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 fashionable around the same time as the dance known as...

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...

Beauty and the Budget's pattern of the month--polka dots! Prints are huge for spring, and this classic pattern has had a strong comeback. While the classic black and white polka dots will always remain a mainstay in my closet, I also love the newer color variations I've seen--specifically...

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...

"Polka dots are a no-brainer print with big impact," Zanna says. I like how she thinks. "This season we're seeing every iteration of spots. From overcoats to shoes to sweaters. A retro 1950s-inspired print made modern." -- Zanna Roberts Rassi, Boden Style Consultant And don't kid...

Less than 24 hours after giving birth to the next heir to the throne, Kate emerged from the hospital looking as polished (hate that word, but it's really the best way to describe her) as ever – complete with a paparazzi-ready blowout and a sweet blue polka dot Jenny Packham dress. Oh, and a...

about the polka dots! We spotted (pun intended) an army of polka dot clad models hitting the Fall/Winter 2011 runways starting at Marc Jacobs, the official king of dots for the season, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, L.A.M.B. and even at Stella McCartney. Little spots or big, black...

shades of grey, beige, pink, lemon twist, Fiji blue and grapefruit. The eyelet details on the pinafore dress above just slay me! They pay tribute to the Chloé ready-to-wear collection and many of the details have been inspired by it. Romper suits and sweatshirts are trimmed in fleece and...

When Kate Middleton stepped out of the hospital wearing this blue polka dot dress from Jenny Packham, leagues of women rushed to the nearest stores to buy anything resembling the Duchess' dress. Thousands of Jenny Packham dresses sold out before the end of the day, as well as polka dots...

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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