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Missing your plaids | Grow up to gingham, a casual and feminine style that works for oversized shirts to monochrome swimsuits
Those iconic checks are born again. From the office, luncheon to weekend escapes, gingham is one print that goes anywhere. The newest trends showcase it in a more casual, fun and feminine way. The best part about the Spring-Summer ‘15 designer collection is that gingham is effortlessly wedded to other current trends. So what you get is a fresh take on this timeless style.
Take Michael Kors’ beautifully tailored high-waisted long skirts that are very retro. His hooded tunic, with the plunging neckline, gives a glamorous twist to a sporty regular, while the classic Americana pattern appears in fitted bodices and pleated skirts. It also goes beautifully with strappy leather sandals.Richard Nicoll’s oversized shirts with front zippers, jumpsuits and tailored short suits give this style a fun twist. His jackets have gingham detailing on the cuffs too, but somehow the look does not go overboard.
Wear gingham in shirt-dresses or as matching separates. It’s the print trend of Spring Summer 2015.
Diane von Furstenberg made black-and-white gingham look sensational with her baby doll dresses that remind us of Brigitte Bardot. Soft flowery prints, with the black and white background, make her clothes stand apart.
Gingham is entering the swimsuit arena too. Did you check Selena Gomez’s swimsuit recently featured in V magazine? The gingham monochrome swimsuit looks alluring and adds drama.
Wearing gingham as a style statement is easy; you just have to think out of the box. A combination of two looks does the trick. Sharpen the look of a girly dress with combat boots and chunky accessories. Or wear the full midi skirt with pumps and a statement handbag. Try a structured two-piece trouser or short set with a shaped crop top. With a monochromatic print, pop some colour using a bright accessory and carry the trend in style.
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