Polo dress is the perfect solution for outdoor activities.
Today, polo is considered to be unisex clothing, but many years ago it first appeared as an element of a men's tracksuit. Polo shirt was worn by men who were engaged in the same sport. Gradually, the polo "retrained" from sportswear to casual wear, and over time, girls also wore this element of the wardrobe, albeit in a slightly modified form.
The polo dress is an elongated shirt with short sleeves and a turn-down collar with buttons. It is comfortable and does not hamper movement, so it is great for outdoor activities. The first polo dresses were mostly light shades and plain. Today the color range of these outfits is much richer. Two-color and three-color models are popular, as well as dresses with geometric patterns.
Often girls choose more feminine varieties of polo, for example, with ruffles on the skirt.
Who is suitable?
Dress polo - one of the few types of clothing that fits all girls without exception. Due to the simple, semi-surrounding silhouette and the classic length (to the middle of the knee), it perfectly hides all the flaws of the figure - if any - and emphasizes the advantages.
On sports girls, these dresses sit best - and not surprising, because polo was invented precisely in order to demonstrate a beautiful, athletic figure. However, those ladies who do not pay much attention to this side of life can afford this outfit.
Chubby girls will love the way a polo dress sits on them. Straight cut, the absence of any decor in the waist and hips, in combination with thick fabric masks the extra volume in the lower part. But the shortened sleeve and the playful neckline on the buttons allows you to present a decollete zone in a favorable light.
Since the polo dress was originally intended for sports in the open air, it had a length slightly above the middle of the knee. Such a skirt was considered optimal because it did not hinder movement and allowed athletes to feel comfortable. However, over time, strict requirements regarding the length of the dress have disappeared, and today in stores you can find polo models with skirts of various lengths - from mini to maxi.
Long dress with a skirt below the knee. For sportswear, this length is not typical, but the polo dress has long migrated from a sports wardrobe to a casual one. A long polo dress looks very unusual, thanks to a combination of sporty elements (short sleeve, button-down collar) and a romantic skirt.
A long polo dress is not suitable for all situations, for example, in an office or at a cultural event, it will look out of place. But for a walk around the city, going to the beach or shopping is simply indispensable.
A polo dress with a skirt to the floor is rare, but it looks incredibly impressive. Especially well this model is suitable for tall girls - with a small height the straight maxi skirt can deform the proportions of the figure.
The midi length for a polo dress is considered a classic, so models with a medium-length skirt are the most popular. This dress allows you to demonstrate a sports figure and slender legs, without going beyond the bounds of decency. In addition, it is easy to pick up shoes for a medium-length polo dress — these can be either soft textile boots or sneakers or sandals.
Polo dresses are usually sewn from light, natural fabrics that are comfortable to engage in vigorous activity. Most often for this purpose choose cotton. But more original look dresses, stitched from the "non-sports" materials, such as denim.
In the summer there is no more comfortable clothes than a dress with a mini-skirt. A short polo dress is perfect for the heat, as it does not fit the figure and is sewn from material that is comfortable for the body. At the same time, the shortened models of such dresses are very diverse.
Short polo dresses with a pleated skirt pin down tennis players' clothes. This outfit looks very attractive. A more romantic image can be created with the help of a gentle polo dress with a color that has a skirt with playful ruffles.
Another option is a short polo dress with a skirt on the drawstring. Fitted silhouette makes the usual sports outfit more feminine.
Types of fasteners
Classic polo dress fastens with two or three buttons. Modern models can have any number of fasteners. For example, models in the safari style, which are buttoned to the waist or along the entire length, are quite popular now.
Metal rivets on polo dresses are a tribute to modernity. Such fasteners can often be seen on models of denim or other coarse materials. Dresses in military style are usually fastened with rivets.
Zipper is found on polo dresses very rarely. If it is present, then goes the entire length of the dress. Polo dresses with zippers are usually very simple and designed specifically for sports.
Lack of fasteners
Sometimes you can see a polo dress without a clasp. As a rule, in this case, the dress does not have a collar, but there is an unusual neckline, for example, round or rectangular.
What to wear?
- With a jacket or sweater. The polo dress goes well with short lightweight jackets, such as a bomber jacket. Also, it will harmoniously look with a denim or sweatshirt. To create an image of a girl from high society, put on a polo-neck sweater with a diamond pattern over the polo-dress.
- With headdresses. Dress polo can be combined with small straw hats, baseball caps, tennis caps or sports hats. To create an image in a nautical style, put on a white-and-blue polo cap-cap.
- Tight pants. The polo dress is rarely worn with tights - these elements of the wardrobe do not fit well with each other. If it's cool outside, you can wear this dress with skinny jeans, leggings or leggings.
- Socks or knee socks. Many of us do not wear these wardrobe items from childhood — and in vain. Together with a polo dress, white socks peeking out from under the shoes look very cute. More flirty and playful image can be created with the help of high golf.
A polo dress does not match classic shoes, so for those who do not like high-heeled shoes, this is a great option. But with this outfit you can wear all kinds of sports shoes - from sneakers and ending with tennis shoes. With a polo dress look good sneakers and moccasins.
Those who prefer more feminine shoes can wear this outfit with ballet shoes or comfortable sandals without heels. Sandals or even shales are suitable for warm weather. Do not forget about the clogs and slippers. Those who like to wear leather, “holey” boots in the summer can safely experiment with this shoe and polo dress.
Decorations. Sports dress-polo jewelry is not needed, maximum - bright rubber bracelets and badges with the symbols of your favorite teams. If the outfit is made in a different style, it is quite possible to put on a few ornaments. Of course, the jewels will not fit here, but simple jewelry or discreet jewelry will be quite appropriate.
Belt. A polo dress is very often worn with a belt, as it allows you to designate a waistline, which makes the figure more feminine. This outfit looks great with a woven leather strap or with a thin belt of textiles.
Watch and glasses. With a polo dress is better not to wear too many accessories at once. It is better to choose the most necessary and functional things. This dress is well suited for massive sports-style watches and large sunglasses.