Are polka dots still in style in 2021?

Our take on the popular print.
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Polka dots are timeless. The cute, kitsch and vintage-inspired print has been around since as long ago as the Medieval period – but is it on trend for 2021?

As always, Wear Next encourages you to wear what makes you feel comfortable and happy – but for those who want to know, we’ll be looking at whether polka dots are still in style for SS21.

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Are polka dots in style in 2021?

Polka dots are never far away for long, but in 2021, there’s a new print in town.

Instead of polka dots, print fans are opting for checkerboard, colourful stripes and florals for spring (groundbreaking) instead.

That’s not to say polka dots aren’t around anymore. Zara, & Other Stories and many more high street stores are still offering beautiful spotty pieces that we love.

It really is a print that never goes out of style, so if you’re a big fan of spots, wear it!

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Why do they call it polka dots?

The term ‘polka dot’ originates from the Polka dance that grew in popularity in Europe in the mid-19th century.

It was first printed to describe the spotty print in Godey’s Lady’s Book, a Philadelphia-based women’s magazine, in 1857.

What trends are coming back for 2021?

As trends always come back around, there are plenty that are making a reappearance in 2021.

This includes satin scarves, worn as neckerchiefs or on the head, voluminous sleeves and shoulders, mini skirts, monochrome and a variety of pretty prints.

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Buy now

Beaded Polka Dot Mini Dress & other stories

Beaded Polka Dot Mini Dress, £95, & Other Stories – buy now

Long Sleeved Blouse

Long Sleeved Blouse, £195, Rixo – buy now


Semi-Sheer Polka Dot Dress, £59.99, Zara – buy now

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