Polka dots for all kinds seasons!
If you thought that polka dots are a thing of the past, and was a fad of the 1970s, popularized by Dimple Kapadia in Bobby and her contemporaries, well, think again. For unlike other vintage trends, polka dots have never been quite outdated and still continue to rule the fashion trends, even as the years evolve. This symbol of the retro era is, till date, every girl’s wardrobe must-have, in some form or the other, be it skirts, dresses, tops etc. And why not? Here’s a style that with its cute, flirty and whimsical look, lends a chic adorability to your persona.
Right from our Minnie Mouse days, we have loved polka dots. It has enjoyed a status of timeless popularity worldwide, for the youthful exuberance that it exudes, and its suitability across nations, ages and occasions! Be it the girl-next-door, or the diva that walks down the ramp or dazzles in red-carpet events, polka dots are the favourite of one and all! The dots may big, small or medium-sized, but the style, as a whole, suits everyone, and has become a classic style over the decades. Depending on the size of the dots and the pattern of their distribution in a particular outfit, it might be bold and vibrant or soft and subtle, thus catering to a wide range of tastes and preferences. Most style statements of the bygone era have waned away owing to their obsoleteness; they were confined to a narrow spectrum of wearability, if there’s any such word, that is. Polka dots have thrived, having stood the tests of time, for they offer a huge scope for mixing and matching with other bold colours, which in itself is an intriguing feature of this print. One can achieve various styles, as desired, if this print is used cleverly and sensibly.
If you want to dress casually, go for small-dotted jumpsuits or dresses. Pair it with a woven bag to add that extra edge. Together with chunky bangles and gladiators, you can achieve a fusion look that has a hint of the old, and yet is very contemporary, very new. On the other hand, you can add some fun to a sophisticated party wear with bigger and more structured polka dots in it. However, in this case, keep your accessories minimal, and do not overdo your hair and shoes, since the dots, by themselves add enough detail. If you’re a teenager, defy the norms and add some spunk to your closet by flaunting polka dots. Take a cue from teen celebrity icon Selena Gomez. Twenties is a phase when you’re most prone to going wild with colours~ let your playful side emerge through polka dots! If you want to stick to a petite look, go for ditzy polka dots in pastel shades; if you’re looking for a bolder outfit for a night-out, textured polka dots are just the right thing for you, to bring forth that sweetly eccentric mood. Taylor Swift dons this style wonderfully- simple, pretty, feminine. In one word, a complete head-turner.
If you’re in your thirties, the key to getting that perfectly balanced polka dot style is to underplay the look. Minimalism should be your mantra. Opt for a medium-sized dress in black or white; add to that nothing more than a bracelet, with your heels lending a dash of colour. Let the sensual and sophisticated Eva Mended be your inspiration. Wondering whether you’ve outgrown polka dots, having reached your forties? You haven’t! Get that mature look in defined polka dots. Demi Moore wins brownie points for getting that classy-meets-charming look just right! Liven up your appearance with a bright pair of footwear, while going easy on your ensemble.
A splash of polka in your regular wear can add that extra spunk in your style-o-meter; reinvent the universal trend with your own unique twists, adding oodles of vivacity and a pinch of mischief onto it! Go experiment and let the world watch out for you!