Styling polka dots can get a little tricky when you’ve got curves, because this specific pattern usually makes anyone look a little bit chubbier. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean you need to shy away from polka dots if you love them.
In this article, I will teach you three ways for styling polka dots if you’ve got curves:
Opt for light colored dots on a dark background, such as white on black. This type of polka dots contribute much less to the curvy effect than the other way around.
Opt for smaller patterns, like small light dots instead of bigger dots; for the same reason above.
Pick polka dots pieces for the section of your body that’s thinner than the rest. For instance, if you are an apple shape, wear a polka dots skirt; whereas if you are a pear shape (like me) then opt for a polka dots top.
If you want to wear a dress or jumpsuits that is patterned as polka dots, make sure you have a thin waist first, then opt for a combination of the rules in style 1 and 2.
For this outfit, and because I totally wanted to go for a polka dots jumpsuit (something I never wore before), I chose small light dots on a black background. I also had to alter the design to make it tighter around my waist, which is the thinnest part of me. To add a pop of color, I selected a Brian Atwood hot pink patent leather pump and Mulberry hot pink clutch!