Checks are having something of a fashionable moment but they've always got retro appeal. Especially when they've been used in something that's as deliberately vintage as this 1950s-style check shirt dress by Tara Starlet.
Summer is the season where formal daywear becomes trickiest, with suits becoming far too restrictive a choice for the office. Happily women's fashion offers plenty of stylish alternatives, delving into a seventies safari influence for this Belted Shirt Dress from Oasis.
The dress combines a light and airy feel with just enough conservatism to serve you for plenty of occasions. The shirt collar and button detailing give a masculine edge to the flowing mid length skirt, while a sleeveless cut keeps the look sharp and practical for hotter days.
It's available now from Oasis for £60.