A classic staple that most of us have in our wardrobes in some form or the other, the polka dot is a reliable option to fall back on. But what’s more, is that you can rely on it to take you through a number of occasions. Need an outfit to go to a party? Turn to an experimental polka dot gown. Something a bit more classic? There’s always saree!
Sure, all of us are continuing to practice social distancing and take all safety measures into account by staying in but to prep for the days to come – whenever going out for work, family gatherings, and normal activities resume – the classic polka dot and its many iterations is something you might want to indulge in.
To make things easier, we looked up some Bollywood celebrities who, in the past, have worn some version of the polka dot giving us styling ideas in the process. Take a look, there’s something for everyone.
We love a good pantsuit but come summer, the sweltering heat can take a toll. As an alternative, the structured blazer works with a pair of shorts, a surprising and striking trend that has been doing the rounds since last year. To give due credit, the shorts suit fits in seamlessly for work and all other outings after it, without requiring a change of clothes. Add a plain or slogan tee and cinch it at the waist for work, go without a belt for other occasions.
What’s better than one colour of polka dots? A combination of them and should you need to look, Alia Bhatt’s summer dress with frilled shoulder detailing is testimony to the trend. Incorporating black and barely-visible white polka dots against a subtle background, it stands fit for brunch and stepping out in the town for a semi-formal gathering.
Nothing beats the quintessential saree, a traditional offering that has time and again proved its worth. Go the tried-and-tested route like Priyanka Chopra with a full-sleeved blouse or move towards unconventional dressing as you pair your pick with an experimental blouse and jewellery—an ideal selection for any wedding-related festivities that might come your way.
Trust Sonam Kapoor to raise the bar with her dressing each time. Styling varied sizes of polka dots right in her Sabyasachi outfit, Sonam’s cinched, flared dress with a plunging neckline is paired with an oversized frock that comes as a layer. Adding a coat to save herself from the chill (the picture goes back to the winter months), the actor gives us some cool hacks to mix and match the classic polka dots. When wearing something similar for an outing, ditch the additional layers for effortless summer dressing.
Do only teeny-tiny dots come to mind when you hear someone say ‘polka dots’? Well, not quite so as Deepika Padukone’s one-shoulder gown emphasises. Flaunting the bigger version of polka dots in her cool blue outfit, the actor shows us how to get evening dressing done right when you are headed to a formal gathering, a cocktail party or a work event.
Kareena Kapoor Khan’s fun polka dot number, a jumpsuit, is all you would need to help you ace the work look, the impromptu lunch look, and everything in between. The ever-so-versatile outfit lends itself to a number of occasions. For instance, you can wear it with a blazer on top if you are going to a meeting and you will be good to go.
Summer brings our blousons, crop tops, and camisoles out of the closets and if you like to live life on the edge, you could pair them in a way that says so. Once we can all go outdoors again, you will want to take into account Katrina Kaif’s casual tie-detail top that is paired with a leather skirt. Fair warning though, you may want to wait for the weather to cool down if you wish to be at your comfortable best in this OOTD. #POPxoProTip: Opt for a faux leather option.
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