Who would have thought the mystery girl of the infamous sixties song Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (refresh your memory here!) would become a style icon?
The uber-cute polka dot trend is not just for nails – browse Tumblr for endless, enviable spotty manicures – the classic print is a must-have for your Winter wardrobe. Polka dots perk up an outfit instantly; their retro vibe adds a whimsical edge to any occasion. They are an easy way to break out of your comfort zone, being that teeny bit quirkier, yet playing nicely with everything in your closet.
Dots can spark up an everyday look – demonstrated by model Poppy Delevingne (above left) with her navy polka-dotted pants and they mix comfortably with sophisticated pieces like actress Chloe Moretz’s (above right) 50’s style, Kenzo Pre-Fall frock.
Whether it’s our fully-fledged, polka dot evening dress or our versatile, scallop-edged polka dot shorts you opt for (my personal favourite!), have fun and rock a dot!
By Izzy Stocks.