Monday, May 16, 2011 12:51 PM EDT
Prints make life – or at least our clothes – more colorful. Yes, sometimes, block colors just can’t seem to do it. After all, what fashion aficionado can live without prints? The world of fashion has capitalized on prints for trends season after season. And this summer, it’s time to go for spots and dots.
Spotted fabric isn’t the easiest thing to wear. It may emphasize the things you want to minimize or provide an unflattering figure. Yes, it does require a bit of bravado for you to pull of spots, but once you figure out how to wear this trend, you’ve also learned to figure out how it is to both be fashionable and fun.
This trend has been spotted on the runway this year– pun not intended. Check out how Marc Jacobs cheers up the catwalk with polka dots:
Marni prefers to layer his prints, with lines and stripes thrown into the mix for a saturated look. This is one way to wear this trend while popping out from the background:
Diane von Furstenberg gives polka dots a feminine appeal by keeping the patterned fabric flowy. If you want to savor the girl appeal of polka dots while staying fashionably mature, draw inspiration from Diane von Furstenberg’s collection.
Azzarro uses dots to make a more
textured design, employing spots as a means to an end. Needless to say, it's a great way of breathing even more life into polka dots and giving them a little more character.
Lanvin keeps things short and simple, keeping things on the dot. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you have to wear a bold statement such as spring's spots, it's always best to make the statement brief.
Stella McCartney believes that even polka dots are not only fun; they’re also sexy. Place polka dots on anything sheer and it becomes an instant sexy statement.
David Koma likes using texture to put his spots in the spotlight. Black on black dots look muted yet particularly noticeable. If you prefer to keep things serious, this is one way to wear polka dots and still be taken seriously.
There are so many ways to wear polka dots. If you don’t feel bold enough to wear an entire dress with this pattern, you can always wear accessories with dots instead. A bag with fun spots or a cap with dots on them should keep you on the fashion radar this summer!