POLKA DOTS IN THE 80S
Princess Diana wore a chic, red and white polka dot outfit more than once during the mid eighties, and also wore a white skirt with red polka dots with matching socks and red shoes - very bold indeed - which had a strong 1950s influence.
Scottish pop duo Strawberry Switchblade blended 1950s polka dot fashion with gothic and punk elements to create a uniquely 80s style with hair bows, ribbons, choker necklaces, lace tights and dark eyeliner. There are polka dots in just about every photo of the girls in the 80s.
I even remember Prince wearing a contrasting blue and white outfit at his concerts during 1988. If I remember correctly, he wore a deep blue, long-sleeved shirt with white polka dots and a matching neckerchief, with white, high-waisted trousers with blue polka dots.
In 1990, Julia Roberts wore a stylish brown dress with white polka dots with a matching wide-brimmed hat with a polka dot band around it in the film Pretty Woman.
Polka dots are still being worn today, of course, with a whole host of celebs donning the timeless style.
Creating an 80s Look
with Polka Dots
You can enhance just about any 80s costume with some polka dot accessories, and they can be mixed with other popular styles such as neon or animal print - the 1980s was definitely a time for experimentation with clashing colours and patterns.
If you want to buy an original polka dot dress then Etsy usually has a nice range available.
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