Aug 6, 2014

Polka Dots, Spots, Etc.


Polka dots, traditionally perceived as cute and twee, a bit retro, and also currently very Taylor Swift meets Betty Draper style. And if you're a fan of them, well...I've never gravitated towards the standard polka dot print (except on the ever elegant Marion Cotillard for Dior Magazine, pictured after the break), but these 'twists' on the good 'ol polka dot thicken the plot, so to speak. Take this Suno skirt and YSL wallet -- big 'spots' (can't really call them 'dots') present a more '60's mod/modern feel. And if the uniformity of polka dots is getting to you, then you'll like the more whimsical, uneven print seen in Rebecca Minkoff's Resort 2015 collection (maxi dress, pictured after the break). [And finally, try your hand at the most charming polka dot cake made with colored dough balls baked inside the cake! Thank you, Pinterest. Handmade Charlotte]
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SUNO Sequined Miniskirt $395; YVES SAINT LAURENT Classic Zip Around Wallet, Red and Black Polka Dot, pre-order $745; TOPSHOP Polka Dot Tunic by Jovonna $38; MARYSIA SWIM Lafayette Scallop Cut-Out Maillot, pre-order $315


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SUPERGA Polka Dot Sneaker $83; TORY BURCH Padlock Satchel $595; BOOHOO Maggie Woven Flippy Shorts $24; ELIZABETH AND JAMES Cynnie Convertible Clutch $545 $327
Photos: Vogue, May 2006 | FGR Magazine Antidote S/S 2013 | FGR Vogue Hellas, June 2011 | style.com Rebecca Minkoff, Resort 2015 | A Cup of Joe Emerson Fry top and jeans | Tom + Lorenzo Dior Magazine No. 1 | Vogue, May 2006

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