Polka Dots Give Stripes + Florals a Run For Their Money

Polka dots street style | Dresses and tennis shoes boots | Girlfriend is Better
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Move over stripes, there’s a new girl in town!  Street stars and runway divas are trading in their stripes for polka dots.  We approve!  Take a look at our fun and flirty fashion finds and use your Christmas gift cards wisely.  Spring is just around the corner and nothing says, “Valentine’s Day” like this ultra-feminine print.  Maybe add ruffles.

Johanna Ortiz polka dots dress with ruffles | Girlfriend is Better
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Parlez-Polka Dots?

As you know, we are huge proponents of graphic tees.  We especially love cute sayings in french and paired with polka dots, you get an extra oh la la!  Did you see our article on tie front tees?  Good one to remember when things warm up again.  The Tularosa x Revolve Maida Ruffle Skirt is perfect with a graphic or tie front tee.

Black skirt with polka dots and French graphic tee | Girlfriend is Better
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If You Can’t Find it in Dalmation..

Nothing is more lovely and easy to wear than today’s versions of jumpsuitsJumpsuits with polka dots are so dang cute and we like them under this season’s long coats.  Check out this Capulet Daria Bodysuit in Navy Polka Dot.  Its figure-flattering tie waist and wrinkle-free fabric makes it a live-in-able closet staple for sure.  Jumpsuits with pajama-like details or smaller dot prints are best.  Take a look at our feature on Winter coats for some ideas on how to subdue a head-to-toe print.   Otherwise, rock it lady!

Johanna Ortiz polka dots jumpsuit | Girlfriend is Better
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Rainbow Dots

We started swooning over Valentino’s runway during Milan Fashion Week.  The combination of rainbow polka dots and bell sleeves are a delightful two-for! Bring the print into the adult world with a bright, block-print bag and a grown-up attitude.  This Paul & Joe Sister Polka Dot Sleeper Shirt is the perfect print!  The satin beauty is also 56% off at Nordstrom, so we just found your perfect Christmas Eve jammies.  Generally, we like dot prints best in black and white or navy. However, the right dot size in multicolor fashion is an exception to this rule!

Valentino Spring 2018 polka dots dress | Milan Fashion Week | Girlfriend is Better
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Best Work Blouse for the New Year

Need something new to wear to work? Dress up a pair of jeans with a super feminine blouse in polka dots.  Free People has a super cute Riviera Top that we love for its 3/4 length sleeves and pleated detailing.  We like the BLVD Polka Dot Self-Tie Blouse with the bow at the neckline too.  The button tabbed sleeves are a nice alternative and it comes in black or white.  Either one works well for the office and can be paired with a blazer in the Winter.  Check out our article with our favorite coats for more ideas.

Polka dots on high neck blouse with bow sleeves | Girlfriend is Better
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Bells + Ruffles

The new denim and cuff trend in town involves bells.  Add a little festivity in the office with a dainty blouse in polka dots.  The print matches ruffles and frills perfectly.  We found a CeCe Bell Sleeve Gallery Polka Dot Dress that has those perfect bell sleeves.  The price has been permanently reduced and the flirty, dance-y fabric makes it a perfect choice for New Year’s.  If you opt for a bell-sleeved blouse, we like contrasting the feminine style with more masculine pants.  Get on board with our plaid obsession and mix and match these two versatile styles.

Black ruffled blouse with polka dots and bell sleeves | Girlfriend is Better
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We’re Seeing Spots

Finally, we suggest you go retro and add some dot style to your sexy legs!  Sheer black tights with a wider spread of polka dots are fun and flirty.  Check out the Commando Chic Dot Sheer Tights we found.  AMAZE.  Super cute way to get away with wearing shorts in the Winter.  They look best paired with a closed toe shoe and a chunkier heel.

Nylon stockings with polka dots | Girlfriend is Better
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Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny

Did you know? Our love with polka dots began in the 20’s when Miss America was photographed in a polka dot swimsuit. The fad continued to grow throughout the 30’s and 40’s and have maintained a retro appeal ever since. Time to tap into that pinup girl part of yourself and start rocking the dots!

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