Polka dots are having their moment. As a lifelong fan of the simple but standout print, the fashion world wasn’t as enamored with spots and instead has for years embraced other prints such as leopard, stripes, and floral. Today, I’m celebrating polka dots on behalf of Balluun.com who asked me to provide insight on this trend for its business marketplace of fashion designers and retailers.
While truly the most basic of prints (it’s just a bunch of circles!), there are now more ways than ever to embrace this better-late-than-never arrival of polka dots on everything. Whether you want to fully embrace the trend or just add a little bit of fun to a neutral outfit, there are countless options for ways to wear your spots.
For anyone looking to ease into wearing polka dots, I’d start by finding a simple flat or tank top covered in the print – and stick with tiny polka dots if you prefer. You can pair it easily with any combination of neutrals and brights – yet it won’t overpower your look.
If you’re a lifelong fan of polka dots like myself, you’re in luck this season as the print can now be found on – well, almost everything. Dresses, purses, and even denim can all be found in the fresh print. I have paired my polka dot tee with a floral skirt, and my spotted jeans with a neon tank. For even more fun with the circle-covered look, seek out pieces with a larger polka dot print – it really makes a statement.
Wear the trend during the day by sticking with basic pieces in simple fabrics. Polka dots can be appropriate for evening and dressier occasions though, if they are covering the right piece. Seek out the print on calf hair shoes, sequin skirts, or silk blouses to make the print work for night.
Whether you go big or small with the trend – have fun with it and embrace the look that formerly was reserved for firehouse dogs and Mickey Mouse’s better half. Although a bit late to the game, the polka dot trend is here to stay for awhile.
To view more of my photos on this trend, head over to Balluun’s fashion blog.