Why dots? Why not? Polka dots have been worn with some success by the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Julia Roberts, Princess Diana. A polka dot garment is sexy, not in spite of its wholesomeness, but because of it. A cheery little tease. Frank Sinatra and Prince totally got the concept. Dotted Swiss provides another sort of twist. Removed from the world of baby clothes and curtains, it becomes the nuance that elevates lingerie and loungewear to new heights. Jane’s Vanity takes a closer look at dots. 

Voiment offers a joyous take on polka dots with its Shimmer Dot Bralette Set. Silver lurex dots accent the longline top in jet-black silk. Tiny pearl buttons at bust reflect the circular theme. Matching boyshort features a polka dot lurex ruffle. Show the bra off under a cardigan or sheer lace blouse. Or tuck it away under your favorite sweater. Feel happy.

Olivia Von Halle celebrates dots with her Athena Silk Blouse in Luna (Black) or Muse (White). Its sheer organza is embroidered with polka dots and shaped into a flirty little number with puff sleeves, self-covered buttons, and retro seaming at bust. Wear with removable camisole or by itself with whatever you fancy. Great with jeans for a high/low party look.

Dotted Swiss was once called quiconce, French for the pattern on a five-side of dice. It is lovely woven into netting, as a dot or tiny repeat shape. It adds sophistication and deepens the contouring effect. Madame Aime is a special friend of this sort of black lace. Her Foulard Plunge Lingerie Set accents it with cornflower blue silk. The Amethyst Rue Mauvais Garcons Set pairs it with saturated purple. Lovely choices.

Menswear fabrics often emulate the dot with little repeat patterns. Get the look with Olivia Von Halle’s Lila Amity Silk Pajamas in a tie-like print of ivory on navy silk. Piped with vibrant berry, Lila would look good strolling down Saville Row.  

We’re seeing dots before our eyes in mesmerizing garments from Jane’s Vanity.

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