Don’t just think it’s only dots, think again…….it’s Polka Dots!
Have at least one piece in your wardrobe and feel to be part of Fashion History!
The word “polka” itself derives from the Polish for “Polish woman”—in Czech, it translates to “little woman or girl.”
Starting in the years between 1830-1835, Europe and then the United States were struck by a dance craze originating with the Bohemian and Czech peoples of Europe. The new dance, the “polka, “was named after the Bohemian word “polka”.
With the tide of European immigration to the U.S. in the 19th century, this new dance spread quickly and became wildly popular. The peak of the “polka” craze lasted for two generations from 1840 to 1890. In many areas of the country the desire to “polka” became so strong that polka clubs began to organize so their members could satisfy their desire to engage in this trendy and spirited dance. Members were very proud of their clubs and, somewhere, someone came up with the idea of adopting a uniform pattern on clothing worn by women who were members of these polka clubs. Women chose a closely fitted jacket that was widely worn and made of evenly spaced dots placed on a field of fabric of a single color to signify their membership in a polka club.
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