I was a victim of bad fashion choices during my younger years, but in my defense, I was very young and didn’t really care one whit about stripes and polka dots; now I can’t look at old pictures without cringing at my ensembles. Stripes and polka dots are designs that have been around for ages but I know some women that absolutely refuse to wear them and think they should be banned. Polka dots and stripes can look good; you just need to know how to wear them. If you want to wear stripes and polka dots but do not want to look old and frumpy, below are some tips you might want to follow.

Tips for Wearing Polka Dots and Stripes

Polka Dots Tips

  • When you wear polka dots, make sure you keep things proportional. What this means is that if you are small and petite then you ought to go for petite polka dots as well. If you are long and lean then you ought to go for larger polka dots.
  • Consider the type of clothing you want to buy and its silhouette. Boxy blouses that have polka dot prints will make you look really old and you do not want that. On the other hand, flirty sun-dresses or button-down blouses with a more feminine silhouette can make polka dots look sexy and young.
  • If you are not comfortable with polka dot clothes, try polka dot scarves or headbands. You may even use polka dot shoes or purses.

Tips for Wearing Polka Dots and Stripes

Stripes Tips

  • Stripes are tricky to wear but one way you can do it is to go for non-obvious stripes that are made by details like ribbons, zippers, or even hardware.
  • If you are not ready to wear stripes on your clothes, what you can do is use stripes on your scarves, shoes, and other accessories.
  • If you want to wear stripes on your pants, you can try for subtle pinstripes. They can make your legs look slimmer and longer in a pinch.

Look for a sleeveless dress with bold stripes and add a special slimming touch by donning a blazer to complete your look and make you feel less conscious about wearing stripes.