Day tripper: places to visit that are under a few hours from Cork City
Day tripper: places to visit that are under a few hours from Cork City

Sarah Finnan

The Irish fashion set on their ride or die denim
The Irish fashion set on their ride or die denim

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Take a look around Rory O’Connell’s delightful Cork farmhouse
Take a look around Rory O’Connell’s delightful Cork farmhouse

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WIN a range of wellness candles from Essentials Aromatherapy
WIN a range of wellness candles from Essentials Aromatherapy

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The startling difference between raising boys and raising girls
The startling difference between raising boys and raising girls

Amanda Cassidy

Tried & Tested: I had an Astro Manifesting Consultation to help manifest my 2023 goals — here’s how I got on
Tried & Tested: I had an Astro Manifesting Consultation to help manifest my 2023 goals...

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Supper Club: Nori-crusted salmon with soba noodles
Supper Club: Nori-crusted salmon with soba noodles

Meg Walker

My Mullingar: Musician and author Bressie
My Mullingar: Musician and author Bressie

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Valentine’s Event Guide: 5 alternative excursions for you to book now
Valentine’s Event Guide: 5 alternative excursions for you to book now

Sarah Gill

Polo necks: The fool-proof way to ‘winterise’ just about any outfit
Polo necks: The fool-proof way to ‘winterise’ just about any outfit

Sarah Finnan

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How To Give Gingham Sex Appeal


By Marie Kelly
24th Jun 2017

Jason Lloyd Evans

How To Give Gingham Sex Appeal

Gingham can be too sweet for some of us. If you want to vamp up this cheesecloth fabric, here’s how.

Show some leg and a little shoulder, as seen at House Of Holland. But remember, the reason this works is because there’s so much volume to the dress. If this was bodycon, it would look trashy not trendy.

At Tome, flirty ruffles brought a flamenco-style romance to this pretty summer dress.

A sporty streamlined silhouette gives this Pringle Of Scotland dress a super-sexy feel. Pair with trainers if you want to add a stronger street?vibe, although sliders will add just the right amount of urbanity without ruining the sexiness of the dress.

Blumarine injected some sheerness?to its?ultra-feminine pink midi dress. There’s nothing like a subtle hint of bare flesh to add sex appeal to an outfit. The full-length sleeves and midi length are demure enough to balance the weightlessness of the fabric.

Carolina Herrera is the queen of evening glamour. She took the material of tea towels and tablecloths and transformed it into a sensuous cocktail gown. The strapless silhouette?is beautifully sophisticated, while the knot detail at the front adds?extra sex appeal.