Wednesday, 26 July 2017

SS17: On Trend Now - Polka Dot

Polka dots are timeless print trend, one in which you were probably dressed head to toe in as a child. For SS17 designers updated this trend, taking the classic twee print and modernising it with new silhouettes. Such silhouettes, as seen at Louis Vuitton and Jacquemus, had major 80's references. I mean, just look at the emphasis on the shoulders! Elevating this trend further, some designers opted to add ruffles and contrasting graphic lines into the mix. It is typically a playful print, but with the right fabric and styling can have serious edge. The key to nailing this look is to keep things monochromatic. You can't go far wrong with a palette of: black, white, red and blue - the perfect transitional colours, which are flattering on all skin tones.
As this is a fairly understated and fail safe print trend, any pieces you invest in will work well for both work and social occasions. You could easily team a polka dot shirt with classic trousers for the office, or dress up with an a-line mini for a night out. With the right styling, you can still make a bold sartorial statement, should you wish to!
1. Monse £2995 / 2. Realisation Par $195 / 3. Marc Jacobs £625
4. No.21 £490 / 5. Dolce and Gabbana £1500 / 6. Topshop £29
7. Caroline Constas £460 / 8. BooHoo £18 / 9. McQ £320

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