Stellar Spots

Spots and dots are in trend for fall and they have such a fun, playful and mysterious quality that can draw any wearer into spotlight. With the right material mix and embellishment, the glamor and luxury quotient of spots can be played up too. Spots are extremely versatile and so easy to play with to achieve various different looks.  For example, playing with different size polka dots and pops of color can bring out the fun and playful  factor in spot filled pieces, while playing with level of transparencies, certain materials such as leather or symmetry can add a mysterious sexy appeal. A touch of luxe textures, materials and embellishments can add bouts of glamour to the spot filled pieces. Overall, playing with different colors,  dot sizes, materials, textures,  shapes, symmetry and sheerness can put an interesting twist on this old favorite rendering it a modern appeal.

Editorials and Campaigns


Stellar Spots

Top Shop Fall Campaign, Vogue Paris  November 2011, Grazia UK October 2011,
Elle Belgium October 2011
Shimmer, Shine and Fur
Vogue Russia September 2011, Vogue Australia The Shining October 2011, Harper’s Bazaar China September 2011

    Stellar Spots
Leather and Sheer
Vogue Russia August 2011, Mert & Marcus interview with Frieda Pinto

House of Holland, Paul Smith, Marc Jacobs
Shimmer, Shine and Fur
Marc Jacobs, Marni, DVF

Leather and Sheer
Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney
Stars in Spots
Beyonce in Marc Jacobs, Natalia Vadianova in David Koma, Olivia Wilde in Gucci,
Mila Kunis in Oscar De Le Renta, Taylor Swift in Aryn K,  Kate Winslet in Stella McCartney, Olivia Palmero in Bensoni 

Here is a video from Pop Sugar on how to wear the trend. 

I absolutely love the removal bow tie blouse in the above video, a great basic way to bring the polka dots trend to your fall wardrobe. I think that polka dots look best when the silhouette and details are clean and simple. The easiest and less subtle way to add polka dots trend to your ensemble is by going for stockings, bags or other accessories sporting this print on it. Have you adopted this trend already? If not, are you thinking of adding some spots to your wardrobe? Would love to hear your view 🙂

Vogue Russia August 2011
Model:  HaileyClauson
Photographed by: Miguel Reveriego

Vogue Australia
The Shining October 2011
Model: Rosie Tupper
Photographer: Nicole Bentley

Vogue Paris November 2011
Vogue Russia September 2011
Grazia UK October 2011
Elle Belgium October 2011
Harper’s Bazaar China September 2011 and Various other Sources

“Don’t overact the story of your name. Overact the story of your work.”
~ Karl Lagerfeld

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  67 comments for “Stellar Spots

  1. November 2, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Such a great post! I love the dots on sheer fabrics like tights and blouses! So cute 🙂

  2. November 2, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    i love the polka dot trend! 😉

  3. November 2, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Oh my gosh, I’m dying over the blue and silver dress in the 2nd grouping. Do you know who makes it? Personally, I only do polka dots in small doses. I like the idea of having sheer polka dot tights.

  4. November 3, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Thanks everyone! Michelle, the blue and silver dress is by DVF from her Fall 2011 runway. 🙂

  5. November 3, 2011 at 1:05 am

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  6. November 3, 2011 at 1:18 am

    i like every single one of the polka dot groupings you’ve shown here! i don’t think the look on the video is bold enough for me. 😉 my fave polka dot outfit, i’ve seen recently, is on the link below

    i’ve been searching for some larger sized polka dot tights, preferably in black, & white, but i haven’t found any, yet.

  7. November 3, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Thanks for the comments Melissa and Teddi!

    Teddi. I agree the look in the video is not bold enough but I love the versatility of the blouse they used in it. I followed your link and I have to agree with you…I love the look!! Thanks for the link 🙂

  8. November 3, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Love all the images for this post!! I am all about the dots!

  9. November 3, 2011 at 4:35 am

    topshop’s campaign is great

  10. November 3, 2011 at 4:46 am

    The two textured Marc Jacobs dress is perfection! I love spots when they are more subtle and sweet!

  11. November 3, 2011 at 6:51 am

    There’s so beautiful. T.T

  12. Jay
    November 3, 2011 at 7:15 am

    i saw a feature on polkadots on the sartorialist a few days ago, but this post is more awesome. 🙂

    the dots are great even if you don’t accesorize that much; the spots do it for you. 😀

  13. November 3, 2011 at 8:15 am

    wow, such an inspirational post once again!
    I really like spots and dots by the way but own only some items with that trend. should definitely do something about it 😛

  14. November 3, 2011 at 8:46 am

    i’ve always love this print! 🙂


  15. November 3, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I am loving spots – have tights and a scarf but so need to invest in some larger pieces – fab post x

  16. November 3, 2011 at 11:16 am

    love polka dots. I just cannot stop myself adding new polka dot items to my wardrobe. thanks for sharing different types of polka dots. and have a Cupcake week;)

  17. November 3, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Great post! Love all the photos:)

  18. November 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Lovely pictures. Kisses.

  19. November 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    REALLY great post, loved the outfits!

  20. November 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I need something with dots really bad, really soon.

  21. November 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I LOVE DOTS!!! These styles are all fabulous. I would have them all! I have some DOT tights. They really kick up the attitude of an outfit! 😀

  22. November 3, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Great post !
    These photos are so great and these outfits are really nice.
    Perfect styles.

  23. November 3, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    love love love dots!!!


  24. November 4, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Great post and great inspiration 😉

  25. November 4, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Yeah! I heart polka dots!!

  26. November 4, 2011 at 4:55 am

    I’m a great fan of polka dots and it never ceases to amaze me how just how many forms they can take and still come off as original . . .

  27. November 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Wow, you found the most amazing polka dot picks! I love all the long, flowy dresses with the cute dot print. 🙂

  28. November 4, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Anything polka dot is a go for me. I LOVE THEM and these images are so inspiring.

    <3 Marina

  29. November 5, 2011 at 3:33 am

    thanks so much for your lovely comment xx


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  31. November 6, 2011 at 2:12 am

    inspirational post !

  32. November 6, 2011 at 4:02 am

    I love all your dots 🙂 amazing photos and selection!!


  33. November 6, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    will always love polka dots <3

  34. November 6, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I love all of these clothes. Especially that gorgeous flowing blue dress. So beautiful. Polka dots are always fashionable in my opinion.

  35. November 7, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Great post! Love all the dots. So inspirational. 🙂

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  36. November 7, 2011 at 5:54 am

    I haven’t adopted the trend yet 🙁 It’s so lovely!

    Missing Amsie Blog

  37. November 7, 2011 at 7:43 am

    this season I loved dots too
    especially those of Marc Jacobs
    great post
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    The Dolls Factory

  38. November 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    love all the dots!

    xoxo navy & orange

  39. November 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    this is wonderful!

  40. November 7, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    i <3 polka dots

  41. November 7, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Love the polkas and the leather and sheer.


  42. November 7, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. <3

    I am a huge fan of polka dots, and wear it whether it is in season or not. 😉

    The Cat Hag

  43. November 7, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    love that stella mccartney dress – with the cutout polkadots

  44. November 8, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Hi thanks so much for the lovely comment 🙂 You have such a great blog, I really love the design and the name! I also love reading your posts so I’m now following, hope you can also follow 🙂


  45. November 8, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Holy Moly Awesomess. These photos are to die for.
    Your blog is incredible!
    Thank you for the inspiration 🙂
    Morgan xx

  46. November 8, 2011 at 1:02 am

    thanks for your comment!


  47. November 8, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Thank you very much for your comment! Peas – always very feminine! Brava!

  48. LV
    November 8, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Great post! I love the sheer fabric with dots. These photos are such great inspiration and so fabulous!

  49. November 8, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Cant’s love enough of polka-dots. xoxo

  50. November 8, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Thank you for your lovely comment!
    I really enjoyed your post!!!! I love the collages you did and your choice of pictures… I got the Wolford polka dot tights (black with black dots) and updated my LBDs… Your blog is inspiring! I am following you!
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  51. November 8, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I am so in love with your post! The way you placed those picture is amazing. Definitely shows the outstanding level of your taste.
    hugs from New York,
    Ask Erena

  52. November 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Great post!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog

  53. November 8, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    a seriously fantastic trend, polka dots. especially those on the runway! thanks for those wonderful comments 🙂


  54. November 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Great! Such a lovely overview of whats happening the world of fashion. (loving the dots).

    Have a great day.

    Priscilla Joy
    House of Tulips

  55. November 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    love the post in its entirety. It’s a wonderful ode to dotted trend which is still -even in winter time- so trendy and fresh.

  56. November 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    i would try the polka dot trend! it’s cute!

  57. November 8, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    ohhh i love dots! i even bought polka dot socks! loved this post 🙂

  58. November 8, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    how to say that?! I LOVE THIS POST! especially Marc Jacob’s runaway and Stella McCartney

  59. November 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm

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  60. November 8, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I love the Stella McCartney’s dresses, so beautiful *.*

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  61. November 8, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    thank you ♥
    polka dots are so cute! 🙂

  62. November 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Love polka dots! I´m big fan! 🙂
    great post, kisses!

  63. November 8, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Polka dots have never been more glam! Love them all. 🙂

  64. November 8, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I love all the photos!

  65. November 10, 2011 at 4:58 am

    I really, REALLY want a spotted shirt for the Fall and it’s on my wishlist! Great post!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

  66. November 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Love this post! Black and white polka dots have come a long way!

    Jayme 2 HLNC

  67. May 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I am about to pull out my polka dot dress! Great post!

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