Not much to know in terms of where or when it all came about, and it’s pretty easy to spot (see what I did there?) If you want to get technical the polka dot is described as a pattern consisting of an array of filled circles, generally equally sized and spaced relatively closely in relation to their diameters.
It appears to be influenced by nothing more than the popularity of polka music. Yep. I guess it wouldn’t be the first time music influenced fashion.
Since then, its come and gone in different forms and found it’s way not only on to Winston Churchill’s bow ties during WW2 but it was also Coco Chanels favourite pattern during the 1920’s, influencing a future of polka dot dresses for decades to come, well, either that or it was the fact that Mini Mouse just looked so darn cute in hers.
Either way, this in again out again pattern is well, in again. Here are some of my favourite uses.
Get a similar polka dot scarf here
Get a similar polka dot shirt here.
Okay. Stay fancy.