Why DOT TO DOT ? Today i felt like conjuring the past and get a bit nostalgic , if you ask me how well lets join the DOTS !
For many people POLKA DOTS may seem completely a juvenile trend , possibly that fear of looking like a life – size Minnie Mouse ,but I like to take challenge or many people rather did love to take challenge to make it real world wearable .
Lets filter polka through a fresh fashion lens far from its so called CLICHÉ background let’s revive VINTAGE rockabilly ! Polka dots are inherently and automatically feminine if we recall deeply , icons like Marilyn Monroe was famously captured in POLKA DOTS bikini and to name a few Elizabeth Taylor , Lucille Ball were some of the chief exponents. And coming from INDIA my most crisp evocation is that of Dimple Kapadia’s BOBBY because my mom would never stop talking about that infamous “bobby top” and tons of old images of my mom wearing her own stitched polkas . When scrolled through internet on this topic I came across Christian Dior’ s New Look collection of hour glass dresses where he sought “to make women extravagantly ,romantically ,eyelash-battingly female”.
My way to make POLKA more classic yet playful is to keep my match basic like a simple basic high waisted pants with an adorn of bow tie waist . I amour this hugely printed dots with ballon sleeves which adds so much of 80s and retro Drama which I totally second for . To adjoin the drama I wore my very loved bow pastel mules , i must say I totally luxuriate this look and hope you guys take delight while scrolling through the blog .
Top – Zara
Pants – Koovs
Mules – Zara
Bracelet – Pipa & Bella
Image Courtesy – Lekha Rathnam