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We can trace back the first memory of polka dots back to our childhood, watching Minnie Mouse on TV in her little spotted red dress and matching bow! Since then, the trend has made sporadic appearances in fashion, never truly taking the spotlight but as a constant pillion to other more elaborate trends, but ALWAYS staying in vogue! With its latest outing in 2017 resort collections, the style has once again stood the test of time. Design houses of Carolina Herrera and Monse have released their own unique renditions of the same!
So why do they keep making a comeback after all? Nostalgia? Maybe. The style has an old-school charm with endearing undertones from the swinging 60s. One of the reasons is definitely versatility. The dots can sit well with anything, shorts, skirts, dresses and accessories! No wonder it is around in view at one point or another! “I don’t think there is ever a wrong time for a polka dot.”, Marc Jacobs said, commenting on the trend not being a slave to seasonality. So rejoice ladies, you can wear the dot any time of the year!
Another aspect of the polka dot is the fact that designers can play with it to no end! Big, small, shimmery, contrast and much more, this details can be twisted and turned to create many statement looks. The dots originated as big bright details on shift dresses, a route Calvin Klein has chosen to take. In contemporary fashion though, the size of the dots has reduced, with people going for subtle detailing on their clothes for everyday wear. Tiny polka dots on a regular button down can instantly up the chic factor!
There you go, we have laid down some facts about the trend and its constant renaissance throughout history. Now it is up to you, dear reader, to decide if you dare to don the dot! Pro tip: start with the smaller dots so that you are not overwhelmed by the design and keep the accessories to a minimum! Get on board with this comeback retro look with these pieces:
MANGO Navy Blue Polka Dot Print A-Line Dress for Rs 2,295. Buy it here
TALLY WEIJL Polka-Dot Playsuit with Front Tie-Up for Rs 2,799. Buy it here
W Polka-Dot Print Straight Fit Pants for Rs 1,699. Buy it here
Purple Box Jewelry Polka Dot Scarf for Rs 2,059. Buy it here
W Polka-Dot Print A-Line Kurta for Rs 2,299. Buy it here