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Polka dot print: how stars from Kendall Jenner to Heidi Klum wear it
Polka dot print: how stars from Kendall Jenner to Heidi Klum wear it

Polka-dots are must-haves of the season that stars show off on the most varied occasions: from the most glamorous to the most casual looks.

One of the most pop and playful must-haves of the season are them, i polka dots, word of the celebrities who are relaunching it with polka-dots on any type of outfit.

Perfect for daytime looks that tend towards casual but never forgetting a romantic touch and also suitable for the most chic evening outfits, this print is so versatile that it fits perfectly on any occasion.

From Mena Suvari to Olivia Wilde and Alexa Chung, there are many divas who opt for this optical style geometry for the most rigorous dress code. The polka dots, in fact, go to perfection even with the most chic evening dresses if chosen in the mignon size.


THE oversized dots, on the other hand, they are suitable for daytime looks. From the black blouse with white polka dots that softens Zoe Kravitz's rock outfit to the Bec & Bridge minidress on a white background with black Minnie-style dots that makes it irresistible Kendal Jenner in one of his many street-styles, those who have a passion for polka dots can really indulge themselves with every color, shape and occasion.


For the uninitiated, polka dots have been a must since the nineteenth century, when the typical fantasy of Bohemian dancers (birthplace of this dance) has become one of the most loved fantasies of the noble classes.

Braces, hats and polka dot ties for men were flaunted in matching skirts, blouses and fully dotted wrap dresses for ladies, in a whirlwind of kaleidoscopic dots that dragged as much as the rhythm of the polka.

The stage dress of Ginger Roberts sported on the set of Roberta then in 1935 he consecrated the polka dot to a "Hollywood must", making it even more popular.


Ginger Roberts in a scene from the movie "Roberta"

But it is thanks to Coco Chanel starting from the 1920s and then a Christian Dior in the 1950s that polka dots conquered the fashion world, becoming a real trend.

Before the advent of industrial machines to print fabrics, polka dots were banned (drawing them by hand in an equidistant way was almost impossible), as journalist Jude Stewart has reconstructed based on the library archives of the time and telling the story of this print in the book. Patternalia.

Here is the gallery to browse to discover how celebs wear polka dots and draw inspiration from their style.

Polka dots: how the stars wear them

Olivia Wilde in a 2017 Valentino silk polka dot dress.
Mena Suvari with a polka dot dress by Sachin & Babi.
Kendall Jenner with a polka dot dress by Bec & Bridge.
Camila Alves with a polka dot dress of different sizes from Yanina's Spring 2016 collection.
Zoe Kravitz pairs denim shorts with a polka dot blouse.
Paris Hilton with a dress-trouser suit with polka-dots pattern.
Lily Aldridge opts for a polka-dot patterned blouse whose polka dots recall the studs of the belt and décolleté.
Alexa Chung in long polka dot dress.
Heidi Klum with a polka dot sheath dress.
Eva Mendes in a polka dot jumpsuit and a pair of Lace-Up Stilettos.
Emma Bunton with a polka dot dress.
Diane Kruger is a fan of polka dots. Here she is with a dress that mixes different cuts and sizes of polka-dots.
The model Blanca Padilla with a romantic minidress that mixes polka dots and ruffles.

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