Spotted! 13 Ways To Rock The Polka Dot Trend
One of our favorite retro trends is here to stay, and we’re showing you how to rock polka dots without looking too cutesy because let’s be honest: If wearing a polka dotted sneakers is wrong, we don’t want to be right.
The Dream Dress
A flirty and feminine polka dot dream, this dusty blue dress from Rèalisation Par is a simple piece that has a lot of character. You may have seen this cute little number pop up on your Instagram feed a time or two, because it is known to be a fashion-blogger favorite. We love the delicate ruffle detailing on the neckline and hem which makes this mini dress sexy but coy—perfect for a date night dinner.
To buy: The Alexandra Dusty Blue Mini Dress, Rèalisation, $195
Wide-Eyed For These Wide-Leg Pants
We are so in love with these printed wide-leg pants by Alexis, but can you blame us? The simple print in black and tan make these pants easy to pair with any neutral top, and they will make your business-casual look go from drab to fab. With a banded waist and a concealed zipper in the rear, these pants will flatter everyone with the high-waisted fit. A simple turtleneck looks great with these stylish pants, but we also think any solid color blouse would look just as chic!
To buy: Alexis Auden Silk Polka Dot Pants, Saks Fifth Avenue, $473
Kicking It In Keds
How precious are these Keds by Kate Spade? In her signature print, these black polka dots line the all-white sneaker for a simple finish to an already classic shoe. Wear these sneakers with a pair of cropped trousers for a casual day at the office or pair with a simple dress to run errands on the weekend. With such a neutral print in basic colors, the opportunities for paring these comfy shoes are endless. Besides, no one does polka dots better than Kate Spade, so you can trust that your feet are in good hands.
To buy: Kate Spade Polka Dot Low Top Keds, Bloomingdales, $78
Clean, Cut, & Cropped
For a more subtle take on the polka dot trend, try wearing a top that features the same color print as it has as its base color. In this adorable sheer soleil dot blouse by Line & Dot, the enlarged polka dots give the blouse an even cleaner look, while the built-in cami makes it an easy wear. Since this print is pretty understated, it’s the perfect piece to go bold on bottom with and perhaps even trying to mix prints with striped pants or a floral skirt.
To buy: Line & Dot Cropped Sheer Top, Nordstrom Rack, $40
Belt It Out
Kate Spade is at it again with a perfectly chic skinny belt featuring her signature polka dot print. This genuine calf hair bow belt would look perfect with a solid color dress or skirt. The print comes in black with white polka dots, but you can also buy it in white with black dots, so you can decide which color scheme would complement your style best.
Or, you can take a note from our book and get both, because can you ever have too many patterned belts lying around, right?
To buy: Kate Spade Polka Dot Belt, Nordstrom Rack, $30
Pull Out Your Pencils
This ultra-sleek and fitted pencil skirt is perfect for the office, hitting just above the knee for a flattering cut. The black-and-white polka dot print makes it the perfect bold piece to pair with any color blouse, and a simple strappy heel will complete this chic look. Add on that banded waist with buckle belt, and we’re absolutely smitten!
To buy: Ralph Lauren Carlton Polka-Dot Pencil Skirt, Bergdorf Goodman, $1,490
Slip Into Sexy
For an ultra-chic way to incorporate polka dots into your wardrobe, this Charmer slip dress by Sincerely Jules should do the trick. The silky, languid slip dress is sexy and simple, while the polka dot print adds a playful twist. You could easily dress this little number up or down, but we’re imagining it with a pair of killer heels and biker jacket for that rocker-chic look we love.
To buy: Charmer Slipdress, Nordstrom, $129
This ruffle polka dot top by Sanctuary is our business casual dream come true. Easily dressed up with a pair of black slacks or dressed down with your favorite pair of denim, this top will undoubtedly become one of your go-to pieces for effortless style. The feminine ruffle detailing on the front and sleeves make this a must-have for any fashionista who truly values simple pieces with a touch of dainty charm.
To buy: Sanctuary Ruffle Top, Macy’s, $89
Tailored to Perfection
A jacket that has a lot of personality, this polka dot number is too perfect for words. With a tailored fit and a collarless neckline, this jacket will complement almost any top and will fit you like a glove. Showcasing very clean lines, this fun jacket is suitable enough for the workplace but also bold enough to wear over your favorite LBD to date night.
To buy: Helene Berman Polka Dot Jacket, Nordstrom, $328
Simple & Cute
For a super simple way to incorporate polka dots into your wardrobe, try incorporating a subtle print on a detailed cami. This peplum-style top from Topshop is a perfect tank to go under a blazer for the office or to pair with your go-to pair of skinny jeans and heels for a night out with the girls. It can easily be dressed up or down, and since the print and color scheme are in classic black and white, feel free to accessorize with something bold!
To buy: Pinspot Casual Camisole Top, Topshop, $40
All Wrapped Up
This wrap-style blouse from Zara featuring a tuxedo collar means business. Channeling the ultra-chic menswear trend that we keep seeing on the runways, this top will have you looking flawless in polka dots while also showing that you aren’t afraid to take an edgy fashion risk. We love the side bow fastening on this oh-so-serious top for an added hint of femininity.
To buy: Wrap Blouse with Tuxedo Collar, Zara, $39.90
Party In Polka Dots
The ultimate party skirt, this tulle mini is a must-have. A vibrant mix of patterns and texture, this multicolored twirl-worthy piece is made for a good time. The colorful print is the underskirt for a frothy embroidered tulle overlay, giving this mini a cutesy feel with an ultra-fashionable look. Pair this skirt with a simple black tank or grab the matching top for a real polka dotted party.
To buy: Embroidered Polka Dot Tulle Skirt, Stylebop, $392
Don’t Mesh With You
For the fashion risk-taker, this polka dotted mesh blouse is your new best friend. The rounded neck with ruffle and lace detailing gives a ladylike finish on top, but the sheer material everywhere else has you looking like a fashion queen who isn’t afraid to take a risk. The long puffy sleeves with lace detailing adds a hint of high-fashion flair, while the mesh material leaves us loving it even more. We can just see you now, strutting your stuff in this ultra sexy polka dotted blouse.
To buy: Dotted Mesh Blouse with Lace, Zara, $35.90