Apparel- Polka Dots

 

The never-ending charm of Polka dots…

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-

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Here’s the royal queen-duchess of cambridge, Kate Middleton in Polka dress

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Add the retro charm of polka dots to your classic trench coat
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Our little sweetheart in polka dotted dress and hairband.
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A smart combination of a white polka shirt with plain crimson trousers.

IMG_3449Polka dotted pencil skirt adds a feminine touch to this classic white shirt.

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Jazz-up your outfit with these pretty shoes from “Nike“, available on Myntra
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Polka dotted duppatta and churidar can be teemed up with many kurtis.
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Every heart will melt with this cute polka back pack, available on Myntra
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Polka dotted pants add a fun element to this classic overcoat.
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Polka dotted nail art for an eclectic touch.
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Paired with a business skirt, this polka dotted tunic is perfect for formal events.
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Feel like a cindrella in this polka dotted flare dress.

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A polka dotted skater dress giving the retro vibe.

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Pair your polka pants with a plain top to have a balanced look. 
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A polka dotted pullover to beat the winter blues.
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Polka one shoulder maxi dress- available on STALKBUYLOVE
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Polka saree from “Jashn“, available on Myntra
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Cold-shoulder polka dress from “FabAlley“, available on Myntra
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Polka dress from “Mango“, available on Myntra
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Polka dotted bell-sleeves top from “STALKBUYLOVE
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