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Fashion: Nine gorgeous gingham pieces for every summer occasion

The pretty check print is a summer style staple and it's right back in fashion this season, says Katie Wright

FatFace Laurie Gingham Midi Dress, £55 (€70); Meldon Footbed Leather Sandals, £35 (€44.50), available from FatFace

WHAT could be more summery than gingham? Reminiscent of picnic basket linings, Brigitte Bardot's famous wedding dress, Dorothy's pinafore frock in The Wizard Of Oz and even school dresses, there's something so sweet about the classic check print.

Gingham never really goes out of style, but this season it's having a high fashion renaissance. The high street is awash with gingham gorgeousness – from shirts to shoes to swimwear.

A gingham dress is a must in your wardrobe. Whether maxi or mini, team your frock with strappy sandals and a mini bag. For something a bit more edgy, team a gingham blouse with acid-wash denim and ballet flats, for that French cool-girl vibe.

Don't be scared to mix your ginghams too – add a contrasting coloured headband for an interesting print clash. Or achieve retro pin-up perfection with a gingham swimsuit – add a block colour knotted headband and cat-eye sunglasses to complete the look.

Here's nine of our favourite gingham pieces for summer…

:: FatFace Laurie Gingham Midi Dress, £55; Meldon Footbed Leather Sandals, £28 (were £35)

:: Seraphina Bella Dress Pink Gingham, £195

:: Topshop Beige Gingham Check Yoke Dobby Top, £29

:: Miss Selfridge Lemon Seersucker Blouse, £20 (was £29)

:: River Island White Gingham Long Puff Sleeve Shirt Bodysuit, £45

:: Marks and Spencer Collection Gingham Tiered Maxi Fit & Flare Skirt, £35

:: Accessorize Gingham Cut Out Plunge Swimsuit, £17.50

:: Accessorize Gingham Beaded Headband, £5.40

:: Joe Browns American Diner Wedge Sandals, £20 (was £38)

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