The Dotty fever has made a comeback and it’s not just with its playful vibes but also sheer elegance that was the 50s Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn fashion.
We’ve all seen Julia Roberts’ iconic role in Pretty Woman and completely fallen in love with her chic outfits (also Richard Gere). From lace to polka dots, the retro style had surely caught our eye and given us outfit goals for the decade. And it wasn’t too late after all! With Spring Summer 2019 bringing out the cool and outgoing vibe, the dots fit into this season’s theme perfectly. Carolina Herrera gave us major day out goals with her version of dots all over. Clashing with florals and dots of different sizes, the flowy dresses had an upbeat versatile look that blended the old and new perfectly. From pantsuits to floor length skirts, there was a pair-up for all summer looks.
Got the Hots for Dots Yet?
Although dots were seen in all colours and sizes, the main theme of the season was monochrome. Mixing the black and white shades, it was an elegant affair of patchworks, all over and sheer that caught the onlookers attention. With Escada taking Julia Roberts look quite seriously, the designer showcased a range of beige and pink shades while pairing it with stripes and bright sheen colours. A quintessential look, these structures designs brought out the expression of the modern woman who’s ready to conquer.
While Mother of Pearl played around with different dot sizes and pairing it with scarves, Burberry focused on texturizing pleated skirts with blazers. Alessandra Rich completely brought out the sophisticated look with day dresses and enormous pearls that were perfect for royalty (See: Kate Middleton). Y’s, on the other hand, layered with patchwork colours and colorblocked polka. The ramps were giving us the retro vibes with all the sophisticated feels. Koche also gave us pairing goals with lace additions, printed jumpsuits and flower chokers.
The celebrities weren’t far behind in picking up this trend and going on a full dotty swing. From Sandra Oh, Victoria Beckham, Lupita Nyong and Natalia Dyer amongst others flaunted this trend with panache. From subtle ones to even floral print, dots have a way of getting into all the prints. On the Indian front too, dots were all the rage of fashion. Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Sara Ali Khan, Karishma Kapoor to name a few were creating a confident, cheerful mood and showing off their fun side.
All About the Polka Trend
Trend: Polka Dot Print
Season: Spring Summer 2019
Macro Trend: Extravaganza
An ode to the 50s elegance that began with a swimsuit and gradually Minnie Mouse, polka dots have always been associated with a cheerful yet confident mood. Showing off this style in our country was Dimple Kapadia in her iconic knotted polka dot blouse and black skirts that won the hearts of all women and people queuing up to pick something similar. While international designers played around with all shapes, sizes and colours of dots, it was a definite comeback of this retro style in a more chic style.
So while you’re busy prancing about looking at all the dots, let us tell you that it’s already a must-have wardrobe addition this season! And with celebrities popping up (pun intended) in this trend all across the globe, we’re excited to include this trend to your fine jewellery collection too. ‘Cause why should clothes have all the dots? Brewing up a range inspired by this versatile and upbeat trend, there’s a surprise you’re going to love!
Stay tuned to find out more! And here’s where you can peruse our Spring Summer 2019 Collections so far!