Dress Like Olivia: 8 Polka-Dotted Dresses Inspired by Palermo’s Gala Style

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Now THIS is a fun dress. Olivia Palermo wore this long-and-short polka-dotted Bensoni dress to the 2nd Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala held at New York’s Museum of Modern Art last Tuesday. Check her out:

Elegance Redefined: Olivia Palermo stuns in a long-and-short polka-dotted Bensoni dress at the 2nd Annual amfAR Inspiration GalaElegance Redefined: Olivia Palermo stuns in a long-and-short polka-dotted Bensoni dress at the 2nd Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

The dress is not only “mulleted” (the state of having a mullet), but it’s also bubble-skirted, HUGE polka-dotted, and side boob flash prone. In short, it’s a difficult dress to pull off, but you must agree when I say that Olivia Palermo is pulling. it. off.

Style Close-Up: A detailed look at Olivia Palermo's stunning polka-dotted Bensoni dress, a true fashion statementStyle Close-Up: A detailed look at Olivia Palermo’s stunning polka-dotted Bensoni dress, a true fashion statement (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

Now, as hard as it is to get away with a dress like this, similar styles are also as hard to find. So, instead of looking for look-alikes, we sought dresses with the same fun, playful, and lighthearted spirit as Olivia Palermo’s.

Our only requirement is that the dress be polka-dotted — big, oversized, exaggerated circles preferred.

Olivia Palermo wore a long-and-short polka-dotted Bensoni dress to the 2nd Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala held at New York's Museum of Modern ArtOlivia Palermo attends the 2nd Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on June 14, 2011 (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

So if you’re up for trying a style like Olivia Palermo’s Bensoni dress, check out these eight playful polka-dot dresses that could very well cheer up even the foulest of moods:

1. Sequin Hearts polka dot belted mini dress

Playful Charm: Sequin Hearts polka dot belted mini dress - Perfect for a fun day outPlayful Charm: Sequin Hearts polka dot belted mini dress – Perfect for a fun day out

2. Laundry Room halter neck polka dot dress

Summer Favorite: The Laundry Room halter neck polka dot dress, blending comfort with styleSummer Favorite: The Laundry Room halter neck polka dot dress, blending comfort with style

3. Brigitte Bailey polka dot dress

Everyday Polka: Brigitte Bailey's polka dot dress, a blend of simplicity and eleganceEveryday Polka: Brigitte Bailey’s polka dot dress, a blend of simplicity and elegance

4. Rsvp Serena party dress

Party Essential: Rsvp Serena's party dress, where polka dots meet festive flairParty Essential: Rsvp Serena’s party dress, where polka dots meet festive flair

5. Calvin Klein polka dot sleeveless dress

Sleek and Chic: Calvin Klein's polka dot sleeveless dress, the epitome of understated eleganceSleek and Chic: Calvin Klein’s polka dot sleeveless dress, the epitome of understated elegance

6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Smudge Dot jersey dress

Casual Sophistication: Marc by Marc Jacobs Smudge Dot jersey dress - a modern twist on classic polka dotsCasual Sophistication: Marc by Marc Jacobs Smudge Dot jersey dress – a modern twist on classic polka dots

7. ABS flared skirt polka dot dress

Flirty and Fun: ABS's flared skirt polka dot dress, perfect for twirling and turning headsFlirty and Fun: ABS’s flared skirt polka dot dress is perfect for twirling and turning heads

8. Kara Janx Bailey one-shoulder cocktail dress

Cocktail Ready: Kara Janx Bailey's one-shoulder cocktail dress, where elegance meets trendsetting polka dotsCocktail Ready: Kara Janx Bailey’s one-shoulder cocktail dress, where elegance meets trendsetting polka dots

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