Why polka dots are a trend you need to master. If you’re the type of person that associates polka dots with Minnie Mouse or 1950s circle skirt dresses, it’s time to think again.
There are prints that come and go and prints that stand the test of time. Polka dots fall into the second category.
The resurgence of the timeless polka dots is showing no signs of slowing down, with the print seen all over runways last year. Designers embraced this fun print in skirts, dresses, tops and accessories.
Polka dots have also been seen on the red carpet, with the likes of Eva Mendes and Olivia Munn rocking the look.
Today’s polka dot fashion statements are sophisticated and surprisingly versatile from wearing to work, going out with friends or dressing up for a date.
Here are some tips on how to wear and style this iconic fashion look.
The do’s and don’ts of wearing polka dots
- Wear them with other sized polka dots.
- Pair them with stripes, plaid or florals and other prints. Mixing prints to create your own fashion statement is a great way to get a playful street style outfit.
- Not only for apparel, rock polka dot bags, shoes and accessories.
- Don’t wear too many polka dots at once.
- Don’t opt for more deconstructed silhouettes when wearing red, black or white polka dots together. This will help you avoid looking like Minnie Mouse – unless that’s the look you’re going for.
- Don’t just stick to neutral polka dots. Colours are so much fun in this print.
- And lastly, don’t worry too much because there aren’t really any rules when wearing this trend.
Polka dot blouse with jeans
This is one look that you can throw on easily, while also looking like you made a huge effort.
Polka dot slip dress
Slip dresses always get our seal of approval and so do polka dots. Add the two together and you’ve got a winning combination.
Polka dot shoes with denim skirt
Spice up a simple outfit like a denim skirt and white tee by adding a pair of polka dot shoes.
Here at Fashion.ie we always promote fashion sustainability. Where possible, please exchange your clothing with others to increase their longevity which ensures they do not go towards landfill which is bad for the environment.
Always check out how and where your clothes, beauty products and accessories are made before purchase to ensure they are not only ethically produced but environmentally friendly.
We can all play our part and make the difference to working towards a better and cleaner fashion environment here in Ireland.
Why polka dots are a trend you need to master