A Fashion Trend That is Hot: The Polka Dot!

Have you ever really stared at and analyzed a polka dotted garment or colorful piece of clothing? Try it sometime, it is actually quite amusing. There is something about either large or small (or both) sized circles in either one color or many colors that is enjoyable to look at and signifies playfulness and sheer entertainment!

Polka dots are hot!

I recently went clothes shopping and I was amazed at how many polka dot prints were available in tops, dresses, skirts, shorts, pants and hats. The polka dot is truly back!

Polka dot is a pattern consisting of an array of filled circles, generally equally sized and spaced relatively closely in relation to their diameters. While polka dots are commonly seen on children’s clothing, they are also a vastly popular material pattern for adults.


Polka Dot Fun Fact: Polka dots became common on clothing in the late nineteenth century in the United Kingdom.

With the right cut and style of garment, the polka dot can enhance any piece of clothing, and appear just as fashionable and chic as other more common patterns. 

There is no denying that polka dots are a fun print that adds a jovial, partying atmosphere to any outfit!


Polka dots definitely call attention to themselves. And the polka dot is a pattern that is easily recognizable in one swift glance. While some people view polka dots as a dated print (popular in the 1950s and 1960s), depending on the style of the polka dot garment, polka dots appear contemporary and chic!

The Polka Dot:  Fashion forward and cutting edge!

If the cool and cute circles are a little too much for your unique fashion taste, why not start small and wear polka dot accessories or carry a colorful, chic polka dot handbag? You may fall in love with your polka dots, and eventually graduate to an ensemble that has you covered in sizzling circles from head to toe!  Much like wading in the shallow end of the pool, until eventually you are so confident in your swimming abilities that even someone yelling “shark” can’t get you out of the deep end!



For those of you who want to look deliciously dessert like in great whimsical, summery clothes, that give off a vintage vibe or a throw back to the Hollywood glamour era appeal, stepping out in a polka dot outfit as utterly splendid and sassy as these dresses shown below would be absolutely traffic stopping!



All of these super stylish and super show offy dresses are absolutely adorable! Imagine glamouring up the look with high heels, dainty jewelry and the perfect shade of punchy lipstick! You will be the bomb!

Pretty, pleasing and perky in polka dots! Simmering hot in the polka dot!

In showy, more theater type environments, traditionally polka dots are used in the clothing of flamenco dancers and performers! All eyes are drawn to the polka dot as the shimmering circles take center stage!



In the year 2006, polka dot skirts, dresses, scarves and tops spiked in popularity and became a fad in the United Kingdom. However, the always alluring pattern remained at the fashion forefront, never completely disappearing from catwalk and runway shows! Or from the full closets of clothes queens the world over!

A seductive clothing item that, when sewn with a polka dot pattern, is beautifully breathtaking is the pencil skirt! The pencil skirt already receives an A+ in my eyes, as pencil skirts are a stylish, form fitted skirt of off the charts elegance and magnitude. Add some playful polka dots to your skirt that already hugs every curve, and you will be the envy of everyone around you, not to mention by far the best dressed fashion plate in the room!



The polka dot also appears in popular music. Probably most of you, even if you don’t know all of the words, have heard the lyrics, “She wore an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka dot bikini…”

So whether you are dolled up to knock out proportions, or laying on the beach in a yellow, or blue, or red, or green bikini or one piece bathing suit, if you are dressed and draped in zapping polka dots, you, my dears, are so styling!

And isn’t that what fashion is all about?

So don’t be swayed by what you think that anybody else will say. Dress and style away to whatever clothing makes your day!







These low cut black hip hugger, flaired pants and these high, high heels (pictured below) are beyond darling!  Add the polka dot blouse, and I dare say, you will look incredibly hot in the polka dot! I love the entire look of this outfit!


Classy, fancy and mod when worn together on the bod! Feminine and fun!

So polka, polka, polka dot your way into a fashion forward frenzy!

Polka dots are flattering and flirty! 

A fashion trend that is forever hot:  the polka dot!


Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has blended her love of detective work along with her hopeless addiction to style into her novels. Visit Nancy on her author website at http://www.nancymangano.com, her author/fashion/style blog http://www.passionforprying.wordpress.com, Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.





About authornancymangano

Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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