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Top 6 Ways To Wear Polka Dots

Polka dots instantly throw us back to the style of the 1950s. They conjure up images of full-skirted midi dresses, cardigans and perfectly curled and pinned hair.

However, polka dots are now making a come back, and we have spotted many of Instagram’s most stylish sporting the pretty pattern.

Take a look below to find out just how versatile and modern the look can be.


How cute is this little playsuit?

We absolutely love how Evelina channels some retro vibes with the polka dot pattern and round glasses, but brings the look bang up to date with the cutout detailing.

Playsuits are so easy to wear, and are so much more practical than dresses, whilst still being feminine.

Get Evelina’s gorgeous sunglasses look with the Marc Jacobs MARC 169/S.

The stunning ornate gold metal frames, retro round shape and tinted brown lenses would look beautiful worn with any polka dot outfit.

 Marc Jacobs MARC 169/S
Marc Jacobs MARC 169/S

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Here, Designer Mahtab Jamali brings a 1950s retro classic right up to date.

We love the classic polka dot midi skirt and how it is styled with casual trainers and a snapback.

It just shows how such skirts can work as a casual everyday outfit.

The addition of feminine and pretty accessories such as the bright red shoulder bag and white acetate sunglasses makes this look even more special.

You can get her sunglasses style with the Tonny TS943.

Channel some retro vibes with the subtle cat eye shape and the bold white plastic frames. The little bow detail on the temples is super cute too.

 Tonny TS943
Tonny TS943

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How elegant is this look?

Kim Le’s look here would be perfect for a sophisticated evening out or even a day at the office.

The tie waist detailing gives Kim a ladylike silhouette, whilst the Chanel handbag and black court shoes elevate this outfit to new heights of glamour.

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YouTuber and Blogger Becca role proves here how polka dots can actually be worn with other patterns effectively.

Becca has teamed a pretty polka dot ruffle shirt with some striped three-quarter length trousers.

By keeping the colour scheme the same across the outfit, the two patterns work really well together to create a look which just works.

Why not experiment by mixing polka dots with other patterns too?

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Instagrammer Bibi Kay has demonstrated how to bring polka dots right up to date with these chic tailored trousers.

The perfect style for the office or a night out, Bibi has kept things feminine with some ankle strap sandals and a sheer long sleeved top.

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Fashion model Camille Charriere proves that polka dots don’t need to be in a regular, busy pattern for them to work.

This cute red dress is a perfect daytime look, with the subtle white polka dots being matched with some bright white trainers.

The addition of the little backpack makes this the perfect outfit for running everyday errands or for sightseeing on holiday.

The subtle pattern would be perfect for those of you who might be quite scared to try the polka dot look for the first time.


Looking for more style inspiration? Check out how to style jumpsuits!