How to style Polka Dot Tights

How to style Tights with Polka Dots
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Polka dot tights: shopping tips and outfit ideas

Nylons are a wonderful accessory to  finish an elegant outfit. However, sometimes even the ones with seams can be a bit too subtle. And some outfits simply need a little more to be perfect. In this case, hosiery with polka dots is a perfect alternative between subtle nylons and super fancy tights. In contrast to legwear with a very striking pattern, dotted tights still look super elegant. However, they also add that certain something to a look. So in the following, I am going to tell you where to buy nylons, stockings and tights with polka dots and also show you how to style them.

Where to shop Polka Dot Tights

Where to shop Tights with Polka Dots: RetroCat's shopping tips

Stockings and tights with polka dots are classics among hosiery, so they are available from a lot of different brands and shops. I put together a selection of my favourite ones for you:

  • You almost can’t go wrong with classy black, dotted tights. I personally especially like the ones by Falke*. You will find a very similar one here* as well.
  • My favourite nylons with polka dots are by Secrets in Lace and something really special, as the also have a seam (see picture above). If you prefer tights with seams and dots, you might want to check out these ones*.
  • Just in case you prefer sheer, nude-coloured tights with dark polka dots, I recommend these tights by What Katie Did*.
  • Last but not least, let’s talk about some a bit more fancy dotted stockings. These ones with some super cool bows at the top* are definitely something very special. Another fancy pair and a kind of combination of stockings and tight are these ones*.

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Polka Dot Tights: Outfit Ideas

Polka dot tights and stockings are actually quite easy to style, as they go well with a lot of different outfit. But before we are going to have look at some specific outfit ideas, let’s talk about some things to keep in mind:

  • Polka dot hosiery looks especially good in combination with plain, subtle dresses or skirts, as they add that certain something to such outfits.
  • If you like it super stylish, you can colour-match the dots of your tights with your outfit (see last outfit idea in this blogpost).
  • Tights with polka dots even go well with business outfits, if the dresscode is not too strict.
  • And in this blogpost, I tell you how to wear (dotted) tights in open shoes like sandals.

Classy and elegant: Black Dress and Polka Dot Nylons

You never can go wrong with a little black dress. And if you team this kind of dress with polka dot tights, you make your look even more stylish. For everyone who wants it super chic, I recommend to also go for accessories like hats, highheel and gloves.

Outfit Details:

Dress: The Seamstress of Bloomsbury*

Stockings: Secrets in Lace

Hat: similar here*

Shoes: Menbur, similar here*

Gloves: Vintage, similar here*

Earrings: similar here*

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Lace-up Boots meet Polka Dot Tights

A simple black dress in midi-length can actually look super hot. I teamed it with fancy lace-up boots as well as a fascinator. And my polka dot tights are just the cherry on the cake of this look – you can also call them my little secrets, as they can only been seen when doing some special movements. 😉

Outfit Details:

Dress: old, but similar here*

Tights: Falke*

Fascinator: available here*

Boots: Pleaser*

Gloves: similar here*

Brooch: Vintage, similar here*

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Grey Skirt, Black Tops and dotted Nylons

Polka dot tights in combination with a dotted blouse? Why not! I really love this kind of 30s flair with the knee-long fishtail skirt and turban, by the way.

Outfit Details:

Skirt: The House of Foxy

Blouse: Vintage, similar here*

Shapewear-Body: similar here*

Stockings: Secrets in Lace

Pumps: Buffalo, similar here*

Turban: via TopVintage*

Handbag: Vintage

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Elegant Pencil Skirt meets dotted Tights

Polka dot tights can even go well with business outfits. I teamed them with a classy pencil skirt as well as a lovely top with a high neckline. And thanks to the dotted hosiery, the full outfit looks a bit less severe and more interesting. 😉

Outfit Details:

Top: Vodoo Vixen*, I also like this one*

Pencil Skirt: similar here*

Stockings: Secrets in Lace

Pumps: Buffalo, similar here*

Belt: very similar here*

Gloves: Vintage, similar here*

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Colour Polka Dot Tights and matching Sandals for Summer

For a more summery look, I recommend sheer tights with colourful polka dots that colour-match your outfit. Accessories like hairflowers, summery handbags and sandals finish this wonderful outfit.

Outfit Details:

Pencil Dress: Von 50s*

Handbag: Woody Ellen*

Colourful polka dot tights: Wolford, similar here*

Shoes: Charlie Brown Couture, similar here*

Hairflowers: Sophisticated Lady Hairflowers*

Earrings: Glitter Paradise*

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