Polka dot dresses have long been a fun and feminine dress style.
Pair a black or navy polka dot dress with a pair of colorful shoes
to amp up the style and add some zing! Colorful shoes can add spice
to any type of outfit and give that little boost we all sometimes
The idea for this post was inspired by this photo of Nikki
Sanderson in the outfit she wore to the Television and Radio
Industries Club Awards in London. The actress wore a polka dot
dress in a mixed size dot print and strappy turquoise heels.
Dot Dress and Colorful Shoes
Polka Dot Dress Styles
Polka dots have been a popular and feminine print for decades
and we can add dresses in this print to our wardrobe that speak of
classic style and innocence or chic sophistication. Included in
this post are a variety of dress styles – casual and dressier –
plus colorful shoe ideas to style your outfits.
colorful shoes make a stunning combo!
Classic wrap dress in a polka dot print
You get a fresh look by combining this classic wrap-style Anne
Klein dress in a polka dot print with sunny yellow heeled sandals
by Kate Spade.
- Anne Klein Wrap-Front Self-Belted Polka Dot Dress with Full
- Kate Spade New York Simona Sandals$ 79.99See
Polka Dot Maxi Dress
Unless you are as tall and lithe as a model, a maxi dress –
especially one that is in a sheath silhouette – can “weigh
down” your figure. These Kenneth Cole New York heeled platform
sandals add some height. The maxi dress would look better with the
hem a little elevated and not sweeping the ground.
This Adrianna Pappell maxi halter dress paired with a turquoise
or vivid blue shoe like the Kenneth Cole New York platform sandals
make for an elegant casual summer style.
- Adrianna Papell Moody Polka Dot Maxi Halter Dress$ 139.00See
- Kenneth Cole New York Pheonix Heeled Platform Sandals$ 141.99See
Pretty in Blush and Pink
The colorful pink Sam Edelman shoes go well with this black and
blush combo polka dot dress by London Times. Soft pink is also a
good color option for shoes to wear with this dress.
- London Times Jess Fit & Flare Dress$ 59.99See
- Sam Edelman Hazel Dress Pump$ 140.00See at
Classic and Chic
The scattered polka dot pattern on this Adrianna Papell dress is
a different twist on the classic print. Add strappy red heels and
you have a classic look with a chic, modern edge.
- Adrianna Papell Off-the-Shoulder Flounce Sleeve Mikado Polka
Dot Hi-Low Dress$ 199.00See
- Steve Madden Necture Heeled Sandal$ 81.95See
Mixed Print Polka Dot Dresses
The dress Nikki Sanderson wore not only serves as style inspo
for its polka dot pattern but also as an inspiration for a mixed
print or mixed pattern dress. One of the easiest ways to mix
patterns and prints is to combine variations in the size of the
print’s motif or pattern.
(Mixing patterns and prints was a
spring 2020 trend seen at NY Fashion Week and also polka dot
print was a trend seen on the runway for spring/summer 2020 so you may often see
such prints when shopping.)
- AX Paris Polka Dot Wrap Skater Dress
Sale! Product on sale$ 58.25 $ 34.95See
- AX Paris Polka Dot Asymmetric Dress
Sale! Product on sale$ 57.08 $ 39.95See
Turquoise and red shoes are among the options to wear with these
‘mixed print’ polka dot dresses. Super comfortable and
stylishly casual choices like the VIA SPIGA Freya Pointed Toe Mule
in Azure Suede and these Kenneth Cole New York heeled sandals in
red make for easy spring and summer style.
- VIA SPIGA Freya Pointed Toe Mule$ 216.46See
- Kenneth Cole New York Heeled Sandals$ 140.00See
More Colorful Shoes
to any outfit with colorful shoes
No matter if the fabric in a piece of clothing is a solid color
or print, shoes that add pizazz can amp up just about any outfit
… so here are more colorful shoes to for you to peruse! (If you
would like to see more polka dot dress styles, the dresses in this
post plus a few more are
here on one of the shop pages for this post. The
‘colorful shoes’ shop page is
VIA SPIGA Freya Pointed Toe Mule in Marigold
Suede. Other Colors Available: Azure Suede, Rouge Suede,
Black Suede (See the Product Page at Amazon)
CHARLES DAVID Denise Pump in Red Suede. Other
Colors Available Purple and Back. (See the Product Page at Amazon)
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Orange Suede Judy Mid-Heel
Pumps (See at Amazon)
Linea Paolo Zadie Block Heel Mule in Red Kid
Suede. (See the Product Page at Amazon for the shoe
in more colors) Other Colors Available: Blush Suede, Black
Suede, Caramel/Black Zebra Print, White/Black Leopard Print, Black
Calvin Klein Gayle Nappa Pumps in Scuba Pink.
Other Colors Available: Scuba Yellow, Stone Blue, Stone
Pink. ( See the
Product Page at Amazon )