Trend Report: Retro Polka Dots

As you browse through those tabloids in line at the grocery store, (don’t pretend like you don’t do it, we all do!) we’re sure you’ll be seeing this top trend among celebs: retro polka dots. These white spots stand boldly on dark dues of black or navy blue. This time around we’ve seen actresses Emma Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, and Mila Kunis proudly sport this flirty retro trend. The Melancholia, Friends with Benefits, and The Art of Getting By actresses all chose different versions of the trend easily suitable for day or night events.

These big screen beauties chose multiple silhouettes for their vintage inspired look, and pin-up swimsuit inspired looks often favor the polka flair, as illustrated below. Young starlet Emma chose a curve-hugging retro silhouette dress for a knock-out look. Kirsten paired a flowing maxi skirt with her polka dot blouse for a sophisticated style. Last but not least, the super fun brunette Mila chose a flaired skirt dress with perfect cap sleeves. These retro polka dots also vary in size, but maintain a repeated print; this allows for the print to be captivating to the eye without overwhelming your figure and your beauty.

If you’re looking to channel this retro inspiration for your next vacation getaway, we’ve found the perfect luxury bikini designer for you: Betsey Johnson Swimwear. Specifically, Betsey’s Pinwheel Underwire top and Pinwheel Bottom pull inspiration from this polka dot trend with a main print of white dots on black fabric, accented with flowers and a neck strap in the contrasting black dots on white fabric. This complimenting combination of fabrics brings some fun to this halter swimsuit with padding and underwire for shape and support. The full coverage Pinwheel bottom features a ruched detail at the sides for a flattering fit and a contrasting fabric and flower detail at the hips to match the underwire top.

We’re head over heels in love with this retro inspired swimsuit and its adorable name. We can see it now, picture perfect with a pinwheel in hand, on the white sands of the beach.


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