How to wear Polka Dots

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Polka dots have been the talk of the town recently. Although the trend never left, everyone from Kate Middeleton to Jessica Alba have sported this versatile print. Polka dots are an epitome of a classy and feminine style. Even our Bollywood beauties Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu were seen rocking this trend. We are completely doting over these dots. Think this print is too overwhelming for you to try? We tell you how to wear polka dots without looking like Minnie Mouse.

Tone it Down

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton rocks a monochrome polka dot dress

Since, polka dots already make for a busy pattern; it’s advisable to break it with solid coloured pieces, like Kate Middleton who paired her dress with a black blazer and a pair of black heels. Polka dots are classic in black and white, but with a pop of bold colour and clean gold jewellery; the look is striking and sophisticated. Pick one signature piece and work your look around that. Jessica Alba adds a pop of bright pink to her dots. It’s a look that can easily be taken from desk to dinner. Want to tone down the girly-ness of polka dots? Pair with a denim jacket and leather ankle boots.

Jessica alba

Jessica Alba adds a pop of colour

Keep your hair neatly tied or swept aside, and make-up to a minimum, to rock this look to perfection. Take polka dots in a more romantic, feminine direction by pairing a polka dot top with a lace skirt.

Kareena Kapoor keeps Makeup to a minimum

Kareena Kapoor keeps make-up to a minimum

Size Does Not Matter

Polka dots can flatter every age and body type. They are playful, yet grown-up in a way which makes it perfect for work or the weekend. Plus sized women can wear polka dots too as it is the most forgiving of prints. The polka dots should be proportional to your shape, so if you are have a bigger bust; the print should be slightly larger to balance a bigger chest. Conversely, if you’re petite on top, the polka dots should be smaller to keep things proportional. That being said, anyone can rock polka dots of all sizes if worn right.

Bipasha and Deepika in polka dots

Bipasha and Deepika in polka dots propotional to their shape

Accessorize with Polka

SonamIf you are not too keen to wear this trend head on, try infusing polka dots into your outfits in the form of accessories. For instance, polka-dot tights can easily be worn with a neutral dress, and a polka-dot handbag can dress up a work blazer or a monochrome look. Go daring with footwear and opt for polka dots flats to pair with your distressed denims. Additionally, scarves are great accent pieces that give your outfits that touch of retro. Wear it as a head band or over a neutral or solid coloured dress like Sonam.

You can never be sad when you are wearing polka dots. They are a cheery print that brings an element of retro glam and fun to your wardrobe. Just remember to keep things simple and use them to spice up any outfit.

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