There is never a wrong time for a polka dot,” designer Marc Jacobs once said. And indeed, one look at its timeline is proof enough that the classic print has never gone out of fashion. America’s love affair with the trend began in 1926, when Miss America was photographed in a polka-dotted swimsuit. Soon after, along came famous cartoon character Minnie Mouse wearing a red polka-dotted dress and a matching bow. The height of the polka dot mania was captured in Frank Sinatra’s song (1940) Polka dots and sunbeams. By 1950s, it entered the luxury market with Christian Dior’s New look collection. Over the years, it has graduated from being confined to feminine clothes, and has found its way into men’s wardrobe as well. The print has evolved with the times, and exudes a youthful and timeless flair. While the trend has never gone out of vogue, our Bollywood celebs have been rocking the print of late. Here are some style cues you can take from them.
The Denim touch
Alia Bhatt looked chic in her denim crop top, and pleated skirt from designer Masaba’s collection. The pair of Alexandre Birman sandals gave the look a finishing touch.
“The timeless polka has again found its way into this season’s trends. It seems to be a ubiquitous icon that has seen the coming of age to be able to stay in trends in different avatars,” says designer Nida Mahmood.
Cream of the crop
For an effortlessly casual look, you can wear a polka-dotted crop top with high-waisted denims like Mira Rajput. So you can stay stylish even while you are doing your errands, just like Mira.
“Polka dots are immensely versatile and can be used in big and small sizes and contrasted with solid colours,” says designer Gaurav Khanijo.
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput showed off his experimental streak and went for a polka-dotted sweatshirt with black denims. He finished off his look with a pair of white sneakers. Polka dots in the men’s territory can go wrong if not styled in the right way. But you can take style cues from Sushant and rock the look just the way he did.
Polka dots on linen— now that’s refreshing! TV anchor Mini Mathur shows us how to beat the heat in this uber-comfy dress by Ritu Kumar. The pops of neon visible through her boat neck, give her look a sassy touch.