Polka dot patterns are one of our favorite modern vintage style trends. The polka dot pattern really is a true classic that doesn’t go out of style. Consider as an example that classic brown dress with white polka dots that Julia Roberts made famous in Pretty Woman. That dress really did exude femininity and sophistication. Polka dot patterns can be multi colored or basic white which is extremely common and of course you can find them primarily in dresses, tops, skirts. Of course they can also come in a variety of different fabrics which can also add to their wearability.
My personal favorite example of a feminine polka dot dress is the Dita dress by designer Ella Moss. This dress features a gorgeous ruffle accenting the v neckline. With an empire waist and a flared skirt this tank dress looks elegant and stunning on. This dress is made of a blend of supima cotton and modal. Complemented by the white polka dots on Shadow a smokey purple color fabric or light green polka dots on Pond, a teal green color, this dress is not your basic black and is certain to get you noticed. I can totally see January Jones wearing this dress in an episode of Mad Men.
While the classic small white polka dot pattern is classic, I really do love finding other unique polka dot pattern styles to mix it up and insert a little bit of added distinction into your wardrobe. When shopping for Polka Dot dresses in particular you will see a variety of different dot patterns ranging from small dots to large dots. Personally, I prefer the smaller dots to the large dot patterns. You will also see polka dots mixed with other patterns as a great modern interpretation of the classic pattern. One of my favorite examples of this trend is the Sweet Pea Cap Sleeve Ruched Top by designer Sweet Pea. This top has a great contemporary polka dot pattern with polka dots in a variety of colors including red, white, pink and many other colors.
As you can see, another great polka dot trend are multi colored polka dot patterns. Another multi color great polka dot example is the La Befana Polka Dot Tie tank. This adorable tank top features a tie around the neckline and a variety of great colors for the polka dot pattern including blue, pink and a light green.
In short, polka dot patterns are totally in this season and are a great classic way to add a vintage fashion trend into your wardrobe. Whatever type of polka dot pattern suits your individual style you can find these different polka dot styles in a wide variety of dresses, skirts, tops and tanks and in a variety of different fabrics. I suggest trying to step out and insert some added color and distinction to your polka dot patterns. When shopping for your favorite polka dot dress I love weaving in added feminine touches like ruffles, lace or empire waists. The polka dot pattern really does make any modern dress into a vintage statement piece.