According to Claude Dauman, president of swimsuit distributor bestswimwear.com, polka dot bikinis are selling like hotcakes.
Dauman says he believes we are seeing the return of polka dot swimwear because in a very trying time, during a volatile world situation, people want to go back to a simpler time.
He says high tech metallic swimwear was hot around the millennium and, more recently, highly detailed, embroidered suits were popular, but the polka dot is reminiscent of the simpler times of the 1950s and 60s.
While the swimwear industry expects to see green over the polka dot bikini, you may not see too many yellow bikinis like the one in the 1960 Brian Hyland hit.
Dauman say earth tones are the hottest shades for polka dot bikinis this year.
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