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Style over 50: Spring 2020 trends: How to Wear Polka Dots over 50

Article by Ceri Wheeldon

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Do Polka Dots ever really go out of fashion? Whenever polka dots are mentioned as a new trend I immediate conjure up the image of Julia Roberts in her polka dot dress in Pretty Woman , in the scene where she goes to watch polo. An iconic dress. Just goes to show that true style is timeless!

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Polka dots always look fresh. They are easy to wear and accessorise and work for all ages.

I have selected a few of my favourite polka dot items that I think work well and look stylish for women over 50 – although I am sure that (like me) you have one or two items in your wardrobe already – I always try to shop in my own wardrobe first ?

I love this navy and white polka dot shirt dress from Boden. It is ideal for work. Classic but soft. Professional but not too harsh. To give it a more contemporary look, I would swap the belt for one of my own leather ones.

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Polka Dot dress £90 from Boden


Another fabulous and affordable dress is this flattering tiered dress by Warehouse – available from Asos. The tiered skirt adds volume and movement without adding bulk around the middle.

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Blue Polka Dot Dress £59 from ASOS


This black and white polka dot dress is again by Warehouse . The pleated skirt gives a modern look, and again does not add too much bulk around the middle. Reasonably priced at £59, it can take you from day to evening.

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Black and white polka dot dress £59 from ASOS


Ruffles are another trend for 2020, and this dress offers polka dots, ruffles …and long sleeves!

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An absolute bargain at £29.99. Available from ASOS


Separates are always good to mi and match…and easy way to update your working wardrobe. The bow neck is also on trend. A winner

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Polka dot shirt £50 from Boden


A very feminine frill necked polka dot blouse – perfect for spring – and a bargain at £17.99

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White polka dot blouse from ASOS


By shopping in your own wardrobe and adding just one or two affordable  items to update your wardrobe, you can be stylish over 50 – and by choosing classics (such as polka dots) continue to build a sustainable wardrobe too.


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Ceri Wheeldon

Ceri is Founder and Editor of Fabafterfifty.co.uk She is a frequent speaker at events and in the media on topics related to women over 50 , including style and living agelessly. With 20+ years experience as a headhunter Ceri also now helps support those looking to extend their working lives.

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