The Polka Dot Print – Step Aside Minnie Mouse

How do you feel about prints? do they make you cringe, do you think that are solely reserved for young children or  elderly women?  I know I'm opening up with such a broad based question and you're probably wondering why I'm asking.  After all there are so many types of prints that have come about over the years in the fashion industry.  There are the ever popular stripes, a wide array of floral prints, heck even a reoccurring pattern of flamingos could be added to make a stylish shirt.  I feel like prints are either something that one loves or hates, one such pattern that we have either a love or hate relationship with would be the polka dot.

 

 
In my humble opinion, I feel that polka dots exudes a delicate balance of playfulness and class especially with black and white colour combinations.
 
Polka dots seemed to have made a nice introduction into the fashion world. Back in the the late 20's  Miss America was photographed in a polka dot bikini and how could you forget that somewhat annoying song titled yellow polka dot bikini by Bryan Hylan.  (don't get mad at me if you end up singing that song later today).
 
Without a doubt I believe that polka dots were best worn (until now that is) by my favorite female mouse of all time, Minnie Mouse.  
 
The past season reintroduced the famous polka dot print so of course I finally gave in and purchased a few meters for myself.  I bought the fabric without really knowing what I was going to make but hey, that's nothing new.
Once hot summer day all the way back in July I decided my wardrobe craved a break from solids and needed a print to spice it up a bit.  I went through my stash of fabric and reconnected with this stretch rayon polka print.  I thought it would be fun to combine the sleek, sexy pencil skirt with a fun print that for some should only be worn by clowns.
 
In the spirit of keeping the design simple and letting the loud print speak by itself I created a matching top made from the same tubular shape characterized by the pencil skirt.  So there you have it my polka dot outfit that basically consist of 4 tubes of varying sizes.  HA! guess I am a clown after all!...(but a sexy one lol)

 

 

Anyways that's it for today,  thanks for my king who drove for almost an hour looking for the perfect location for this particular photo shoot! 

 

Comment below and let me know what you think about polka dots or just prints in general.  How do they make you feel?  I think they're fun!

 

 

 

 

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4 comments

  1. I think prints are great! It’s just how you put it together in an outfit- just like you did here is perfect.

  2. I love polka dots – definitely classy! Black and white and navy and white are great!! You look fantastic in that polka dot outfit. Well, you look fantastic in everything.