When it comes to timeless prints, there’s none quite like polka dots! Whether it’s for a casual or formal event this classic spotty style is guaranteed to look flawless and on-trend. And, we’re certainly not the only ones that think so. Simply look to your favorite celebs for all the influence you need when dressing in beautiful polka outfits. From red carpet gowns to subtle polka editions within more casual looks, you’re certain to be inspired by these outstanding celebrity-inspired ways to wear polka dots!

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Alison Brie’s Polka Dot Two Piece


If you ask us, Alison Brie is the queen of sultry evening wear. Whether it’s a daring plunge V-neckline, an open-backed gown or an alluring two-piece outfit like this gorgeous polka dot one, she certainly knows how to dress up for a high profile event! 

How To Get The Look

We obviously adore this matching fitting pencil skirt and crop top look but if you can’t find two polka dot items that match perfectly, don’t worry because this look is still achievable! Either mix it up with little and large polka dots, (one size on your top and another on your skirt) or try a block color skirt and polka dot crop. The key is to ensure that the base color of both pieces in your outfit is the same, you can then afford to be playful with your print!

Olivia Munn’s Ruffled Polka Dot Gown


We’re loving how Olivia Munn has chosen a gown that incorporates two sizes of polka dot! It makes an incredible statement with its playful off-the-shoulder ruffle neckline and a figure-defining belt too. Though there are many different details within this dress, the fact that it’s black and white all over means they all mesh perfectly together and create one gorgeous look. 

How To Get The Look

Choose a floor-length dress in black and white to recreate this style for yourself. We personally, adore and recommend this Bardot, cotton blend polka dot maxi dress from Net-A-Porter. If however, you feel like really splashing out, you can buy Olivia’s exact dress by Andrew GN! For the quintessential finishing touch, do as Olivia does and set off your black and white dress with a deep red lip!

Emily Blunt’s One Shoulder Polka Dot Dress


During an appearance on the BBC’s Graham Norton Show, Emily showcased one of our favorite polka dot looks from the last decade! It’s simple, classic and incredibly chic. We love how Emily has teamed her effortless one-shoulder dress with a simple updo and minimal makeup too!

How To Get The Look

This one’s nice and simple and can be created using either a top or a dress with a one-shoulder neckline. A top in this style can be worn casually with loose flowing locks and jeans during the warmer months. Dresses, on the other hand, will look amazing with a pair of classic heeled black sandals, statement earrings, and a chic bun with a few strands pulled loose. If you fancy creating this look for yourself, and we’re betting you do, we’ve found this gorgeous white polka dot one-shoulder midi dress by Asos which is very similar to Emily’s!

Zooey Deschanel’s Red Carpet Look


Fans of her most recognizable and beloved New Girl character will know that Jessica Day really did rock a lot of polka dots! As it turns out, Zooey is just as big a fan of this chic pattern in real life! Zooey was spotted in this stunning, puffed sleeve polka dot dress as she and her sister, Emily stepped on to the red carpet for the premiere of Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King, last year. They were there to celebrate and support their father who was director of photography on the movie, and Zooey certainly made sure she looked outstanding for the occasion! 

How To Get The Look

Luckily for us, sheer puffed sleeves are as on-trend as polka dots are right now so this look is definitely possible for us to try out ourselves! If you’re going for this stunning pattern along with statement sleeves as Zooey has, we highly recommend copying her styling techniques, keeping accessories simple and in coordinating colors. That doesn’t mean you can’t add a dash of color or glamour, however. Just look at how Zooey offsets her black and white ensemble with vibrant red nail polish and classic pearl drop earrings. Elegant and iconic!

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Opt for a versatile approach with Nasty Gal’s Organza Spot Sleeve blouse in white! You can style this with a skirt and heels for more formal occasions, or throw it on with jeans and boots (or sneakers) for a casual look on weekends.

Vanessa Hudgens Polka Dot Mini Dress


Vanessa Hudgens stunned in a long-sleeved polka dot mini dress for a recent, Who What Wear cover story! Not only do we love the long sleeves that perfectly balance the mini hemline, but also the pussy-bow neckline on this chic black dress! In addition, to keep her overall look as individual and on-trend as we’d usually expect from Vanessa, she wears sheer black polka dot tights and an edgy black leather pillbox style hat!

How To Get The Look

Any polka dot dress is made instantly chicer with the addition of long sleeves. We suggest following in Vanessa’s very stylish footsteps and styling you long-sleeved polka dot dress with polka dot tights and coordination black heels for any formal events coming up on your social calendar this winter! 

Zoey Deutch’s Chic Dinner Look


If Zoey Deutch has ever made a fashion misstep, we certainly missed it! If she isn’t your 2020 fashion crush already, we can bet she’s about to be! Wearing a simple, black polka dot wrap shirt to dinner is one thing, but Zoey knows how to style it to perfection! With a plunging neckline that reveals a glimpse of her lace top beneath, oversized gold hoop earring and a deep red lipstick she’s every inch the chic, Hollywood movie star!

How To Get The Look

Try this look yourself the next time you head out for a bite with the pleated polka dot wrap top by Boohoo.com! Simply throw it on with jeans, slick your hair back into a low bun, and finish off with gold hoops. Don’t forget that all-important red lip too!

Krysten Ritter’s Adorable Maternity Dress


Krysten Ritter knows just how to rock a polka dot print and this sweet maternity look is all the proof you’ll need! The square neckline and flounced hem add to the charm of this adorable dress plus the stretch fit is ideal for any expectant mumma’s seeking out the most stylish maternity looks of 2020!

How To Get The Look

Krysten’s dress is specifically designed as maternity wear but any black polka dot dress with a generous amount of stretch will help you to recreate this look at home! If you’re looking at maternity wear only, you, like us, we’ll likely fall head over heels for Krysten’s bardot dress by Bluebelle Maternity. That being said, we also adore the Waverleigh black polka dot tie front dress by Pink Blush Maternity with summer in mind! 

Florence Pugh’s Polka Dot Designer Shirt


Florence Pugh wowed us with this look in W magazine last year. The mix of classic stripes and polka dots creates a truly contemporary and memorable look. Without a doubt, this is one of the chicest ways to incorporate a polka dot print into your outfit that we’ve ever seen!

How To Get The Look

Try this out within your work or weekend wardrobe with Shein’s dot stripe spliced blouse. Style it with a pencil skirt or wide legs pants and heels for a chic workwear look or add a french tuck with jeans and boots for an edgy and contemporary Saturday outfit. 

Kate Beckinsale’s Head-to-Tioe Polka Dots


In our opinion, you can never go wrong with head to toe polka dots, especially when they’re as stylish and colorful as those on Kate Beckinsale’s gorgeous black jumpsuit with pink and white spots. Kate has teamed her look with a classic black waist belt to define her figure and add shape to the silhouette of her outfit. She’s also added a chic pair of black sunglasses to complete the look! We love how this outfit can be dressed up or made to look more casual depending on your choice of footwear!

How To Get The Look

Choose a polka jumpsuit with sleeves to make the most of this look. Just like the white belted polka dot print jumpsuit by forever 21, Allover polka dots make an amazing style statement and need only the addition of simple accessories like Kate perfectly demonstrates. If your polka dot pattern is also as colorful as Kates, why not opt for nail polish in a coordinating shade to enhance the print! If you’ve gone for a black and white look, opt for black nails to give an edgy finish and pick out the black spots in your outfit.

Saoirse Ronan’s Polka Dot Playsuit


You can always count on Saoirse Ronan to deliver a modern look with a unique sense of style and an undeniably chic finish. We’re obsessed with this incredible brown polka dot ensemble she wore to attend a photocall in London for her most recent movie, Little Women. The shorts, pussy bow neckline and long balloon sleeves are amazing enough but the addition of the brown cable knit sweater with slightly puffed shoulders and a waist-cinching brown belt with contrasting white stitching makes this look truly iconic. Wearing her hair in lightly tousled waves, coordinating brown nail polish and minimal makeup, Saoirse has opted for minimal styling to let the polka dot print and chic shade of brown be the main focus of her look. 

How To Get The Look

Even if Brown isn’t your color, we highly suggest trying this look in another shade. Choose a tailored long sleeves playsuit and a sweater in a complementing shade that suits your hair color and your complexion. Then, keep your hair and makeup natural so as not to overpower this unique look!

Emmy Rossum’s High Neck Polka Dot Top


Emmy Rossum perfectly demonstrates just how chic and beautiful a high neckline can be with her elegant polka dot top and a black leather jacket. It’s the most stylish answer to the question of what you should pair with your favorite pair of jeans and heels this weekend! The addition of her jacket is genius in the way that it adds a modern vibe to her look without overshadowing the statement white mini polka dot print on a sheer black fabric. 

How To Get The Look

Honestly, any top that combines sheer mesh with a classic polka dot print is a winner in our book! Make sure to wear a bandeau style top or bralette underneath to keep your look on the side of class, then add it to jeans for an effortless yet memorable outfit. We adore Emmy’s black and white design though this would work in any shade, provided it has that stunning polka dot print!

We hope that we, and our chosen celebs, have given you the inspiration you need to go forth and create some of the most outstanding polka dot outfits imaginable. Whether you choose a head-to-toe polka dot print, a slinky dotted wrap dress or even include just a small injection of this beloved print into your next outfit, we know you’ll look sensational!