Polka Dots have a tendency to go in and out of fashion
Some years, you can go almost all year without hardly seeing any; while other years you are practically bombarded by polka dots. So what is the deal with polka dots anyway?
The polka dot pattern was named after the famous dance by the same name.
There is no real reason why the dots came to claim that name, other than the fact the U.S. had a strange fascination with the polka dance from around the 1840s until the 1890s.
Many items were given the name "polka" to enhance their desirability on the on the marketplace. Consumers "fell for the name" and likewise purchased items with polka dots. They "fed the fad." These were "polka dots!"
Polka dots were just one part of the polka frenzy. There were also polka hats and polka ties, but these items never had the staying power of the polka dot.