Beloved prints from the yesteryears—think gingham, leopard print, and more—have found their way back to today's street style scene. But the latest that caught our attention? Polka dots!
Polka dots, as one might argue, have never really gone out of style; it simply resurfaces every now and then. Remember in the 1840s when the polka dance craze was just starting and it easily spread around Europe? It was in the 1920s when the print was revived, thanks to Disney's Minnie Mouse. Dior then gave the print a high fashion treatment in the 1950s—and who can forget about the Brian Hyland’s 1960 song Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini that basically called for every woman to own one? Even Julia Roberts reminded us how stylish this print can be in her 1990s film Pretty Woman.
In a nutshell, the print has always had a rich sartorial history that makes it nostalgic and forever relevant. And it is with this proven versatility that many ladies can easily pull it off. It sits in between a neutral and a statement print, which makes it pretty easy to incorporate in any wardrobe—whatever your personal style may be. Suffice to say, this pattern is universally flattering for everyone.
Take a look at the local celebrities below who've shown their love for the cool polka trend!