How to Wear Polka Dots

How to Wear Polka Dots

Trends: Polka Dots

Polka dots are one of the key prints on trend for Spring Summer. They’re a really versatile basic and look amazing mixed with floral prints, checks and rainbow brights. I love all the different ways to wear polka dots and there really is something for everyone.

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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 for this spring summer.  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.

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How to wear polka dots| Polka dots are a really versatile, wearable fabric trend to wear| Here we have loads of inspiration for how to wear polka dots in a variety of styles | kittyandb.com #polkadots #fashioninspiration #outfitideas

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

  1. 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.

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How to wear polka dots| Polka dots are a really versatile, wearable fabric trend to wear| Here we have loads of inspiration for how to wear polka dots in a variety of styles | kittyandb.com #polkadots #fashioninspiration #outfitideas
How to wear polka dots| Polka dots are a really versatile, wearable fabric trend to wear| Here we have loads of inspiration for how to wear polka dots in a variety of styles | kittyandb.com #polkadots #fashioninspiration #outfitideas
How to wear polka dots| Polka dots are a really versatile, wearable fabric trend to wear| Here we have loads of inspiration for how to wear polka dots in a variety of styles | kittyandb.com #polkadots #fashioninspiration #outfitideas

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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  • Joy Winn
    2 years ago
    I love the chance to wear florals & lighter colours.
  • 2 years ago
    I love to wear short sleeves for the first time since winter. Coupled with a blazer or leather jacket - weather dependent.
  • sharon martin
    2 years ago
    i love wearing linen trousers, with a lovely blouse
  • Marie Panes-everill
    2 years ago
    Eyecatching beautiful summer pieces.
  • Holly Thompson
    2 years ago
    I love wearing those lingerie style leotards, especially lacy ones!
  • Tee Simpson
    2 years ago
    What a stunning bag
  • Adrian Bold
    2 years ago
    Shorts and T-Shirts are my go to in the Summer.
  • Leeanne Clifford
    2 years ago
    Floaty dresses, strappy tops with long kimono jackets.
  • LOUISE HEATON
    2 years ago
    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.
  • Eve H Ogden
    2 years ago
    Dresses and skirts love to get my legs out
  • Cassandra D
    2 years ago
    I like to wear bright florals in the summer and bright colors, as well. In the spring I mostly wear pastels. Polka dots anytime.
  • CAROL PATRICK
    2 years ago
    I love wearing polka dot blouses & tops with plain trousers and also bright florals to cheer myself up after winter
  • Julie Waldron
    2 years ago
    I like wearing lacy tops & flowery prints in the spring/summer.
  • Georgina Booth-Purdy
    2 years ago
    This is a fab article, I love so many of the items & the bag is so stylish & in my favourite colour!
  • Emily Smith
    2 years ago
    Love polka dots!
  • 2 years ago
    I like wearing play suits and maxi dresses
  • Ruth Wollerton
    2 years ago
    I love dots and stripes which I mix and match with denim to brighten my summer look beautifully.
  • Deborah Clarke
    2 years ago
    I love to wear bright and bold patterns in spring/ Summer. Polka dots/ Florals and stripes are perfect.
  • Natalee Gosiewski
    2 years ago
    dresses and flipflolps
  • Karen Hughes
    2 years ago
    I love wearing pastels in spring/summer. They look amazing with a tan but make me look washed out in winter
  • Peggy rossiter
    2 years ago
    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!
  • laura stewart
    2 years ago
    fingers crossed, lovely prize x
  • Serena La Pietra
    2 years ago
    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.
  • Jennifer Toal
    2 years ago
    I’m wearing a spotty t shirt now I like little dots
  • Jane Gorton
    2 years ago
    Polka dots never go out of fashion and are stylish. Fantastic prize, thank you x
  • Julie Edwards
    2 years ago
    It has to be floaty summer dresses and skirts. Cannot wait to get out of the blacks and greys and into colours!
  • Matt Brasier
    2 years ago
    I like pastels.
  • Jacqueline Roberts
    2 years ago
    Polka dot dresses are so pretty and summery
  • catherine lett
    2 years ago
    I love playsuits! So comfy and look grear
  • Donna W
    2 years ago
    Summer is definitely my favourite season. I love wearing floaty maxi dresses, linen trousers or playsuits.
  • paula cheadle
    2 years ago
    I love to wear shorts and pretty tops
  • Amy Briscoe
    2 years ago
    I love polka dots. I love to wear them in a chic office attire to really perk up a dreary outfit
  • Lauren Stebbings
    2 years ago
    I like wearing my jeans or leggings with lovely cold shoulder tops or tops made from floaty lighter materials
  • Fiona Johnstone
    2 years ago
    I love polka dot dresses. Never thought I would till I tried one on and found I really suited it.
  • Rebecca Powell
    2 years ago
    i love all of the dresses, they are gorgeous
  • Sharon Burroughs
    2 years ago
    I love wearing little summer dresses and playsuits
  • Natasha R-M
    2 years ago
    I like Palazzo trousers in various colourful prints.
  • jamie banks
    2 years ago
    long maxi dresses are my fav!
  • Hayley Perry
    2 years ago
    Bright colours!
  • Sara Davis
    2 years ago
    Love wearing sundresses x
  • Amie
    2 years ago
    I love being able to break out the pretty vests :)
  • Jayne Kelsall
    2 years ago
    I love wearing shorts and a tee shirt of a dress if I am going out .x
  • angela sandhu
    2 years ago
    some florals in spring are perfect
  • Debbie W
    2 years ago
    Love wearing strappy sandals or ballerinas and either jeans with spaghetti strap tops or summer dresses.
  • Gwendolyn Jordan
    2 years ago
    I love bright spring colors
  • Gwendolyn Jordan
    2 years ago
    Sundress
  • sheri Darby
    2 years ago
    I love wearing floaty floral dresses - with a jacket in Spring
  • Samj
    2 years ago
    I love summery dresses and need lots of for the up and coming summer
  • donna l jones
    2 years ago
    floral patterns for me
  • Mary H
    2 years ago
    I've loved polka dots for as long as I can remember. I'm weating them right now in fact.
  • Simone Griffin
    2 years ago
    I love wearing pastel colours
  • Joanna Ford
    2 years ago
    I just love being able to wear sandals!
  • Lisa Wilkinson
    2 years ago
    I love the mixture of polka dots and flowers
  • Rich Tyler
    2 years ago
    Amazing dress for summertime!
  • MichelleD
    2 years ago
    I also love polka dots, and in Spring I wear a lot of pastel colours too
  • Deborah Craig
    2 years ago
    Love the bag
  • Elizabeth Chew
    2 years ago
    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?!
  • Suzanne
    2 years ago
    A floral skirt with a plain top is lovely for Spring.
  • Kristy Brown
    2 years ago
    I'm very much a jeans and blazer girl until the weather hots up and then I'm all for floral floaty dresses
  • Margaret Clarkson
    2 years ago
    In summer I like to wear cropped trousers and t shirts or floaty floral dresses.
  • Sadiyya Maryam
    2 years ago
    I love polka dot prints and so glad they are in style this summer.
  • sandy ralph
    2 years ago
    i love wearing floral patterns or shades of pink
  • MANDY DOHERTY
    2 years ago
    I love floral tea dresses
  • Sheena Batey
    2 years ago
    I love to wear floaty tops and linen and yes polka dots are a good look for summer
  • LAURA MILTON
    2 years ago
    Wow i love this bag what a statement piece!
  • Sue Cook
    2 years ago
    Beautiful bag, would go with everything for Spring and Summer, I love pink, it makes me feel so girlie.
  • TANIA STANNARD
    2 years ago
    I like to wear lighter colours and fabrics in the spring.
  • Susan Smith
    2 years ago
    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
  • Russia Egmalis
    2 years ago
    Love pastel skirts, floral shirts, and fun patterns.
  • kerri copeland
    2 years ago
    i love stripes but polka dots are so cute to
  • Carole Nott
    2 years ago
    Love to wear light clothing in the summer months = the polka dots look like great fun
  • J Victory
    2 years ago
    Wow such a lovely dress - and great price!
  • Jen Oconnell
    2 years ago
    I love florals for spring, especially in pastel colours
  • Sabrina Baldock
    2 years ago
    I love polka dot dresses in summer
  • Isabel O
    2 years ago
    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!
  • Eileen Sumner
    2 years ago
    There are some great ideas and I would love to try some in the warmer weathet
  • chloe brill
    2 years ago
    vintage dresses
  • sarah rees
    2 years ago
    i like high waisted shorts and cute tops
  • Joanne Darnell
    2 years ago
    I'm always loving polka dots
  • kate tibbs
    2 years ago
    love to wear a breton and white skinnies with bright wedges or tea dresses
  • 2 years ago
    This website certainly has all of the information and facts I wanted about this subject and didn't know who to ask.
  • claire glace
    2 years ago
    I love wearing dots finished off with silk scarf and crisp white blazer, then maybe dots on summer wedges.....
  • Sarah Fielding
    2 years ago
    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!
  • Lorna Ledger
    2 years ago
    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
  • 2 years ago
    I love bringing the dresses out
  • Annabel Greaves
    2 years ago
    I love wearing a nice maxi dress
  • Emma Davenport
    2 years ago
    I love wearing pretty feminine tea dresses in summer
  • Emma Davenport
    2 years ago
    I love wearing feminine tea dresses in summer
  • 2 years ago
    I love cute polka dot dresses Kathy cakebread recently posted...Mua Light Luxe Lustre highlighter duo Lavish reviewMy Profile
  • ALISON MELVILLE
    2 years ago
    A retro polka dotted dress with matching dotty hairband
  • Michelle Ferguson
    2 years ago
    I am just so happy to get my sparkly flip flops back out
  • CHRISTINE SUTHERLAND
    2 years ago
    I love cropped white trousers with bold coloured tops
  • laura stewart
    2 years ago
    love wearing dresses in the summer x
  • Adrienne McGroder
    2 years ago
    Bright colours, tops and t shirts, and summer dresses (when the weather eventually warms up!)
  • DAWN WINSKILL
    2 years ago
    I always love black and white polka dots.
  • ElizM
    2 years ago
    I'm usually T shirt and jeans - nothing frilly or floral
  • Hannah Irish
    2 years ago
    I love a pretty top with some high waisted trousers
  • romi
    2 years ago
    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!
  • leanne weir
    2 years ago
    I love little dressses
  • Marycarol
    2 years ago
    Love nice pastel colours and light sandals x
  • Jane
    2 years ago
    I love wearing floating skirts and dresses always reminds me of my summer holidays, and the beach
  • Denise
    2 years ago
    Loving the florals this year, so many gorgeous pastels
  • amy bondoc
    2 years ago
    i love wearing clothes with florals patterns, i also love light pastel colours for the spring and vibrant ones for summer
  • Maureen Findley
    2 years ago
    a blue floral dress that is so summery and pretty
  • ADEINNE TONNER
    2 years ago
    In Spring and Summer i love wearing my dresses and bright colours.
  • kim d
    2 years ago
    I just look forward to getting some colour into my wardrobe. Black and grey seems to have gone on forever.
  • Susan Hoggett
    2 years ago
    I love that I can wear my summer dresses with colourful prints again!
  • Lynda Jones
    2 years ago
    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 :D )
    • Margaret Gallagher
      2 days ago
      I do.love my polka dots - more in summer ' yhey always look classy
  • Katy Malkin
    2 years ago
    I love loose patterned trousers, sheen tops, sandals
  • Lynne Manton
    2 years ago
    Cool floaty dresses
  • Krzysia
    2 years ago
    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.
  • Jackie Howell
    2 years ago
    all of the fabulous summer clothes
  • bilqees bano
    2 years ago
    maxi dresses
  • Ashley
    2 years ago
    I love wearing tank tops and high waisted shorts!
  • 2 years ago
    I’m in love with this bag! It’s so pretty, the dress is super cute, can wait till the weather improves a bit. The Smart Mummy recently posted...Smart Mummy Rant #1My Profile
  • Lubka K.
    2 years ago
    My new blue polka dot and black flower dresses, and new never worn shoes I have bought this winter. Thanks!
  • 2 years ago
    Oh this is such a lovely dress and great price too. The bag is such a pretty pink and I love it!
  • 2 years ago
    Love that Polka dot dress and you have styled it awesomely - Looks classy and chic hun x
  • jakki burton
    2 years ago
    I love wearing pastel colours and floaty casual dresses
  • 2 years ago
    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
  • 2 years ago
    Love the look of the black and white polka dot jumpsuit. I don’t own anything with polka dots. I better get something ASAP Kerry Norris recently posted...Coping When Your Partner Is UnwellMy Profile
  • 2 years ago
    I can't wait for it to warm up.....I am dying to get my cropped trousers and pretty tops out.
  • Leila Benhamida
    2 years ago
    Love wearing dresses in spring and aummer.
  • 2 years ago
    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!
    • 2 years ago
      Thanks so much, Jennie! Can’t go wrong with stripes, either. I have to say, the black and white options are my favourites, too! 😘
  • 2 years ago
    So much inspiration, thank you! I love polka dots, as they're so easy to wear and effortless to style :) Helen recently posted...PARTY: Ice-Cream Theme InspirationMy Profile
  • 2 years ago
    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.
  • Tee Simpson
    2 years ago
    I like floral patterns matched with plain such as floral shirts with plain vest tops
  • Natalie Crossan
    2 years ago
    short, skirts and pretty floaty dresses :)
  • Susan B
    2 years ago
    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.
  • Rachael
    2 years ago
    I love wearing simple summery dresses :)
  • Amanda tanner
    2 years ago
    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
  • Georgina Prince was davies
    2 years ago
    i love summery dresses cant wait for it to warm up x
  • Lauren H
    2 years ago
    Dresses
  • cheryl hadfield
    2 years ago
    I love polka dots so vibrant and different
  • Kim Styles
    2 years ago
    I love pink and polka dots and also gingham both I think are great patterns for the spring.
  • sarah carter
    2 years ago
    I love pastels x
  • sarah carter
    2 years ago
    I love wearing cute dresses and off the shoulder tops x
  • Margaret Gallagher
    2 years ago
    Im more FOR comfort - flat sandles linen pants and comfy tees - accessories make all the difference
  • Solange
    2 years ago
    I like pastels.
  • Michelle Newman
    2 years ago
    I like bright colours and florals in spring
  • Andrea Upton
    2 years ago
    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
  • Tracy Nixon
    2 years ago
    I love to wear shorts and tees or little dresses!
  • Bobbie S
    2 years ago
    my boyfriend got me a beige floral skirt I can't wait to wear this spring.
    • 2 years ago
      What a nice boyfriend! Yes, florals and Spring go together perfectly! x
  • nickie
    2 years ago
    I like wearing floral dresses during the spring months.
    • 2 years ago
      I love Blue floral dress that makes me more gorgeous to the front of my family.
    • 2 years ago
      Can’t go wrong with florals x
  • Calvin
    2 years ago
    Polka dots are stylish dazzling and classy!
  • bn100
    2 years ago
    blouses and skirts
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