Polka Dots Look Fresh For Spring

Polka Dots Look Fresh For SpringIt’s no secret that we’ve all been going a bit “dotty” during the pandemic. And, designers have taken notice. According to The Zoe Report, Spring 2021 Trends To Wear This Fall: Plastered With Polka, this spring polka dots will be seen… everywhere.

I love the innocence and sweetness of polka dots. Flirty and feminine, somehow dots just look right as temperatures begin to rise. And, this season, the range of polka dots is wider than ever before, from enormous, graphic dots to ditsy versions. The editors at Vogue say, “An evergreen and staple spring pattern, polka dots earned a ton of runway real estate this season. MM6 Maison Margiela took an abstract, muted color-block approach to the print with a midi dress complete with gloves. Meanwhile, at brands such as Dundas and Alessandra Rich, the spotted print took on its often-visited ultra-feminine form, incorporating silk, ruffles, and puffed sleeves.”

Wondering how best to incorporate polka dots into your spring wardrobe? You could go for broke and wear an absolutely darling polka dot dress. Or, choose a slightly more muted dot patterned skirt. I’ve showcased a few of my top choices above.

On a personal level, I tend to prefer white dots on a strongly colored background. But, colored dots on white backgrounds, pastels, and black on white versions also abound. Remember, when wearing polka dot fabrics (or any busy pattern), it’s best to keep clothing designs simple and somewhat streamlined.

And, if you are worried about the Minnie Mouse-effect, try a polka dot accessory as an instant update. (Kate Spade has some of the best, including adorable watch bands.) I especially like polka dot shoes – whimsical and fun! But, you can also add a belt, scarf or even some of the season’s fun polka dot jewelry.

Here’s to spring arriving soon!

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