1928 was the year Micky Mouse’s girlfriend, Minnie, was born in the Disney cartoon. Minnie’s red polka-dot skirt became a trademark for the animated cartoon. As decades passed, polka-dots became a staple piece everywhere, from the television show I Love Lucy to the hit song, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini,” and the runways of some of the most influential designers like Comme des Garçons and Dolce&Gabbana. Time has continued to bring the iconic polka-dot print more popularity and a larger presence in the fashion world.
This week’s Fashionista showed a cute and girly approach to the fun pattern, wearing a polka-dot dress with ruffles. Wearing it with snakeskin sandals and a simple tote allowed her polka-dot dress to effortlessly attract all the attention. The simplicity of the dress’ silhouette lets her stand out without having to overcompensate with accessories.
When it comes to wearing polka-dots, there are many restrictions. You can wear all-over polka-dots, like this Fashionista, or you can go more subtle with your polka-dot print by choosing polka-dot shoes, bags and jewelry. Polka-dots are as classic as the trench coat. Whether small, large, colorful or black and white, polka-dots are everywhere this summer. Designers from Jil Sander, Marc Jacobs and Nina Ricci embraced the power of polka-dots in their spring 2013 and Resort 2013 collections. Polka-dots have continued to be a trend over the years and will remain in the fashion scene due to their beautiful simplicity. Join the polka-dot fever!