GINGHAM STYLE with Peacocks

Before spring and summer collections were revealed, gingham was associated with children’s characters like Heidi or Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Or American culture – country singers and cowgirls with checked shirts and Daisy Dukes.

Well, it’s back with a host of tailored dresses, trousers and ruffled tops. Even swimwear has been given the gingham treatment with lots to choose from at Peacocks in Broad Street.

The classic halter-style bikini has been updated with a low-rise bottom and classic halter neck for the top. The pastel shade with a pure white kaftan just sing 1950s soft femininity.

Or there is the bow-front gingham dress which is prim, pretty and pairs perfectly with a traditional blue bandana or update the look with an orange printed kimono with crochet detailing.

Gingham tapered trousers make a cool style statement when you want to feel comfortable. Add a western boot, embroidered shirt and colour-clashing and the SS17 trends can be ticked off as you go.

If you are really mastering your inner Marilyn Monroe then team a black gingham top with a black lace multi-layer skirt.