Polka Dot Me : Style Ideas Featuring Polka Dots!

Posted by Meagan Kyla on

vintage polka dot clothing set

Well polka dot my heart! We're so crazy about that popular retro motif....named polka dots! I think we all know the gal who adorned herself in iconic polka dot dresses on the "I Love Lucy" show, Mrs. Lucille Ball herself. Her darling polka dot shirt dresses where to die for!

Since we're going polka dot crazy, let's talk about how those dots can be a neutral and check out some different styling ideas.

Look 1:

Hell Bunny 1940s charcoal polka dot dress

A little charcoal grey and white polka dot 40s style dress always looks great paired with a solid black sweater that is adorned with cherries. I mean, cherries and polka dots together are always a wonderful retro combination!

Looks 2:

retro polka dot dress style ideas Voodoo Vixen bowling dress

How about bringing out the polka dot of a novelty print dress and pairing it with a bold polka dot sweater.

Voodoo Vixen bowling dress with polka dot sweater

Look 3:

polka dot wiggle dress with sweater

Polka dot on top of polka dot! Are you nuts?!

Give a contrasting polka dot ensemble a try, like the white and black polka dot sweater tied over a black with white polka dot wiggle dress. Add some bold accessories and voila!

retro polka wiggle dress with sweater

Look 3 variation:

retro polka dot wiggle dress Steady Clothing

Or you could button up the sweater and cinch in your waist with an elastic waist belt in a bold color.

retro polka dot wiggle dress Steady Clothing

Look 4:

A bold polka dot top in turquoise mixed with a leopard print may sound odd, but it looks so cute! Since both leopard and polka dots can act as neutrals and depending on the size of each pattern, they can compliment each other rather nicely, especially when broken up with a belt.


Look 5:

Turquoise polka dots paired with a pink kitty novelty print skirt is just so very modern retro and kitschy! Pink and turquoise go together for a stand-out outfit, so pairing these pieces with solid black shoes and accessories is just the ticket!

Wow that was a lot of fun, I hope I inspired you to go forth and experiment with polka dots! Have fun!

--Meagan Kyla

Where to purchase:

Outfit 1:

Charcoal Harriet dress by Hell Bunny

Pussycat Cherry Cardigan by Sourpuss Clothing

50s neck scarf 

Outfit 2:

Alley Cat Bowling dress by VooDoo Vixen

White Polka Dot Cardigan by VooDoo Vixen

Outfit 3 & Outfit 3 Variation:

Polka Dot Diva Wiggle Dress by Steady Clothing

White Polka Dot Cardigan by VooDoo Vixen

Red Cool Cat necklace by Hullabaloo

Red Blooming Rose hair flower

Red Patent Elastic Cinch Belt

Outfit 4:

Mint Polka Dot Sophia Top by Steady Clothing

Leopard Kitty Circle Skirt by Mode Merr

Black Patent Elastic Cinch Belt

Mai Tai Martini Time necklace by Erstwilder

Outfit 5:

Mint Polka Dot Sophia Top by Steady Clothing

Cats on Pink Circle Skirt by Heart of Haute

Black Patent Elastic Cinch Belt

Call Me Claire Tele necklace by Erstwilder


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