Australian Invasion: Black Milk Clothing

Black Milk is a quirky clothing line originating from Australia that has got the world hooked with its unusual style. The brand specialises in leggings, but also create eye catching dresses, bodysuits, swimsuits and tops .This unusual brand provides stunning, high quality clothing that will get you completely addicted once you make your first purchase (and that will happen!).

Black Milk grabbed the attention of a few popular Australian micro bloggers, such as ‘punkrockmermaid’ and ‘Daisy Lola’ back in 2010. Already hugely popular down under, the rest of the world seemed to catch on when the two ladies began sporting leggings from this unique brand. Pretty soon people were popping up all over the world wearing Black Milk’s signature game boy bodysuits, mermaid leggings and the amazing Artoo dress, taken from their hugely successful Star Wars: Attack of the Clones range.

However despite it’s popularity, there has been some controversy surrounding their prices. The average pair of leggings will set you back around £50, with dresses and bodysuits coming in slightly more expensive at between £60 and £70.Black Milk are actually being pretty reasonable with their prices, considering the amazing material, the printing so it fits the body shape and licensing for their famous Lord of the Rings and Star Wars lines.

Every item is totally worth saving up for. It will last you forever, will  look fabulous and there is no feeling like being an honorary ‘sharkie’, a famous term for people who purchase Black Milk.
Fellow ‘sharkie’ Louise Railton, 22, explains what Black Milk clothing means to her.
“I first ‘nommed’ the jellyfish leggings with some birthday money just over a year ago,” Louise said, after confirming that ‘nomming’ is a popular term used for purchasing Black Milk clothes. “Once they came through the post, I saw how well the design was printed and after wearing them out realised how practical and comfortable they were. I was hooked.”Since then Louise has collected a whole wardrobe of Black Milk leggings, bodysuits and dresses. “They’re so versatile,” Louise adds. “You can wear the leggings and bodysuits with anything, and they’re so quirky, everyone approaches you and asks where you got your clothes from.”

When asked to pick her favourite piece, Louise shakes her head. “That’s probably like picking my favourite child. I’m serious!”

Louise’s collection includes the Shark vs Mermaid Bodysuit, Cross Leggings, Mafia Black Leggings, Reef Dress, Day of the Dead Leggings and the Lawn Leggings, just to name a few.

Here are some of our favourite designs here at Polka Dots & Potions:
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Artoo 2.0 dress: You’ll definitely turn heads in this number. It’s instantly recognisable, and you’ll look like a character from Star Wars. What’s not to love?

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Fellowship Rider leggings: Definitely for fans of Tolkien’s ground breaking Lord of the Rings franchise, these beautiful Fellowship leggings look amazing without the pattern being too over baring, and they will flatter your legs!

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Gamer Pink swimsuit: One of Black Milk’s most famous designs, this totally girly and fun swimsuit will add originality to any outfit!

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Jellyfish suspenders: There’s probably not much to say except we bet you’ve never seen an item of clothing like this before! Dare be different in this bold item of clothing and have everyone talking about your outfit!

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Zombie Red leggings: Perfect for the little part in us all that loves zombies. These leggings will add instant grunge to any outfit and have you looking fabulous!

So there you have it, folks! If our top five pieces aren’t enough to have you filling your basket with edgy leggings and insane dresses, well, we can guarantee you’ll be buying something from Black Milk soon enough anyway!


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