Polka Dots: How to get it right!
With polka dots, you can look super elegant and sophisticated. However, you could also look like Minnie Mouse. So, let's explore the dos and don'ts of wearing polka dots in the
below tips. I have also selected a few items specially for you. These are stylish and chic, and best of all, they are affordable.
Keep it simple
This is my favourite tip, above all others, as it applies to everything in life, not just fashion and style. In respect of polka dots, or any other pattern for that matter, it is best to keep the styling of the garment as simple as you can, in order to attain that chic look you are after.
Less is more
This tip is another favourite of mine. In this case, it simply means that the less polka dot items you wear the more stylish you will look. I advise to wear only one piece of clothing OR accessory. Not two. Not three. One. This is elemental.
If you do not feel confident enough about wearing a dress or blouse, why not try the look with a polka dot accessory instead?
More than one piece and the overall look will be too fussy and overdone. The polka dots will dominate the whole outfit and you will be lost underneath it all. Remember that you still have to shine. Don't let those polka dots claim all the limelight!
Colours with polka dots
I find that polka dots garments in dark colours are the most wearable, such as black and navy. The cool thing about that is that they are so easy to accessorise. Just keep the rest of the outfit in these colours.
However, a surprising thing to do is to add a bright colour to these two. Wearing one accessory such as a belt, scarf or even shoes in a bright and contrasting colour will add a third dimension to the look, with fresh and exciting results.
One final word: try to draw the line at polka dots leggings and multi-coloured dots. They just won't do.
Please share with us: what is your favourite polka dot item in your wardrobe?
Originally published on 6/8/12
I'm Marie-Anne Lecoeur. I teach women how to upgrade their style and think, shop & dress like a French woman in my Ecourses and The French Chic Academy
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