Creative Director of Tiannah’s Place Empire, Fashion Designer and Celebrity Stylist, Toyin Lawani of Elegante By TiannahStyling love for polka dots is evident in her latest Autumn/Winter 2013 “Freedom” collection. There is a good dose of polka dots which has been done right and has been properly styled with other fabrics and accessories such as Silk, Lycra, Leather, Feathers and Chiffon which are all pleasurable to the eyes!
This “Freedom” collection, recently showcased at the 2013 Africa Fashion Week London was an insight as to how to pull of polka dots.
Toyin Lawani’s love for the vintage era has been cleverly emphasized and she goes to show that any fashion forward woman can still look chic and sophisticated wearing the dotted look by keeping it classic.
Pair them with great classic pieces such as a nice leather handbag, nude jacket or black cigarette jeans. Keep your jewellery simple too, dots bling do not always match.
The polka dots should be proportional to your shape, so if you are have a big bust; the print should be slightly larger to balance a bigger chest. Conversely, if you’re petite on top, the polka dots should be smaller to keep things proportional.
Polka dots are a cheery print that can bring an element of fun to your wardrobe. Just remember to keep things proportional and simple, and to pair polka dots alongside solid, neutral pieces.