March 10, 2006

SS06 Trend: Polka Dots

This season, polka dots are back in the store. And no wonder really, as they are super fun and goes oh so well with this season's nautical stripes.


From the runway there are two ways you can wear this. Subtly layered as Marc by MJ does it or right at you as on the Diane von Furstenburg runway.

But when I say 'right at you' style I don't mean the super boldones from the sixties that comes to mind. I mean the more updated softer polka dots, such as these from Marc by Marc Jacobs. The white polka dots on the pale pink shirt looks like its barely there, and the small white polka dots on the silk dress is brilliantly balanced with the flowy pleated structure of the dress itself. I love that dress.

The polka dot on the dark blue Robert Rodriguez shirt is off balanced by the feminine style of the neckline. And the soft, flowy see-through material of the DvF top softens the large dots, making it an interesting but not vulgar pattern.

Leave the bolder polka dot prints for layering! These two from Urbanoutfitters and Forever 21 are perfect for it. Apart from other plain bold colored shirts, this rounded print will go very well with the sharp nautical stripes this season as well!

For more subtle polka dotting, try footwear. I simply ADORE these polka dot flats (it also comes in blue!) and platforms. You wouldn't have guessed it, but the flat is from Miu Miu and the platform from Anthropologie. If I didn't know better, I would've thought it was the other way around!

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've been wearing poka dots and strips for years know they are in style!!! About time to

3/10/2006 9:51 AM  
Blogger Harrods Girl said...

The big dotted clothes/ accessories are cute, but hate the little dots.

3/10/2006 2:47 PM  
Blogger anna said...

the 60's polka reinvented...aghh i detest polkas..but big ones are bearable....

3/10/2006 4:33 PM  
Blogger Hong Xiaowan said...

I like polkas too. Easier to sew. Need not to adjust the ribstop or stripe.
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3/10/2006 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can´t stand those dots. Look pretty silly. I´m a stripe-oholic. ;)

3/10/2006 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently got the DVF big polka dot blouse featured here... and I have to say, as a girl who usually lives in slinky tank tops, this provided a refreshing change to the wardrobe. It manages to be fun, classy and sexy at the same time. Though the wide tent-like cut can definitely be unflattering and borders on maternity-ish for the girl who's not wary...

3/18/2006 2:29 AM  
Anonymous Louise said...

J'adore polka dots! :D

3/27/2006 7:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have always loved polka dots even before they were in style!!! But now since they are I still love them!!! I love how they are colorful!!!!!

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