Ties with dots: stylish or not? Find out how to wear them for different occasions
Among the many patterned ties available, models with dots are undoubtedly the most popular ones and appreciated by men of all ages. But just because they are so common it does not mean that they are also appropriate for any occasion. Here are some tips that will help you to choose the right accessory for every occasion.
Let’s start with a basic rule when it comes to accessories and clothing with dots: How elegant they are generally depends on the size of the dots. In other words, the bigger the dots the less formal the tie (just think think about the ties of clowns, usually with huge colored dots…). Accordingly, the smaller the dots the more elegant the tie. Ties with fine dots are therefore descreet and very elegant.
This first rule makes it already much easier to decide which dotted tie suits which occasion. For example: a navy blue tie with fine pink dots (pin dots) is ideal for a business meeting or a dinner party.A model in the same colour combination, but with dots that are a little bit bigger is perfect for an evening with friends or a less formal social event.
Another important tip: Always remember that also with this pattern, the choice of the colour combination plays a very important role. The tie should harmonise in any case with the rest of the outfit. You can choose for example a shirt in the colour of the dots or you opt for a plain handkerchief in either the colour of the shirt, the tie or the dots.
In general it is best to combine ties in light colours with a plain dark shirt and vice versa for a nice contrast. Just be careful not to combine too many colours! This can quickly have an overloaded effect and make your outfit unelegant.
You should also consider if you want to wear a shirt with a pattern and if so, which one. A combination to be avoided is for example stripes with your dotted tie, since the different patterns can easily bring disharmony into the outfit.
By the way: The same rules are also valid for other accessories with dots such as bow ties or ascot ties!
If you are looking for an accessory with dots, have a look over at our online shop! Andrew’s Ties offers a wide range of ties, ascot ties and other accessories with dots in different sizes.