Mini Cheat Sheet: How To Pull Off Polka Dots Perfectly

Okay, let's all agree on one thing: prints are a must for spring. Now, that we're all in accordance (that was easy), let's continue. We've spotted the return of an irresistible classic all over Miami—the polka dot. Yes, they're back and adding a simple, feminine pattern to wardrobes from South Beach to Wynwood. If you haven't worn anything with spots since you were in grade school, we think you should lead the way for your friends. And, even if you're already a polka fanatic, we think you'll find our mini-roundup of five dotted pieces is, well, spot-on.
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This LBD is a strong example of how monochromatic dots can look streamlined.

French Connection Velvet Spot Dress, $268.00, available at French Connection
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Look for a flattering, modern silhouette and pair it with a basic.

Zara Blouse With Tear Neckline, $ 49, available at Zara, 7535 Southwest 88th Street Miami;305-662-8086.
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Think Damien Hirst and get playful with dots by making them a fun conversation piece. Team it up with a pop of color and this outfit can go day to night.

Acne Romantic Dot Paw Skirt, $549.00, available at
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If you're just not sure about the trend then start with baby steps in these spotted tights.

Modcloth Jukebox Tights in the Twist, $34.99, available at
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Tiny bubbles make this dress feel fresh and youthful. (Okay, and the model is like 12) But who cares, grab a pair of flat sandals and sunglasses and you're ready for a day out.

deLias Retro Polka Dot Chiffon Dress, $39.50, available at
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This one is a modern mashup. Take Minnie Mouse, Add Yayoi Kusama and Roy Lichtenstein and voilà. Pair it with a black cardi to make it an easy option for Fridays in an office or add tights and accessories for a more avant garde take.

Bankfashion Ribbon Polka Dot Skater, $44.00, available at

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