Little Black (polka dot) Dress Pairings

Over the weekend, I went shopping at H&M and found two versatile pieces at great prices! Here they are:


This dress is so lovely! It’s like a little black dress but with polka dots. It’s very tight fitted so it fits me like a glove. The picture makes it look pretty casual, but wearing it just by itself, it definitely is more of a party dress. The best part is that it was just $10!

This is a red, with a tint of orange, knitted cardigan that’s really light weight. The back of the cardigan is slightly cropped, which I think adds a nice dimension to it. I think I can wear this cardigan with just about everything. And it’s also only $10!

Like I said earlier, the black polka dot dress worn by itself is more for formal occasions and parties. But you can always transform an outfit to fit into different occasions simply by adding different pieces to it. For this post, the black polka dot is certainly the central, star of the outfit piece!

1. Casual + demure look

When I was in the fitting room, I decided to pair these two pieces together and surprisingly, it worked! The brightness of the red balances out with the black, which gives the outfit a beautiful pop of color. Though the cardigan is red and bright, I think it gives the outfit more of a relaxed, casual, demure look. It’s a great look for going shopping, doing some errands, or just having lunch with your friends and family.

2. Fun + Flirty Look

The white denim jacket is usually seen as a casual piece. However, when I tried it on with the dress, it was not only casual but it gave the outfit a very fun and flirty feel. I think the denim jacket compliments the black dress so well. You can definitely wear this outfit on a date with your significant other, going out clubbing, and to dinner parties!

3. Formal + Classy

I love blazers since they look wonderful both formally and casually. In this case, I think it made the black dress look very formal yet classy and elegant. I also have a white blazer that looked nice with the dress, but the black blazer just gives off that classy and professional mood.  I can see this outfit being worn at work or to any semi-formal parties and events.

And there you have it! There are many more pairings you can do to transform this look, you just gotta find the right items and experiment. I find it extremely fun when I can play around with my wardrobe and create a different mood for each outfit.