The Polka-dot-print is about as iconic as it comes, they are so deliciously fun to wear and will add a graphic element to any ensemble. The print has reached cult status which is not surprising since they have been ‘dotted’ around for centuries. They awaken a sense of nostalgia and feel reminiscent of the past but this retro print continues to be reimagined in modern ways ensuring it a print that is always on trend.
Major fashion houses have continued to utilise both oversized graphic iterations and micro pin spots in their runway collections from Louis Vuitton to Balenciaga and most notably Dolce & Gabbana, where the pattern has been reworked numerous times, making it part of the house's DNA.
Gucci, Armani, Marc Jacobs, Balmain, Dior and Versace have all, at some point, embraced the dots. The beloved Polka-dots are once again one of 2023’s biggest prints, receiving a sophisticated and elegant update by the likes of Saint Laurent, Halpern and Chanel.
Chanel Pre-Oscar party 2023
The beloved print has continued to rise in popularity, partly due to the many ways to style and wear the classic monochrome print making a statement look that feels chic without being too serious. The key is to keep things modern but still effortless when choosing your silhouettes.
Margot Robbie in New York September 2022
The coveted print is both fun and youthful yet also chic and sophisticated which makes it a versatile fashion item. The black-and-white combo might be the most classic and popular colorway but the print can work with almost any hue including bright brilliant blues for a summertime vibe or bold striking red for a statement entrance.
Kate Middleton Bletchley Park 2019
If you adore the flirty and feminine, a classic A-line midi or sweeping floor length dress will serve you well for any occasion. If casual is your thing, effortless day dresses with sandals will see you transition from pool to inner-city, villa to dinner date with ease.
The famous pattern has had a huge impact in fashion in part due to some standout cultural moments throughout the 20th century, we have selected a few of our favourites that provide definitive proof that Polka Dots have always been chic. Check out our slideshow below for a look back at some iconic styling from Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana and of course the Pretty Woman herself Julia Roberts and the loveable Minnie the Mouse.