Polka dot fabrics feature probably the most cheerful, flirty and feminine print. Some say it was called after the famous dance in the 19th century. Others stick to the idea that flamenco costumes and gypsies brought the spots into vogue. The third story has it that the print originated in Switzerland in the middle of the 18th century as thin translucent batiste fabric with small dots.
Polka dot reminds us of Minnie Mouse, “I love Lucy”, 1940s and – yes – Julia Roberts in her elegant Pretty Woman Dress. Christian Dior is the first on the list of designers who simply adore it. His gorgeous polka dot dresses are never fading retro classics. In the 60s, his enthusiasm caught up with Yves Saint Laurent. In his collections, one could often see black and white print combinations with dots in completely different sizes.
This print is much more versatile than one can imagine. You can buy opaque solid silk with jacquard spots or sheer chiffon with an offbeat uneven pattern. We have a wide range of dotted and spotted, specked and mottle fabrics with the following patterns:
At Tissura, we have an eye for trendy prints. For 2019/2020, we offer velvet, organza, silk chiffon, jersey, guipure trims, and crepe de chine fabrics that celebrate polka dot! We have a recipe for your perfect blouse, dress or skirt.