Fun, flirty, feminine-you can’t take yourself too seriously when wearing polka dots. They’re like the fashion equivalent of candy floss!
Yet, for something apparently frivolous and lightweight, they’ve been a designer’s darling for decades.
They’re most often worn in a tongue in cheek way. Perhaps why when Carrie was discarded in Paris in her red and black polka-dot creation, her viewers cried just that little bit harder for her. She embodied the little-girl-lost look that she had intended to wear with irony.
Surprisingly, this is a trend beloved of some of the most famous rock chicks. And this perhaps explains the longevity of their appeal-they can be moulded to suit almost any personality type or desired look depending on how cleverly you style them due to their instant eye-catching wow-factor. Just look; Gwen Stefani loves hers so much she wear it twice-styling it day and night just incase we were ever I doubt of her style credentials. If I owned this Vivienne Westwood dress I’d never take it off either…..
And of course no trend would really be a legitimate trend unless Kate Moss puts her own spin on it. I am obsessed by her Marc Jacobs sparkled mini.
They’ve even been given Oscar worthy status as Natalie Portman proved at last year’s awards. Knowing that the pressure was off now that she was passing over the mantle, she was out to enjoy herself and to party and what better style to do it in than in a smattering of ladybird speckles on
What I love about them is the versatility of what is often thought of as a ‘difficult’ trend. A speckling of polka dots on a work blouse instantly softens a hard edged business suit. Just keep everything else simple. Although I have been known to enjoy pairing black and white polka dots with a plain red shoe or a black on black spiked Pigalle for evening……the whole point is its meant to be fun after all!