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Steal That Look, Forty Weeks Style: Gwen Stefani’s partial to polka dots
by Julia Beck, of Forty Weeks
With baby number two on the way, the ever-glamorous, multi-talented, Gwen Stefani was shot with son Kingston and family in tow showing off her bump with polka dots! Gwen used her trademark “mix-it up,” fabulous look to create just the right feel for this casual and upbeat style. To me, polka dots are like daffodils -– a promise of spring (and a new baby) on the way! Gwen took a free-flowing polka dot dress and paired it with a great hoodie, and easy to carry off bo-ho accessories, for sheer perfection!
Click continue reading below to find out how you can get a look just like Gwen’s!
*Black and white polka dots are a classic! But certainly there is no need to limit yourself. Play with other bold and pale tones to find the polka dot that is just your speed.
*Try a taste of polka dots via accessories — such as sunglasses, diaper bags or hair jewelry if the look is appealing but perhaps too much to carry off on the body.
*Scale it up or down. The size of the dot will alter the look dramatically. Opt for smaller dots for a quiet look and bigger dots for a bolder bump.
*Style first — Look for the right fit and in this case, the right cut. Without a defining cut (think halter or empire for example) polka dots will overwhelm and will flop fast.
*Details! Contrast stitching and borders, finishes and other accents will give your polka dots a step up on the style scale. I like the idea of breaking up the look with a solid empire belt — creating a break in the dots.
*Accessorize with care. Polka dots dominate the eye — so keep it simple.
Steal That Look Forty Weeks Style –- Partial to Polka Dots
The Classic Dot Blouse by Motherhood (right, $20 on sale) is a simple and effortless way to add polka dots into the mix. This classic black with stone dots (stone is a little less intense than white) is ideally paired with black on the bottom. The Empire sash creates great definition and the ¾ sleeve makes it an easy choice for this time of year.
This one really caught my eye! Gap’s Polka Dot Tank Dress (left, $35 on sale) in blue is a sure-fire way to wear polka dots with confidence. This dress can go anywhere. Layer a cardi or shrug on top and finish with a casual sandal or flip-flop for an easy, breezy spring into summer look. The wide straps give this a bit more substance and polish.
This Polka Dot Swing Dress (right, $214 on sale) is super feminine, flirty and fun. The simple black spaghetti strap tank, bold empire sash and full skirt are in perfect balance creating a simply stunning summer look in classic black and white polka dot.
Large red dots and piping make this Voile Print Dress at iMaternity (left, $25) a winner. This bold, exciting dress has some key details, like smocking at the waist, that make it a fun choice. Consider a crisp white tee or tank under the dress for a day look or patent leather heels and a wrap for a night on the town (or baby shower!).
All who know me know how I adore Meet Me In Miami – Debbie Ohanian’s designs. They’re all girl and truly bring out the fun in pregnancy. The Pink Polka Dot Dress (right, $109) is no exception! The halter neck is universally flattering and the cut is good to go for your entire pregnancy. The floral broach (which is removable) is a great finishing touch! (Save 15% with code “CBB”)
And, don’t forget the accessories!
Posh Flirt Diaper Bag (left, $139) your bag can make as strong a statement as you wish, and this one makes a bold one. Best of all it has it’s own styling and can carry jeans and a t-shirt as well as a pretty party dress.
Vintage Plastic Polka Dot 60′s Cateye Sunglasses by 80′s Purple (right, $10-$15) are the perfect topper to just about any ensemble. The cateye style is retro and the polka dots are classic, both details make them perfect for your peepers.
Posted on Mar 7, 08 at 12:32 PM