From the moment Marilyn sported the itsy bitsy polka dot bikini (circa 1951), fashion gave in to the power of the polka dot.
The longevity of the polka dot is undeniable, as it has had its presence in every decade, from the 40’s tea dress to the 70’s culottes.
That said, the polka dot is back for another season, so expect to see the high street go dotty for polka dots this autumn.
As seen on the catwalk, Stella McCartney's Polka Dot creation has inspired celebrities such as the SJP, Fearne cotton and Kate Winslet (left) to sport a dotty design.
Winslet wore McCartney at the New York premiere of Mildred Pierce and dazzles in the sheer, polka dot dress.
Below ASOS does McCartney but for a fraction of the price. This must have dress is only £32 and is also available in blue.
Take a look at how the polka dot was worn on the catwalk this season
|Lanvin; Stella McCartney; L.A.M.B.; Marc Jacobs; Topshop Unique.|
|new look £17.99|