Derennial favorite of female rockabilly and vintage fashions are polka dots. For many decades, the sweet little dots adorn dresses, tops, bathing suits, and more. But why is the beloved pattern named “Polkadots” actually, and when began its triumphal March in women’s fashion? And what’s with the”polka-dot man”on himself?
In The Beginning Was The Polka
In fact, the polka was at the beginning of the story of the PolkaDots. This “lively round dance in the lively and rapid Zweivierteltakt” came with European immigrants in the 19th century in the United States. There – as already in Europe – he ignited a veritable “Polkamania” among men as women, long before Jive, Lindy Hop and twist the blood flowing and the legs to the Wright brought.
Matching supply and demand and to miss a chance for a little dance, founded in many areas of the United Statespolka clubs. As a sign of belonging to these clubs, tops with points which were to each other in an equally spaced on a solid surface is established for women. It’s known? Voilá, the polka dots were born.
Miss America, Minnie Mouse And Marilyn Monroe – The Triumph Of Points
Even though polka dots were already popular in the 19th century, they later celebrated their breakthrough. With two popular polka dot top performers were responsible. One of them was elected in 1926 to the Miss America, the other was built two years later on the drawing board and enjoys since eternal youth. The former had in a polka dot bathing suit, second wearing polka dots as Minnie mouse consistently in every situation.
In the 40s and the lockers of American soldiers and then the American movie industry captured polka dots 50s first. A hugely popular pin up by actress chili Williams, on which this poses in a two-piece swimsuit with points, was just under the name “the girl in the polka dot swimsuit” known. Even bigger waves hit similar shots of sex symbol Marilyn Monroe, who became one of the most prominent advocates of dots. General polka dots in the Hollywood of the 40s and 50s were big – one reason why we combine the timeless pattern today especially with this decade.
Men Also Wear Polka Dots (And Sing About It)
Polka dots are just for women? This statement stands on wobbly feet. Firstly, men love polka dots, especially when they decorate a beautiful female body. On the other hand they are also successful – as well as Brian Hyland thus, as just 16 in the year 1960 with “” itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini “shot to the top of the American charts.” Two decades
Even wear men can polka dots. It proves that for example of the polka-dot launched by DC Comics in the life. This was wearing a white suit with colourful points that transformed – once removed – in sophisticated weapons and other technical AIDS at its original introduction at the beginning of the 60s. Wrecked by Batman and plagued by money problems, you had a puny existence in Gotham City but later the polka-dot. Legendary the comment with the Batman is accompanied by the way its knock-out punch in the fight against the dotted villains: “right on the dot. By now, you should be seeing spots before your eyes, Mr. polka-dot.” In real life, it was Bob Dylan, who made a splash with a polka-dot shirt first. Later, Lionel Messi joined in his footsteps – with slightly less accomplished casualness.
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