Zahra Is Saving Up For This Adorable Gingham Dress
A perennial summer staple, classic gingham checks continue to shape Spring/Summer 2016 trends. From playful and flirty to downright sexy, we’ve seen various avatars descend on global catwalks. And even though the print is often associated with girly vibes, this season’s take on the trend has a decidedly grown-up look that’s perfect for the urban sophisticate.
Ladylike silhouettes like tailored blouses and midi skirts are the order of the day in refreshing colour combinations that are anything but traditional (read black and white, red and white). So when I spotted this darling dress in Payal Pratap’s newly-launched pret label Umber, I just knew it was the gingham dress I’d been waiting for. Humid summers demand easy dresses that you can throw on in an instant, and this is the perfect easy chic piece to take you from the boardroom to the bar.
The lightweight cotton dress features an of-the-moment colourway of blue, white, and red and has an array of embroidered hearts all over it, which is seriously adorable. The boat neck front and dipping V back has a vintage vibe, while the fitted bodice and pleated waist make for a flattering silhouette. Seriously girls, you really can’t go wrong with a classic print and silhouette updated with a modern edge and that’s exactly what this dress does.
Wear it with your favourite white sneakers to work, and play up the casual vibe of the dress with a denim jacket. You can then offset the cutesy look of the dress by pairing it with strappy block heels for after work drinks with your girl gang. Takes you from girly to grown-up in minutes, no?
SHOP NOW: Umbar Rhodes Gingham Dress (Rs 8,500)