Photo Credit: 1, 2, 3 While reading through last month's Glamour Magazine, I noticed a stunning polka dot blouse on Blake Lively (pictured above-right). The top was unique, with everything sheer aside from the polka dots. I was then intrigued when I discovered a similar shirt on Emma Stone...

Some years it's stripes, some years it's plaid...this year, it's polka dot! Yes, polka dot is hitting the runways as the pattern of choice for some of this year's fall fashion. According to Wikipedia, polka dots began appearing on fabrics in England in the 19th century. Since it became...

Polka dots have been around for quite some time, so it's no surprise that this pattern has come and gone over the years. Maybe it was Kristen Davis who reignited designer's interest in the long forgotten print when she was spotted (no pun intended) back in February, in an elegant polka dot...

--By Kim Moshtaghi Last night I passed White House Black Market's window display and I couldn't resist stopping to admire their fun display of polka dot fashion! Their array included polka dots of all different colors and sizes and it was spectacular! Their fun and fifties inspired clothing...

One polka-dot print makes enough of a statement; two or more and you could become a walking optical illusion. Polka dots can really liven up a mundane work wardrobe – though smaller spots are more subtle for the office. Polka dots show an ability to have fun with fashion but can look a...

Eleanor Roosevelt in the 30s, Marilyn Monroe's bikinis in the 50s and featured throughout designs by Mary Quant and Rudi Gernreich in the 60s – during which Roy Lichenstein created his comic strip Ben-Day dot paintings and Bridget Riley produced her dotted Op Art. In the 80s the polka dot was...

(A great way to use up this polka dot cotton I'd had in my stash for years.) It ended up taking me much longer to make the pattern than I had intended, but I finally got it done in about an evening and early morning of sewing. I did make a muslin of this top, which was an excellent move on...

In 2006, polka dot skirts, dresses, scarves and tops became a fad in the United Kingdom. The polka dot skirts were usually pencil skirts. This started another fashion period, after which silk replaced the polka dot. Some people associate polka dots with Venezuelan fashion designer...

Polka dots represent a charming, playful innocence but when are they done in rubber (as at Marc Jacobs and Louise Gray) or artfully placed atop a sheer base (as at Stella) then the effect really can be a bit mind boggling- is this supposed to be fun, or sexy, or (can we take this)

The resident Queen Blair Waldorf was her perfect ladylike self while working with Chuck to take down Bart Bass and find Serena in this pink and polka dot outfit. The perfect look for scheming and devising plans, copy Blair's outfit with a peplum polka dot blouse. Blair's sleeveless top is...

 

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