HOW TO STYLE A PRINT DRESS

Good morning everyone, today’s ensemble is based around this gingham dress. Now it’s not your usual black and white gingham print. However this pretty preppy print can be found everywhere right now and is a firm favourite for Spring/Summer. The gingham print was seen at Altuzarra, Christopher Kane and Tome to name a few, small checks surpassed even stripes as the favourite print of the season.

So get ready to get your hands on this French inspired trend, whether it’s a dress, skirt, top or a jumpsuit make it a part of your wardrobe. If however prints are not your thing you can always incorporate the print in the form of accessories like a handbag or a scarf.

 

/ DRESS / BOOTS Similar / BAG Similar / SUNGLASSES / HAT Similar / BELT Similar

GINGHAM DRESS

So lets begin with this gingham dress which was gifted to me by House Of Mucha. A simple dress which can easily be elevated by adding a few touches here and there to amp it up. The dress is a midi length which I love, also loving that it’s not in your usual black and white gingham print.

SOCK BOOTS

Next and I opted to style the dress with my black sock boots from Public Desire. I find these boots work really well with the dress and are the perfect length for this outfit. The boots come in a high heel and for me they comfortable to walk in. Of course alternatively you could pair the dress with some biker boots for a dress down look or some sneakers/trainers which would work equally well here.

STRAW BAG

Right when it came to choosing a bag for this outfit I opted for this round bag. For me straw bags are a staple for Spring/Summer, hence the reason I decided to go with this Bamboo Coffer bag from Mango. Embracing the basket bag trend has never been easier thanks to the cross-body rattan bag. The structure of the bag combined with it’s straw material is a key ingredient for a Spring/Summer attire. Also one of the most practical too! One of my go-to bags around this time of year.

WAIST BELT

Moving on and on to my waist belt, which here makes this outfit in my opinion. This waist cinching belt from Karen Millen just takes the dress to the next level, I love to show case my curves and this does it beautifully. I know some might not want to style it in this way and that is absolutely fine. I would suggest you style it the way it makes you comfortable and to your style!

STRAW HAT

On to my beautiful straw hat which is from Mango. The oversized straw hat has become the must-have accessory for Spring/Summer. Whether you go big, medium or small, the straw hat is a staple for this season as much as prints are. It is the perfect accessory for keeping the sun at bay as well as giving you that cool it girl vibes!

Now ever since I saw the oversized Jacquemus hat I wanted to get my hands on one! So for the time being this Mango one has been filling in exceptionally well. As someone who adores wearing hats anyway, there is no surprise as to how much wear I have gotten out of this hat thus far. I instantly knew that it was a keeper at first and secondly I knew I was going to be wearing it as much as possible. This straw hat comes with a contrast black ribbon which can be worn undone, tied or tucked in like I have here.

FINISHING TOUCHES

Finally for the finishing touches I am wearing a nude matt lipstick in the shade topped with brandy from M.A.C. On top of that I am also wearing my Chanel Coco Rouge lipstick in the shade Adrienne to give the illusion of fuller lips. To complete my look I grabbed my Le Specs x Adam Selman Cat-Eye Sunglasses in the style scandal.

 

What is your take on the gingham trend? Do you like the usual black and white print? Or are you someone who is willing to try different version of this trend? Do let me know by leaving a comment below.

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ENSEMBLE

*gifted Dress: HOUSE OF MUCHA

Boots: PUBLIC DESIRE Similar

Bag: MANGO Similar

Hat: MANGO Similar

Belt: KAREN MILLEN Similar

Sunglasses: LE SPECS

Lipstick: MAC & CHANEL

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  1. Daisy
    April 26, 2020 / 2:09 pm

    Oooh! I love your style! It’s so fun yet stylish! I’d love to be more confident with my style one day and I love wearing different boots with a dress!

    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:14 am

      Thank you so much Daisy.

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:18 am

      Thank you Kationette.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:22 am

      Thanks Laura

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:22 am

      Thank you hun.

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:26 am

      Thank you so much.

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:27 am

      Thanks Regine.

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  2. April 26, 2020 / 6:49 pm

    Stay safe too =)

    Great post =) Really nice styling with a print dress.
    Greetings

    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:27 am

      Thanks Yasmina.

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:32 am

      Thanks Caitlin.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:33 am

      Thank you Mercy.

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  3. April 27, 2020 / 7:57 am

    Great dress! 🙂

    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:33 am

      Thanks Kasia.

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:33 am

      Thank you Ellis.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:38 am

      Thank you Rena.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:38 am

      Thank you Margot.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:34 am

      Thank you so much Julia.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:39 am

      Thanks Pathy.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:44 am

      Thanks Ester.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:45 am

      Glad to hear you add them with accessories.

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:46 am

      Thank you so much, stay safe!

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:46 am

      Thank you Geniussr.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:52 am

      Thank you Rocio.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:52 am

      Thank you Jules.

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  4. April 28, 2020 / 10:46 am

    You made it very well ♥

    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:53 am

      Thanks Kinga.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:53 am

      Thanks Nahid.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:56 am

      Thanks Valeria.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:57 am

      Thanks Sam.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:57 am

      Thank you Layla.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:57 am

      Thank you so much Logan.

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  5. Blanca
    April 29, 2020 / 6:58 pm

    Wowza! When I started looking at the pieces separately, I was thinking..there’s no way those sock boots are going to work with the dress…and the starw bag…hells no. Welp…I was wrong. That outfit is so cute. Thanks for the awesome styling idea. I’ve got a couple of print dresses I’m going to try this out with.

    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:58 am

      Thanks Blanca.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 12:00 pm

      Thanks darling.

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  6. Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    April 29, 2020 / 10:22 pm

    A print dress is difficult to style but you did a good job with this one! I love the straw hat and bag! That really blended well with the over-all look. Thanks for your styling inspiration. I now know how to wear a printed dress!

    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 11:58 am

      Thanks Kristine.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 12:00 pm

      Thank you Juliana.

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  7. April 29, 2020 / 10:49 pm

    This is such a gorgeous look, the print looks stunning on you!

    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 12:01 pm

      Thank you Amy.

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    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you Melissa.

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  8. April 30, 2020 / 2:08 am

    This is such a beautiful dress and I like how you have belted it – creates a great silhouette! 🙂

    Hope you are having a great week 🙂

    • Lovely
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      April 30, 2020 / 12:05 pm

      Thank you Mica, hope you are too!

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      Lovely

  9. Aarika
    April 30, 2020 / 4:58 pm

    I love everything about this look! Gingham is so classic, and the combo with the belt, sock boots, and straw hat create such a gorgeous style. Beautiful!

    • Lovely
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      May 6, 2020 / 8:05 am

      Thank you Aarika.

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      Lovely

  10. May 1, 2020 / 7:55 am

    Wow Lovely, its been a long time since I’ve last seen SUCH an interesting styling idea! The way you paired the boots with straw accessories to finish this dress is just amazing 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration and happy Friday!
    xoxo
    Stella
    http://www.stellaasteria.com

    • Lovely
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      May 6, 2020 / 8:06 am

      Thank you so much Stella.

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      Lovely

  11. May 2, 2020 / 8:26 pm

    I’ve had a hard time wearing print dresses. Maybe because I haven’t paired them too well. I love your dress! The gingham looks gorgeous! I always love that your belt make a statement!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Lovely
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      May 6, 2020 / 8:06 am

      Thanks Nancy.

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      Lovely

  12. May 4, 2020 / 7:57 am

    This is a great way to style a busy print dress – with soothing beige/natural or black pieces – brava! Xo

    • Lovely
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      May 6, 2020 / 8:06 am

      Thank you Biki.

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