There has been an unreal amount of polka dots across international runways this year. I’ve always enjoyed the Lichtenstein-esque idea, but I’ve never really owned something that was so pointedly… dotted.
Nevertheless, I find myself sucked into the machine that is “trends” and interested in exploring how far people will go with this idea. Dots are cute, kitschy, a bit feminine, and can be either casual or formal – which I love. They’re status-free, and a little retro – all the things I love!
I love that the iconic print was used in so many different ways – dresses, all over prints, separates, tights, layering pieces, hats… It’s a polka dot revolution! Not really, but it sure is a lot of dots.
So, to keep up with the runways, we’ve broken down this ultimate guide to polka dots (do you see how we’re over-embellishing everything today? Enjoy it.) into categories, since there are so many ways to el-rock the el-dot.
Polka Dot Dresses & All Over Prints
At first glance, I thought that all of the polka dot prints we were seeing on the runways were going to be navy with white… I was so refreshed when I came across the Marc by Marc Jacobs line. That brown dress with its rainbow of polka dots was so cute and playful without being cheesy!
…Not that navy & white combos are a bad things. (Look at those shorts!)
But I like my polka dots to be a bit more… interesting.