Pattern We Like: Polka Dot

April 22, 2010

Daily Digest

Pattern We Like: Polka Dot

I caught up my friend recently.  She was looking ever graceful in a gorgeous polka dot blouse.  It reminded me of the one the actress Jennifer Connelly wore recently and brought to my attention that this print has come of age and found its way back into vogue again.

Pictured here at a publicity event in Paris, Jennifer Connelly’s Miu Miu polka dot blouse is worn with a simple cut, black Balenciaga skirt. This combination is super elegant. To get this look on a mid range budget, try Comme des Garcons , otherwise J by Jasper Conran is a great option for under €40.

What used to be associated with itsy bitsy bikinis and Minny Mouse – the polka dot was spotted (no play on words intended) on the 2009 Michael Kors Spring runway, where he captured the cocktail dress perfectly. 

How to wear polka dots

Catwalks aside, the polka dot look is easy to master so long as you limit your outfit to one polka dot piece at a time.

This timeless cocktail dress by Michael Kors (Sailback cocktail dress, €2041) would be perfect for a day out at the races, or any summer time event that calls for a touch of class.

For a daytime outfit, there are plenty of polka dot dresses in store, from New Look (who have a neat navy and white tea dress) to Lipsy, Urban Outfitters and Mango.

If you think that this print is too much for you as a wardrobe staple, there are plenty of polka dot accessories out there from hair bands to handbags.

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