Fashion Trends: checks and bows

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We’re pretty sure we don’t need to point out again that tartan is going to be a big look this Fall, but checks in general are also going to big, with most of the high street retailers here in the UK starting to stock up on piles of checked shirts. The checked shirt, of course, can have a slightly masculine feel to it, especially when worn with jeans, so what better way to soften up the look and make it a little more feminine than by whacking a great big bow on the front?

That seems to be the thinking here, anyway. The two tops above are from Dorothy Perkins (left) and Miss Selfridge (right), but this look is being replicated everywhere, so if you like it, you probably won’t have to look too far to find many more of these check/bow combos. The Miss Selfridge shirt featured in last month’s UK Vogue, so expect it to sell out soon, too.

What does everyone think of this look? We like the bows (of course) and we can live with the checks, so we’re giving it a tentative thumbs up. What about you?

9 Comments

  • August 20, 2008

    Alex D

    I love it! The checks and bows anyway, not so sure about the bright red tartan. You could be in danger of looking like one of the Family Ness.

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  • August 20, 2008

    Sian

    no… it’s too much. One or the other! Not both!!! Both of those shirts have a pretty feminine cut… they don’t need the extra faff.

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  • August 20, 2008

    Mousy

    Personally… I’m lovin’ it. 😀 Both of those shirts are nice.

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  • August 20, 2008

    Cadi

    I like the gray and white one, I think the shape works nicely with the bow. The red one seems like a little more volume than I’m into.

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  • August 20, 2008

    Amanda

    I like these, especially the b+w one. Definitely fems up the plaid shirt, which is good, because I’d like to put my grunge days away once and for all. Either of these would look killer with a pencil skirt or jeans.

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  • August 20, 2008

    Jazz

    Still loving tartan. One of my (many) quirks. Actually, I really like the Miss Selfridge one in particular. It’s so cute!

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  • August 20, 2008

    Steph

    I love the Miss Selfridge one – it shames me to admit it, but I like both tartan and pussy bows.

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  • August 21, 2008

    Celeste

    I’m a fan of the one on the left. The one on the right, is a bit too old looking for me. It might look like I’m wearing my grandma’s hand-me-downs.

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  • August 29, 2008

    Raph

    the one on the right reminds me of christmas time

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