One word that comes to mind when you think of polka dot dress is chic. Polka dot pattern whether small or big is elegant and pure sophistication and there is no denying the fact. It’s also one of the most popular patterns in the fashion industry after animal print.
Polka dot is always a hit when revival fashion trends come in season. It has a very long and colorful history that dates back to 1926 when Miss America was photographed wearing a polka-dotted bikini. But what made the pattern popular was the iconic cartoon Minnie Mouse.
The famous actress Monroe too was a big fan of polka dots and was photographed in a polka-dotted bikini as well as a polka-dotted dress many a time. Things become popular when legends favor them; this was the case with polka dots.
Most romantic will remember the Julia Roberts movie “Pretty Woman” that movie also promoted the fashion of polka-dotted everything. Bit by bit it became the most favored by celebs as well as their fans. Even at the end of the 1980s and at the start of 1990s, the pattern was widespread.
From skirts to hats to blouses to frocks and sexy dresses, all had polka dots. All this was down to the major brands like Dior and Carolina Herrera, who used the pattern in most of their famous collections. People go gaga over the designs they see on the runways. All this hype made polka dots even more famous. But that’s all history, coming back to today’s fashion world polka dots are pretty in this year as well.
Thinking about polka dots as a timeless pattern wouldn’t be too bad and if you have always been incorporating bits and pieces of polka dots as a subtle accessory to your attire, now it’s time to go all in. Try bolder pieces as polka dots are full-on in fashion at the moment. Also, judging by the popularity, it’s not going away anytime soon as well.
Even Marc Jacobs recent fashion line has a beautiful polka dots shirt dress that is pure chic and elegance.
Other big names to use polka dots in their collection were Dolce & Gabbana, Marni along with Fendi and Miuccia Prada. There were many variations of polka dots, some were subtle, and some were pretty bold, but the dots were there.
All in all, polka dots are a very easy print to style, you can hardly go wrong with polka dots. If you have never given it a thought, now is the perfect time to experiment with the popular fashion trend of polka dots.