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Polka Dot Blouse 1 (Dressy)

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polka dots for the 50's. 60's & 70's

Polka Dots for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Dressy Interpretation

Polka dots can be worn for any occasion. I so enjoy exploring my closest, to find items that are most common in everyone’s collection. I then deem it challenging to style them differently and (hopefully) fabulously!

 The polka dot blouse is quite a favorite in my family.  Even though this featured clothing is made in three different colors and styles, I’ll exhibit them in various yet similar ways. In keeping with tradition of our now familiar categories for this week’s series, I’ll start with the more formal edition.

Quote of the Day: “If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better.” Kristin Chenoweth

polka dots for the 50's. 60's & 70's
polka dots for the 50's. 60's & 70's

 50’s Polka Dots Blouse:

One of my good friends actually gave me this blouse.  It came with a camisole for underneath, since it’s slightly sheer.  I thought I’d wear the blouse over my dress and let the sash hang low to create some asymmetry.

Blouse: Boston Proper (similar here)~~Dress: Bichon (similar here)~~Shoes: Nine West (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

polka dots for the 50's. 60's & 70's
polka dots for the 50's. 60's & 70's

60’s Polka Dot Blouse:

 This is one of Nancy’s favorite blouses.  Because it is sleeveless it works perfectly for pairing under cardigans and jackets.  Also, I feel that the ruffles in the front make it more interesting & flattering. 

Blouse: Jones New York (similar here)~~Jacket: I.N. (similar here)~~Skirt: Chicos (similar here)~~Shoes: Gianni Bini (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

polka dots for the 50's. 60's & 70's
polka dots for the 50's. 60's & 70's

70’s Polka Dots Blouse:  

Mom made this blouse many (and I mean many) years ago.  Even though it’s a front tie blouse, I threw the ties over her shoulder (so should I call it a back tie blouse?  ha ha) to let the belt have most of the focus.  Since the blouse is a cotton material, the ties actually stay put this way.

Blouse: Mom made (similar here)~~Skirt: Mom made (similar here)~~Boots: Bellini (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here or here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Thanks for reading my styling blog!  How many polka dot items do you have in your closet?

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography