty dresses 🙂
What a fab selection of polka dot garments and accessories.
I like to wear tunics and leggings, usually plain, but sometimes with stripes, checks or dots.
I love wearing simple summery dresses 🙂
I love to try mix a bright colour clothing item with black to brighten up my wardrobe. Might have to try polka dots this summer
i love summery dresses cant wait for it to warm up x
I love polka dots so vibrant and different
I love pink and polka dots and also gingham both I think are great patterns for the spring.
I love pastels x
I love wearing cute dresses and off the shoulder tops x
Im more FOR comfort – flat sandles linen pants and comfy tees – accessories make all the difference
I like pastels.
I like bright colours and florals in spring
There are some lovely outfits in this post, I really like the navy one, I stick mainly with things that don’t have a pattern or a very small pattern
I love to wear shorts and tees or little dresses!
my boyfriend got me a beige floral skirt I can’t wait to wear this spring.
What a nice boyfriend! Yes, florals and Spring go together perfectly! x
I like wearing floral dresses during the spring months.
I love Blue floral dress that makes me more gorgeous to the front of my family.
Can’t go wrong with florals x
Polka dots are stylish dazzling and classy!
Dazzling! Love that! x
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