A spring/summer no brainer, as soon as the sun comes out so does gingham. It’s back in a big way for 2022 and here are our top picks, from billowing maxi dresses to cute playsuits.

A bit like “florals for spring – groundbreaking,” gingham makes a return most years as we head into the summer months. With it’s retro vibe and girlish charm, it’s the perfect print for hazy picnics in the park and daytime looks in your holiday wardrobe. This season, it takes an unexpected dressed up edge too, with playful cut-outs from the likes of swim and resort wear Peony; side-slit slinky midis from Zara; and bodice-style tops from the ultimate summer brand, LOVESHACKFANCY.

The print also works it’s way into swimwear perfectly, offering something simple but braver than the classic one-piece. Look to Peony (again!) for a brilliant aysemmetric design, or M&S on the high street for their chic, flattering bandeaux swimsuit.

Scroll on for 24 of our faves…

DÔEN Juno Dress

Californian brand DÔEN create romantic, feminine pieces with a hint of nostalgia. We love their Juno dress with its exaggerated puff sleeves and sweet Somerset plaid.


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