Gingham is a summer wardrobe staple, a classic that never goes out of style. Blue and white gingham will be forever associated, in my mind, with the Wizard of Oz. Add a basket, a cute dog and you have the perfect accessories, right Dorothy?
Why I bought this one…
Too much gingham (in my opinion) can look a little ageing on us older gals. I therefore chose a blue and white check, pure cotton, shirt dress from Marks & Spencer’s. A superb alternative to all over gingham. I have had this dress awhile but it’s been too hot to wear it, can you believe that? It has small areas of gingham, the check is mixed and I love that about it…
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The Shirt dress
bribed persuaded my 16 year old boy to take these photos. He has a marvelous eye for a pic and has just started taking photography seriously. He knows me well, at one point he warned me not to climb down to the river because I would fall over. Of course I ignored him, fell over and landed on my butt! Luckily the rear views had been snapped already.
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Gingham Shirt Dress Details:
Fit and style
- Product Style: Gingham Check Shirt dress
- Regular fit
- Button through
- Neck to hem length: 130cm
- The length measurement above relates to a size 12 regular. Length will vary slightly according to size
Notes on fit and length
I bought a size 12, my normal size, it fits perfectly but I hope it doesn’t shrink in the wash! It is described as a maxi dress but I wouldnt say its that long? I am 5ft 6″
Gold leather Sandals from Lotus Shoes.
These comfy sandals are brilliant because they adjust around both the heel and the ankle with velcro. They have a leather inner and a pretty crossover strap design that holds your foot comfortably. I have worn and worn these!
- Lotus ladies’ Sangallo open toe sandal
- Gold reptile printed upper
- Leather in-sock
- Velcro fastening ankle strap
- 3cm heel
How are you coping in the heat these days? I am afraid I am wilting like my garden lilies….
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