Polka dots have been popular since the mid-nineteenth century, when the polka -- the dance the pattern was named after -- was at its height. Today, polka dots are perhaps best known for their use in costumes for flamencodancers, but this season they won't be the only ones enjoying the festive...

Not convinced? Well maybe this will convince you – celebrities are jumping on the trend, including Jessica Alba, January Jones and Isla Fisher who are all sporting the trend. Actually, they were all pictured this winter in the same Madewell polka dot jumper. Actress Jessica Alba, January...

It's a big hooray from me as one of my absolute favourite trends is back again for this Autumn/Winter – this season it is all about bold graphic prints, specifically the polka dot, as seen on the catwalks at Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney. I love polka dots because they can be either sexy...

For the 20th Century Fox Press Day for her upcoming flick, RIO, in Los Angeles, Hathaway wore a look from Marni's Resort 2011 collection: a striped cropped sweater paired with polka dot ruffled cropped pants. Mixed prints are nothing new---we've seen Rihanna , Beyonce and even Michelle...

Kids, polka-dots attract polka-dots. And for spring, the thing is to mix those polka-dots, big ones, small ones, black on white, white on black, multicolored, all of 'em. And on top of that, your polka-dots will attract other people's polka-dots, sometimes, in the form of none other than...

As you'll see in the shots from the runway, polka dots don't just mean Minnie or your niece's favorite party dress. This fall brings a sophisticated take on the classic polkas and throws them with both men's inspired pieces, as well as mixing it with textures. Be creative when putting your...

For FW11, you are going to find it hard to avoid polka dots, that's if you haven't succumbed already- this trend was a goer pretty much the moment the catwalk shows ended, but more of that later. Marc Jacobs has been known to look to Yayoi Kusama for inspiration. Read all about the polka...

This printed backpack features graphic print, polka dot details, fold over flap, leather strap, buckle fastening, tarnished metal studs, adjustable canvas and comes with a small neon purse. $502. Paul Smith Polka Dot Printed Backpack Paul Smith Polka Dot Printed Backpack Paul Smith...

Heidi Klum took to the streets in daring mixed prints – polka dots and animal prints to be exact, to promote the new Project Runway book and upcoming season. Copying this look which incorporates animal prints, polka dots and plaid is only for the bravest of fashionistas. Start by copying...

50, Priti NYC // A Line Mini Skirt, on sale for $104, Edun Let's start with a Polka Dot Sweater from Chinti & Parker, a basic, versatile piece perfect for a first envoy into this polka dot trend. The mixing of patterns is very hot right now. Don't be afraid to try ones that you wouldn't...

 

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