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Pattern to Try: Pretty Polka Dots

Stripes have been going strong as the pattern du jour for a while now, unjustly leaving polka dots in their stripey shadows for far too long! I for one an totally feeling the polka dots- they have an old-school sort of charm and can bring a fun, 50’s flavor to your wardrobe without looking dated. While this pattern has been around for a while,  adding a polka-dotted piece to your look still manages to add an unexpected twist.

Stand out in a polka dot dress like Olivia Wilde (wearing TopShop), give a retro polka dot top a modern spin like Cameron Diaz (pictured in a top by Michael Kors and Seven jeans), or toughen up a pretty polka dotted blouse with second skin pants like Lauren Conrad and Lindsay Lohan (both in Rebecca Minkoff). From sophisticated and refined to daring and bold, who knew dots could be so versatile?

Polka dots are instant eye-catchers, so whether your dots are big or small, wear them with confidence! Read on for my favorite polka dotted pieces!

Nanette Lepore Every Breath Dress, $328.  A super versatile style that is easy to wear and flattering for all shapes.

Silence & Noise Polka Dot Intarsia Sweater
, $58. I love the vintage-feel of this cozy and cool knit.

Elizabeth and James Artist Shirt
, $245. An easy-chic style that looks great with everything from tattered jeans to a sleek pencil skirt.

American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Leggings
, $26. A fresh alternative to your basic black leggings

3.1 Phillip Lim Dot Oversized Tank Dress
, $250. I am in love with this slightly slouchy, relaxed style. Wear it as a dress or team it with leggings and a chunky knit or boyfriend blazer for a cool, casual style.

Fletcher by Lyell Longsleeve Bow Blouse
, $58. A chic blouse than can take you from day to night.

TopShop Spot Diamante Mesh Skirt
, $80. Your new go-to party skirt.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Carole Sweater
, $298. The perfect way to top off any look, from a cute dress to a basic jeans-and-tee style.


Splash image by Cassie Torda

Written by Sabrina Alexis

I’m Sabrina Alexis, the co-founder, and co-editor of A New Mode. I love writing relatable, insightful articles that help people understand relationship dynamics and how to get the love they want. I have a degree in psychology and have spent the last 10 years interviewing countless men and reading and studying as much as I can to better understand human psychology and how men operate. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Facebook or Instagram.

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Yay! I love poka dots! They are more flirty and fun. I am in love with Cameron Diaz’s look. I also am obsessing over that cute poka dot skirt! Great options

Reply January 26, 2010, 8:02 pm


oooohh poka dots are back!!! so glad I didn’t get rid of my black and white polka dots shirt this weekend I cleaned my closet!!

Reply January 22, 2010, 4:08 pm

Sabrina Alexis

I agree, I love the way Lindsay wore it. I think Lauren’s entire look was my favorite but she always looks so clean and polished, even when she’s trying to be edgy. She needs to get a bit rougher around the edges like our beloved Lilo!

Reply January 21, 2010, 2:14 pm


I have to agree with Ellen, I love the Silence & Noise sweater dress!!!

Im always on a look out for a polka dress during holiday season as a tradition for us to wear it for goodluck.

Reply January 21, 2010, 2:00 pm

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