Trend spotting – The art and style of the polka dot

Blake Lively covers Glamour magazine's July issue in a 60s inspired polka dot look

Polka dots continue to take over this summer and they’ll most certainly be sticking around for fall as well, thanks to heavy hitters like Marc Jacobs who featured them on the fall runways in an assortment of sizes. We’ve already covered the polka dot tights trend to keep you inspired for the upcoming fall season. Now we’re graduating to clothing. The re-emergence of polka dots this season has produced some chic and out of the box pieces from designers like Stella McCartney, while maintaining the classic whimsy that the print is known for, thanks to others like Oscar de la Renta. From the runways to magazine spreads and the red carpet, scroll down below to experience the art and style of the polka dot.

Blake Lively looks retro chic with a modern twist

Blake Lively in a pair of retro style polka dotted shorts

Kate Winslet in Stella McCartney

Liv Tyler also in a polka dotted Stella McCartney dress with a peplum skirt

Kristin Davis goes for the classic dots in Oscar de la Renta

Beyonce in polka dotted Marc Jacobs

Polka dots were everywhere at the 2011 Fall Marc Jacobs show

Polka Dots at Marc Jacobs

Blake Lively was not the only starlet gracing magazine covers in this coveted print, Emma Stone also covered Elle Magazine covered in polka dots

Emma Stone in dotted tulle stella McCartney Blouse and Emilio Cavallini tights and Sergio Rossi shoes

Emma Stone in a dotted hat by Marc Jacobs

Ashley Olsen shows her preference for polka dots and pursed lips

Ann Hathaway in polka dotted Valentino

Ali Larter in Dolce and Gabbana

Polka dots keep a pregnant Selma Blair colorful and chic

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