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Old 05-18-2015, 08:18 PM
 
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I bought a polka dot dress four years ago and it hangs in the closet, only leaving the closet to be moved to another closet. I sometimes dust it off and try it on. It's brown with white polka dots and a brown satin tie around the waist and comes down right to the knees and is sheer. I wear the slip that came with it as pajamas which is solid brown satin. It looks exactly like the dress in Pretty Woman. It looks nice, but I hesitate to wear anything with polka dots out in public. I don't know why.

Are there patterns or styles you buy but hesitate to wear for some reason? They just hand in the closet forever?
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:04 PM
 
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I did something similar and bought a bathing suit with polka dots but could never wear it out. There is just something about the pattern that I don't feel I can pull off. I also dislike large floral prints, anything with "bling", embroidery, or beaded.

I've just decided to accept that I like a very minimalist style with little to no patterns. If I want to add additional interest I can always do it with jewelry or a scarf.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:07 PM
 
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No pattens or prints unless it is a very small area of the shirt that I can cut out if I want.
I have the same jewelry I wear when I go out of the house.
Classic, conservative, proper for all events for all of the clothing in my closet and drawers.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Yes, I do polka dots. I like them.

Bought a cute summer blouse with polka dots last summer.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:22 AM
 
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I like tone-on-tone dots (Swiss dots). I'd also do a tiny dot on a blouse for work--I have an olive green blouse with ivory dots that I wear with a cream cardigan. Big dots or Minnie Mouse styles look ... um, goofy on me.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:48 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I absolutely LOVE polka dots! I can't do brown, though. I used to have a hard time with floral but I gave it a go and I like it too!

I used to be very conservative with plain colors and no patterns but that has changed.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Switzerland
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Yes, my favorite dress is black with white polka dots. Works great with red shoes. I don't think they are out of style, they look very feminine, and classic with a bit of playfulness. I imagine your dress looks wonderful (if you can wear brown) and quite stylish, esp with the right accessories!
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:11 AM
 
Location: New Yawk
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I have a couple of cute pieces for spring and summer with polka dots: a skirt, a top, and pair of sandals, and I think I might have a swim suit, too.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:29 PM
 
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Yes. I have a white dress with black polka dots and a red sash that I love. I wouldn't wear pants that had polka dots on them, though, probably. I'd feel like a jester.
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Old 05-19-2015, 05:10 PM
 
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Brown is a tough color to wear when it's warm out. I love autumn when I can wear all my brown stuff. In the spring and summer it seems so dark and heavy. It sounds like a sleeveless dress, so I sympathize. It's a pretty khaki print that I never wear because I don't like how I look in sleeveless dresses. I thought it was a pretty dress in the movie, so if you like how the dress fits you, go for it.
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