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Trend Check : Gingham


Gingham tie-waist shirtdress

Reminding us of warm beaches and picnic friendly weather, gingham continues to graze the runway as Michael Kors and Bottega Veneta take gingham to a whole new level with sheer dresses and jackets. The designer’s interpretation of the dress with halter necklines and daring high slits reminds little about Judy Garland in Wizard of Oz. The retro print came in various versions of baby doll dresses and splashes of pink. And Altuzarra’s buttoned shirt dresses with dangerous high slits gave a fresh perspective to the print. Gingham gets bold and daring, this season with a splash of colors and myriad of styles.

Celebrities love the print and while they take it from casual street style to daring red carpet looks, let’s look for easy ways to rock this trend. Kimberley Garner was spotted wearing a bralet and high waist trousers in matching gingham print, along with red stiletto heels and clutch for the 25th birthday celebration of Magnum Ice-cream.  The Kimberly Garner matching gingham look might be difficult to achieve but you can always wear a gingham shirt with slim pants and soaring high heels. Likewise try a gingham crop top with pencil skirt like Sam Faiers. She chose a matching Pull & Bear crop top with slim pencil skirt showing off her toned abs at the launch of Giles Deacon’s new range for Ann Summers. She also opted for bright red nails and a statement clutch for a pop of color and complemented the outfit with strappy white sandals. Note that both the celebs opted to stand out with a daring red clutch against the monochrome gingham print.

Nothing’s apt for a casual walk across the street than a shirt dress with gingham print and sneakers. Or try a casual jacket with gingham print and don’t forget to go minimal with the accessories. Red and blue are classic colors to be paired with the print.

Choose gingham over florals this summer and step out in gingham summer shorts like Amanda Seyfried. Wear it with your favorite tees and sunglasses. Classic monochrome checks or bold pinks, wear chic cropped pants like Olivia Palmero or own the red carpet like kylie Minogue.

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