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Would You Wear… Sheer Polka Dots?


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While reading through last month’s Glamour Magazine, I noticed a stunning polka dot blouse on Blake Lively (pictured above-right). The top was unique, with everything sheer aside from the polka dots. I was then intrigued when I discovered a similar shirt on Emma Stone (pictured above-left) in a spread for Elle. The more I looked around, the more I spotted the sheer polka dot trend.

The blouses seen on the celebrities above lend themselves to glamour, so they aren’t the most natural choice for daytime. But with subtle changes, like the amount of sheer fabric and style of the top, the trend can be made to fit a college girl’s daily style. If you’re looking to wear this trend to class, take key elements from the street style ensembles below. With a cute bandeau or tank underneath, the look is certain to get you on the best-dressed list of your own college.

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What are your thoughts on the sheer polka dot trend?

Is this a look that you would wear? If so, how would you wear it? Are you a fan of the celebrity style or street style looks? Leave a comment below and let’s talk about it!

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31 Responses to “Would You Wear… Sheer Polka Dots?”

  1. 1
    July 5th, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I love Blake Lively’s outfit! Especially together with the shoes!

  2. 2
    July 5th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I’m kind of intimidated by the thought of wearing anything sheer but I won’t know how it’ll look on me unless I try! I love Emma Stone’s look, she looks beautiful.

  3. 3
    July 5th, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I love polka dot tights! As long as they’re a sheer tight with black polka dots (or some other neutral color) it’s an easy and really cute way to wear the look, and you can incorporate it into nearly any outfit. I particularly like it with lots of layers on top, and worn with boots.

  4. 4
    July 5th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Ugh, yes! I am so excited for it! So cute!

  5. 5
    July 5th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Yes yes yes yes yes. this is adorable.

  6. 6
    July 5th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Gorgeous. I am loving this. I hope it becomes a big trend.
    I especially love Kate Winslet’s curve hugging polka dot sheerness.
    Very classy.

  7. 7
    July 5th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    love this. there is a picture of my mom wearing sheer polka dot blouse in the seventies that i adore. i’m glad they are back around so that i can maybe recreate the look!

  8. 8
    July 5th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    i think its totally cute! im gonna keep my eyes open for some sheer polkadots!

  9. 9
    July 5th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I love this. Super cute. Selena Gomez also wore this trend in black a while back, and I have been on the hunt for something like it ever since I saw it!

  10. 10
    July 5th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I’m in love with this sheer polka dot trend. I would totally wear this. The sheer polka dot shirt that Britney Spears is wearing, is to die for!

  11. 11
    July 5th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I love this trend. Its embodies it such effortless femininity and it can be casual or dressed up :)

  12. 12
    July 5th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I love wearing sheer. It’s actually not that difficult to wear, just layer a tank top or lace camisole and voila! It’s so feminine and dreamy, especially the pinks and pastel colored ones.

  13. 13
    July 5th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I love all of these especially the celeb ones. Hoever, I haven’t been able to find any similar to theirs in stores. However, I did find a sheer polka dot beach cover up at H&M for only $7. Its navy blue with white polka dots with a racerback. Even though its a beach cover up it can be worn as a dress or I like to tuck it into a shirt and its just a semi sheer top! love this trend.

  14. 14
    July 5th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    don’t like blake lively’s look at all but i do like the darker polkadotted blouses. i think the white looks too sleazy!

  15. 15
    July 5th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    YES i love this! Such a cute addition to summerwear. I love blake’s outfit. Still scouring stores to find something like it! =)

  16. 16
    July 5th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Forever21 plus has a really great plus-size sheer polka dot top but I’ve been to afraid to buy it since I tend to be picky about fabrics…I might have to give it a try now though :D

  17. 17
    July 5th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I love dots, so flirty and sensual. Thanks for sharing this :)

  18. 18
    July 5th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    If Kate Winslet will wear it, I certainly will.

  19. 19
    July 5th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I was sort of skeptical, but I love the way it looks on emma–like that top over jeans or leggings or something would be so cute, esp. with her blond hair. And I love the middle blogger look, so maybe I’ll try it out once it’s really trickling down into stores.

  20. 20
    July 5th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I looove Blake’s outfit as well as the street style looks. I would definitely rock this!

  21. 21
    July 5th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I can’t wait to get myself a top similar to Blake’s . . . I love the definition and emphasis it puts on your shoulders. C:

  22. 22
    July 6th, 2011 at 12:37 am

    I love this trend!

  23. 23
    July 6th, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I’m not usually a Blake Lively fan but that photo of her is so stunning. I also love the looser navy blue and white polka dot blouse. Great post, it shows the surprising versatility of the trend.

  24. 24
    July 6th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    i love emma’s n blake’s

  25. 25
    July 6th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    hell yeah…please feature this is upcoming post

  26. 26
    July 9th, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I need, go to have this white blouse that Blake Lively is wearing. The white top with white pants is so beautiful.

  27. 27
    August 11th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    just picked up a sheer polka dot blouse from h&m 2 weeks ago. i love it!!

  28. 28
    September 15th, 2011 at 7:02 am

    i love the celebrity style look….but obviously cannot wear that!!!! so i’ll go for the street style look….its cute too!!!!! :)

  29. 29
    October 3rd, 2011 at 4:33 am

    I don’t like polka dots…but I like these.

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