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Post by andrew666 on Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:11 am

Polka dots must be a girl's best friend - because the truth is, they make every girl, no matter the size or shape, look great:

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The name originated in the 1870s. The rockabilly music of the time - an upbeat swinging waltz based on German volkslieder - was called the polka. It's huge popularity led to manufacturers cashing in on the name - and so the dotted accessories, handkerchiefs, fringing etc, that were becoming fashionable amongst young girls at the time, also became known as polka fashion.

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Polka dots are very flexible and can be used to augment almost any outfit. The Pipettes created a minor fashion trend in the mid-noughties in the UK wearing eye-catching polka-dot outfits on stage and the designer Carolina Herrera has a soft spot for them, often including them in her haute couture designs.

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Carolina Herrera's designs are certainly eye-popping


The amazing Pipettes - the blonde one's mine.....

The grand-daddy of the polka dot movement, however, was Brian Hyland, with his two-minute proto-surf epic from 1960 - Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - probably the world's greatest ever song title.


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Post by Lady C on Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:25 am

Lol, i love polka dots ;-) though ill never wear a bikini!

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