10 Polka-Dot Pieces for Ringing in the 2020s

Start the decade right!

(SPOT.ph) By now you’re probably aware of the Filipino holiday tradition of wearing polka-dots to ring in the New Year. The round shape (which brings to mind that of a coin) symbolizes wealth. Thus, the pattern is worn as the year comes to a close by those hoping to attract good fortune and prosperity in the next 365 days. With 2020 around the corner, we’re set to welcome not just a new year, but a whole new decade—so if you’re crossing your fingers for nonstop cha-ching in the next 10 years, we’re here to help you find the right polka-dot pieces to wear. If you aren’t particularly superstitious, you may not believe in the ol’ polka-dot tradition, but hey, what’s the harm in giving it a try?

Here are 10 polka-dot patterned pieces you can shop for this coming New Year:

Polka-Dot Long Jumpsuit (P2,995) from Mango


Look put-together in an instant this New Year’s when you rock this dotted maroon jumpsuit from Mango. You won’t even have to make the effort of finding two pieces that’ll match and you’ll already look set for a night of year-end festivities. Pair it with strappy heels if you’re really dressing to impress or with some party-ready sneakers if you plan on dancing all night long.

Available at Mango branches nationwide.

Off-the-Shoulder Top (P1,190) from H&M


Off-shoulder tops were one of the defining fashion trends of the 2010s, so why not cap off the decade by showing off your shoulders and collarbone in this spotted H&M top? The black-and-white pattern will be easy to pair with a variety of bottoms. Dust some highlighter on your décolletage to look extra sparkly and NYE-ready.

See a list of H&M branches.

High Waist Polka Dot Pants (P1,649) from Pomelo

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Many people jump as soon as the clock strikes 12 in the hopes of inciting a sudden growth spurt in the New Year. In case you’ve been doing it for ages with no visible results, you can instead fake the extra inches with these high-waisted polka dot pants from Pomelo. The elegant silhouette will lengthen your frame and make you look taller than you are. Up the ante with a cute pair of heels!

Available online.

Strappy Dress with Knot (P1,595) from Bershka

PHOTO BY Bershka

This spotted LBD from Bershka can be worn this New Year’s whether you’re out for a wild night with friends or enjoying a chill dinner at home with the fam. We especially love the little slit on the front—perfect for showing off your gams.

See a list of Bershka branches.

Black 'Sockit' Twist Sandals (P2,349) from Dorothy Perkins

PHOTO BY Dorothy Perkins

Already have an outfit planned for NYE but still want to add a touch of polka-dots to your look? Just slip into these strappy sandals from Dorothy Perkins, which feature a simple dotted white-on-black pattern. They’ll look extra cute if you’re rocking a bright pedicure!

See a list of Dorothy Perkins branches.

Pleated Dotted Mesh Skirt (P1,495) from Stradivarius

PHOTO BY Stradivarius

In case you’re worried that a polka-dot pattern would be difficult to pair with the other pieces in your closet, you can keep it lowkey with this Stradivarius skirt. It’s decked out in tiny spots on a mesh outer layer over a solid black inner layer. The pattern is still noticeable, but will be much easier to match with the tops and shoes you already own.

See a list of Stradivarius branches.

Polka Dot Pajama Set (P1,450) from Forever 21

PHOTO BY Forever 21

Staying in this New Year’s Eve? Whether you’re in a hotel room sipping wine with your buds or watching the fireworks in bed with a good book, you can still ring in the new decade in polka-dots thanks to this adorable pajama set from Forever 21. Get your squad to rock jammies too for the cutest NYE Instagram pics!

See a list of Forever 21 branches.

Embroidered Polka Dot Shirt (P2,295) from Zara


This one’s for the busy bees! If you’re still working on New Year’s Eve, you can head straight from the office to your big party in this stylish, powder-blue button down from Zara, which sports large white polka-dots. Pair with your fave jeans for a casual look or slip into a pencil skirt if you’re dressing to impress.

See a list of Zara branches.

Denim Polka Dot Garter Waist Shorts (P599) from Chase Fashion


If you’re keeping it comfy and casual this NYE, you can’t go wrong with these denim polka-dot shorts from Chase Fashion. They’ll look cute paired with anything from a flowy blouse to a plain old tee. Plus, the gartered waistband won’t hinder you from scarfing down snacks and cocktails all night.

Available online.

Keds x Kate Spade New York Champion (P4,205) from Keds


Sneakerheads, you know by now that there’s a pair of kicks to suit all occasions and New Year’s is no exception. Rock polka-dots on your feet with these adorable pink Keds sneakers.

See a list of Keds branches.

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