Although it first made waves on the runways in 2015, gingham is an often debated trend which has experienced a recurring moment in the fashion world. While some equate gingham with country bumpkins and childhood picnics, others view the contentious print as a sartorial staple for the summer months. However you view gingham, there’s no denying that the pattern is back with a vengeance for Summer 2017. One only needs to glimpse at the catwalks for a look at how the checkered print has evolved, with refreshed cuts and shapes. As you dress for summer festivals and gatherings, gingham just may be the new alternative to florals and stripes.

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Carolina Herrera

While some may view gingham as simply a look for the daytime hours, Carolina Herrera proves us otherwise with this black and white patterned strapless gown. The voluminous hem and ruffled bodice contrast against the neutral checkered print for a juxtaposition between glamorous and wearable chic.

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House of Holland

For a playful and youthful take on gingham dressing, take your inspiration from House of Holland. This frock makes a statement with its frilly off-the-shoulder neckline and red and white colour palette. We are also liking the sassy short hem, which demonstrates that there’s nothing dowdy about gingham after all.

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Peter Pilotto

You may not think of gingham prints as worthy of a night on the town, but Peter Pilotto begs to differ. This one-shouldered babydoll top seizes attention with its dark blue and bold pink colour scheme. The bandeau detail around the bodice, along with the pale lavender and blue design, brings the piece to life. If you’re feeling brave, you can try pairing your blouse with an embellished denim midi skirt and a variety of sparkly, beaded accessories.

Photos: Vogue Runway