Class to Night Out: Polka Dot Dress

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Do you struggle with transforming your outfits from day to night? Don’t worry, CF is here to help turn that daily annoyance into a fun challenge. This column focuses on one piece per week, and aims to help you take your look from study sessions in the library to dancing the night away.

Feeling a little retro? Look no further than a polka dot dress. Ranging from classic and glamorous to cute and kitschy, these dresses are a ton of fun, and can be styled in every way imaginable.

This week, I'll be showing you how to style a mint green polka dot dress in a classic silhouette for both a day of class and a night out.

Polka Dot Dress: Class

how to style a polka dot dress for day with gray cardigan black belt black skull flats black bag floral scarf and black cat earrings


Dress, Cardigan, Scarf, Belt, Flats, Bag, Earrings

Try a cozy, layered look for class by pairing your dress with a long, gray cardigan, belting it at the waist. Top off this comfy look with a colorful floral circle scarf. Accessorize with a bold black bag and add an unexpected touch of edge with skull-embellished ballet flats. These edgy pieces contrast beautifully with the soft, girly print of the dress. Complete the look with a pair of adorable cat-shaped studs.

Polka Dot Dress: Night Out

how to style a polka dot dress for night with nude ankle booties lace cross body bag geometric white necklace coral cocktail ring and leopard studs


Dress, Ankle Booties, Bag, Necklace, Earrings, Ring

For night, go girly and glam by pairing your dress with some killer nude lace-up ankle booties for a look that's sweet yet sexy. A retro-chic lace cross-body bag is perfectly balanced by a modern geometric statement necklace. Finally, a big, bold cocktail ring in a gorgeous coral amps up the drama, while simple yellow-toned studs add a touch of sparkle.

Your thoughts?

Do you like polka dots? Are they the best of retro-glam or too Betty Boop for you? What do you think of the outfits? Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments, I'd love to hear your thoughts!