Fashion Trends: Dogtooth/houndstooth check

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Whether you call it "dogtooth" or "houndstooth", you can expect to see a fair bit of the distinctive black and white check this winter, because it's back in fashion with a vengeance. Yes, AGAIN.

Alexander McQueen is leading the field as far as designers go – in fact, much of his latest collection looks like an explosion in a houndstooth factory – but the high street, as ever, isn't far behind. The picture above shows just a few of the UK's dog./houndstooth offerings, while you'll find some US picks under the jump. This pattern is one that crops up a lot during the colder seasons, and  while obviously we wouldn't expect anyone many people to wear it head to toe, we're keen to know what you think of the look in general, so feel free to leave us a comment!

1. Preen 'Poppet' cutout dress, £830, Net-a-Porter; 2. dogtooth and bow stilettos, £20, New Look; 3. black/white mixed print dress, £32, Dorothy Perkins; 4. Dogtooth cardigan, £45, Oasis, 5. black dogtooth shopper, £10, Peacocks;  6. Alexander McQueen dogtooth folded jacket, £2,617, 7. Net-a-Porter; dogtooth briefs, £4, 8. New Look

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1. Pleated houdstooth coat, $82, Fredflare; houndstooth high tops, $16, Wet Seal; houndstooth bow ballet flats, $45, Gap; Houndstooth pencil skirt by EC Star, $69, Plasticland; Houndstooth sunglasses, $5.99, Charlotte Russe; Ain't nothin buy a houndstooth scarf, $15.99, Modcloth; Preen  houndstooth latyered skirt, $795,Net-a-Porter