Polka Dots - 1956

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Polka dots were a big hit for the spring of 1956.  Everyone was wearing them!  Here, a look at some polka dotted fashions, all from one issue of a high fashion magazine in March, 1956.  Enjoy!

Paul Parnes silk dress and jacket ensemble in navy with white dots.  Jacket trimmed in solid white at the collar and cuffs. Sold for $135 in 1956 (about $1,139 in today's dollar.)

Eisenberg silk dress in navy with white dots, accented with white at the neckline.  Sold for $60 in 1956 (about $506 in today's dollar.)

Jean Patou couture silk surah dress in black with white dots.  Blouson bodice and low belted waist.  Dior did polka dots for this season too.

Even Lilli Ann gets in on the polka dot action, adding embroidered polka dots to a worsted wool suit.  The suit was available in gray wool with red or white dots.  Sold for $100 in 1956 (about $843 in today's dollar.)

Don't like wearing polka dots head-to-toe?  Then, by all means, accessorize with them!  Cotton gloves by Hansen.  Sold for $3 in 1956 (about $25 in today's dollar.)