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There is just something so classic and cute about polka dot nail designs. Because of how fun and eye-catching they are, a polka dot nail look is the perfect final touch you need to complete every outfit. Check out these looks for inspiration on the type of polka dot nail style to go for during your next manicure!

1. Pastel palette

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Sweet and eye-catching, this design features simple white dots on pastel colours. It’s a great nail look to sport if you have an upcoming birthday party or baby shower to attend.

2. Nude scheme


Nude nails are all the rage now, so why not achieve that with polka dot designs too? White dots on a nude pink base with a glitter chevron as the accent nail matches each other perfectly.

3. Monochrome

Are colours not your thing? Go monochrome with black and white polkadots.

4. Subtle look

Who says polka dot looks have to be loud? This design is subtlety at it’s best. Simple yet pretty, it’s a great look for those who prefer a dainty look or those working in a corporate environment.

5. Contrasting dots

Prefer something slightly edgier? Contrasting dots over a muted neon shade might be right up your alley. It’s a fun combo, definitely.

6. Disney themed look

Don’t let the naysayers convince you otherwise – you’re never too old for Disney. This red and white half polka dot nail design is the perfect way to express your inner child without going overboard.

7. Spring vibes

Who knew pairing baby blue polka dots with daisies would result in such an adorable combination? This will be the perfect look for a spring holiday

8. Watermelon on dots

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Another nail design perfect for summer. We reckon this would be the perfect nail look for lounging by the pool or beach.

9. Monochrome with lace trimmings

A twist on the classic black and white combination with added lace trimmings. If you swear by monochrome colours but just want something a little different, try this.

10. Matchy look

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If you just can’t decide on a colour scheme for your nails, why not match it to your favourite ring? This design is a great way to inject a little flirty fun in your look.

11. Watermarble look

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Reinvent polka dot nails with a water marble look, and you’ll definitely stand out. This design is best for fun loving individuals who are not afraid to be unconventional.

12. Cupcake polka dot

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This cupcake polka dot design puts the c in cute. It’s so adorable that people can’t help but to strike up a conversation with you!

13. Horizontal polka

Easter may be over, but who says you can’t have easter eggs on your nails? If you’re attending a fun party soon, put this on your list.

14. Dotty gradient


If you can’t decide between a gradient look or polka dots, this design would be perfect for you. With the slight gradient and black dots on a nude shade, this look will go well with every outfit.

15. Split matte polka

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If matte nails are your thing, then you’ll have to try this look!

16. Tiny dots

Not a fan of large dots? Maybe small, understated dots are more of your thing.

17. Irregular dots

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Switch things up by asking your manicurist to use dotting tools of different sizes to create a slightly funky look.

18. Glamour look

Christmas might still be five months away, but it’s never too early to start shortlisting nail designs! The green and gold bling will surely put you in the festive mood immediately.

19. Popping look

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This gorgeous design really makes your polka dot nails pop out, don’t they? It’ll go so well paired with your favourite black dress

20. Paint look


Let your inner artist shine through with this colourful paint polka dots on white base design.