Trends: Spring/Summer 2012: Graphics – Dotty Hearts

The 2012 summer seems all dotty with polka-dots. And it’s gone all retro

Maybe Diane Kruger in her 50’s Vintage Dior gown started this trend at the Academy Red Carpet. Or more recently, it may just be an off-shoot of Lady Bug, Marc Jacobs’ new fragrance that’s awaiting launch this July.

The 80’s are definitely back. This time around, they have brought along the classic dots – black and red, red and white and of course, black and white. And trust me when I say this – you wore some in your time, too! Go check those family albums – these dots were on everything – tights, off-shoulder tops, mini-skirts, over sized shirts and even high-top canvas shoes! Add to that a bow or big chunky buckles and voila! you nailed the look.

Another retro graphic trend to heart these days is well, the heart! Wish I had cracked this around Valentine’s – I would’ve told you all to wear your heart on your sleeves! Literally 😉

Don’t you just adore the hearts on these pumps? Or the way Fiorucci. has hidden the heart under a heel! Now that shoe can launch a 1000 stories, eh? A diva’s signature, perhaps?

Check out the classic black sandals styled with heart-print socks on Anna Sui’s runway. Asos has been noticed playing with locked hearts – gives these shoes a punk rock touch, in my opinion.

Go on then. Experiment with retro graphics this Spring/Summer..or send us a few photos from those albums 😀




  1. I really like the dot look. I have a lot of round stud silver earrings and other silver jewelry that would match really great with the whole theme of dots. I don’t really know if I like the heart dots though. Maybe too childish looking for my taste. But a definite thumbs up to the timeless polka dots especially the white polka dots on black!

  2. hey i also love this really. thanks for sharing this with us .i like this dot look in all type of collection. i also like the sandals of heart shape designs . wow too gud collection .

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