Another Marimekko moment. I think I must be in a sentimental mood. But I love these 1970’s rig-outs. If I only we had these to wear in Sorrento. All the sisters in polka-dots.

| Marimekko, Annika Rimala, Dress and Shirt-and-Shorts ensemble, Pallo pattern, 1971 |

Queen Alexandra and her sister Dagmar also loved the polka dot.

The sisters designed their own clothes and often dressed identically causing a sensation when out and about in London. I think these dots would have been quite radical for the time.

| Queen Alexandra and Dagmar, 1873 |

A polka-dot is full of cheerful optimism and fun. It’s what we all need.

Julia Ritson


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