Polka dot prints in fashion are timeless! Seen now as fun and whimsical, they weren't always seen that way. In Medieval Europe, they were often seen as representing illness or disease. Because the ability to create evenly spaced dots did not exist at the time, dots on fabric would be scattered in a random pattern- reminding people of pox or rashes. In Shakespeare's "Othello", Desdemona's spotted handkerchief leads to tragedy in the play. In non-Western cultures polka dots symbolized male virility or magic. More densely packed, small dots were indicative of stronger magic. Before dots were called polka dots, dotted...
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More awesomess from my vintage Vogues! March, 1941. Delman shoes. Jay Thorpe Love the artwork! Red Cent for color! Best dress in the world? Probably. I'd like these shoes please. I want nail polish called "Rhubarb"! Back when Naturalizer was glam... I've never loved stripes more!
Today would have been Veronica Lake's 91st birthday….we're honoring her with loads of glamorous photos from her past over on the Facebook page! Love this 40s dress…amazing print!