Are you bold enough to wear polka dots to prom? Polka dots are an oddly timeless pattern that send an outfit straight into retro territory. Though they do have a fun and pop art feel, there is a way to dress polka dots up enough to feel formal, and for that we look to Disney style icon, Minnie Mouse.
To add some formality to counterbalance the polka dots, we picked a flowy sweetheart cut dress. Red was obviously the best accent color, and we mirrored the polka dots with the circles of the ruby red necklace. You can’t channel Minnie without a bow, and the red bow also helps achieve the overall retro look we’re going for.
The playfulness of this outfit just begs for some nail art, so pick your favorite colors and go for some simple Minnie polka dots with the help of a nail art pen.
Finally, the only color we could see fit for the heels was yellow. We went for a practical kitten heel on these bright yellow D’orsay heels that put a modern spin on the usual formal pump. Cute as a button.
1. Cocktail dress by Swing 2. Necklace by Dorothy Perkins 3. Clutch by Asos 4. Essie nail polish in Really Red. 5. Forever21 nail art polish. 6. Bow from Etsy 7. Shoes by Chinese Laundry