Polka dot is a pattern consisting of an array of large filled circles. It differentiates itself from the spot pattern, as polka dots are perfectly even in shape and size, while spots are irregular in spacing and shape. The trend derives its name from the popular “Polka” dance, which originated in the 19th century in the Czech Republic. Polka remains a popular music genre in many European countries.
Traditionally, polka dots were used in the clothing of flamenco dancers and performers and later became a part of children’s clothing, toys and furniture. In 1928, Disney introduced its cartoon character “Minnie Mouse” wearing a red polka dot dress and matching bow. For us Indians, the very first image of polka dot dates back to 1973 when the blockbuster “Bobby” was released. The image of a demure, fresh as dew Dimple Kapadia wearing a white polka dotted shirt remains forever etched in our mind.
Today, polka dots have become a raging fashion trend. Designers are using them on apparel, foot-wear, bags, decor and so many other lifestyle products. The best part about this vintage style is that it is not avant-garde yet not boring, it gives you a smart and classic look and can be styled in so many ways from formal to casual and Indian to western. For people looking for a style that is not too quirky yet gives you a modern vibe, polka dots are the perfect option!
Here is a look at our divas flaunting the trend and style tips to use it in your look-
Polka dotted pencil skirt adds a feminine touch to this classic white shirt.