What’s so special about the polka dot dress that makes everyone smile? Maybe it’s all about the 1950s charm that it brings to mind? Anyways, this is one of the trendiest and most statement-making prints for Fall 2011 Winter 2012. The return of the beloved polka dot emerged on Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Diane von Furstenberg, and Lavin runways.
To get runway-ready for the season, invest in playful combination of dots in different colours and scale. If in your opinion a head-to-toe colourblock dotty ensemble attracts too much attention, stick just to the one element: a dotty blouse, a skirt, or just tights. Although dots give a bit childish impression, in Fall 2011 polka dots appear on rather feminine and sexy clothes. Polka dot dress is all about wit and ease so as of accessories, choose the ones that let the dress play the first fiddle. For a standout evening style get inspiration from Kate Winslet:
Kate Winslet rocked a sexy long-sleeve midi polka dot from Stella McCartney’s Fall 2011 collection at the Mildred Pierce NY premiere. The black frock with sheer dotty panel looked sophisticatedly chic on Titanic star who completed the look with a pair of trendy ankle-strap sandals, relaxed updo and a barely-there makeup. Well done, Kate! We all should take fashion tips from you, at least about sporting polka dots.
Ready for a retro cocktail party? Look for a polka dot dress from Karen Millen: