Vintage Holiday Vibes

Red Polka Dot Midi Dress with White Heels

Maybe it’s the polka dots and the midi ruffle hem or the white low block heels, but this outfit gives me a bit of vintage feels and the red color makes it a perfect look for the holidays.


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Dress: Lush Clothing Shoes: Nordstrom Purse: Similar Sunglasses: Rayban

I’m so bummed my dress is no longer available, but this is such an easy look to put together with any cute red dress that has even the slightest vintage nod. I know many women aren’t big into polka dots, because they don’t want to look like a walking theme or too kitschy. I totally understand this as I would rather not look like Minnie Mouse or Lucille Ball every time I wear the pattern either. I have a few tips for keeping this traditional print modern, because after all, it’s a classic!

How to Make Polka Dots Look Modern

  1. Choose a feminine cut dress that is breezy and has an effortless fit, instead of something more structured or a-line. You’ll notice that my dress has feminine details like ruffle sleeves and a ruffle hem, but the soft and lightweight material gives way to a flowy fit that accentuates curves while remaining simple in structure.
  2. Look for a “polka-dot” that is less than perfectly round. So, less of an actual polka-dot and more of a little dots pattern. This adds a more whimsy and imperfect feel to your dress, which helps you to never look like you’re wearing something from a costume shop 🙃
  3. Keep your accessories minimal and up to date. Skip the statement necklaces and pearl earrings and choose to wear simple jewelry in your favorite metal instead. This will always update a classic pattern like polka dots.

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