The Gingham Dress You Need For Your Summer Vacation

July 16, 2018
midi gingham dress bow ricky claudie pierlot summer vacation
It's gingham, it's midi, it has a big bow on the back and it's currently 50% off. What's not to like? I have had my eye on this Claudie Pierlot dress since it came out this spring but I decided to wait until the sales because I wasn't going to be able to wear it until summer anyway. Lucky me, I found my size for half the price. I'm definitely taking this beauty with me everywhere this summer.

Today I want to give you some ideas on what to pack if you are traveling to Spain or somewhere hot this summer.
If you are coming to my beautiful country, my advice is for you to pack lots of dresses: midi, mini, maxi, all kinds! If you are not a dress kind-of-gal, cutoffs and shorts will be your best friends. Jeans are out of the questions, living in Spain my legs are bare from June to September otherwise I can't stand the heat. To sum up, you need lightweight pieces.

As for shoes, old Europe is filled with cobblestone streets so comfy sandals or espadrilles should be in your suitcase. Don't freak out if you forget the latter, Spain is famous for their espadrilles (trendy Castañer is Spanish) so you can always get a pair here.
midi gingham dress bow ricky claudie pierlot summer vacation
midi gingham dress bow ricky claudie pierlot summer vacation
Protect yourself from the sun! When I was a teenager I used to avoid sunscreen because I thought that was the only way to get that summer glow...Oh, how I wish I hadn't been so stupid! Fortunately, I'm older and wiser now and pack my straw hat, sunglasses and sunscreen first.
midi gingham dress bow ricky claudie pierlot summer vacation
midi gingham dress bow ricky claudie pierlot summer vacation
North vs. South
You may have heard many stereotypes about Spain but good weather doesn't apply everywhere. If you are traveling north, pack a cardigan because the nights can get cooler. It's more likely to rain too, so don't forget your umbrella.

Colors and patterns
Ok, this one is more for Instagrammers and those looking for the perfect photo. Colorful outfits will help you get that Spanish vibe. Red, yellow, orange, fuchsia... Polka dots say flamenco like no other pattern. The perfect finishing touch? combine any of those with ruffles.
midi gingham dress bow ricky claudie pierlot summer vacation
I've been talking a lot about clothes but of course, don't forget to pack a good book! I'm reading Inferno by Dan Brown at the moment. What are you reading?

THE PRETTIEST GINGHAM DRESSES

45 comments

  1. You wrote it ... the perfect gingham dress! How lovely it is! Happy Monday xx

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2018/07/13/a-quiet-week/

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  2. Your dress fits you perfectly and it's such a great one for holidaying in Spain! Beautiful photos of you xx Maria from passion fruit, Paws and Peonies

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  3. These are great packing trip for summer essentials! I love summer packing because you can get away with a smaller bag since less clothes means better for beating the heat! Your gingham dress is eye catching! Not only because of the beautiful print but that bow in the back is hands down too cute! I can see why you would take this dress anywhere with you. This dress is too cute to be left behind!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  4. That is an adorable dress. A full skirt is so comfortable when it's hot. And the detail on the back! Too cute!!

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  5. This is such a sweet little dress. I love the bow on the back and the gingham print is a must for summer!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  6. What a cute mid dress! It looks perfect for summer with the gingham print :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a nice start to your week! It's so cold here, we had the coldest day in 4 years recently!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  7. What a stunning red gingham dress and beautiful photography as always. Love the back of the dress and that you paired it with a fedora. Thank you for your tips in traveling to Spain too (never been but will go one day!) I agree with the clothing you suggested!

    You should link this today with our special "Skirt-themed" linkup below. Any cute Summer outfits are welcome!

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2018/07/skirtmas-in-july-day-7-sunday-best.html


    Thanks!

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  8. I love the gingham! It's the perfect Summer dress! So cute.

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  9. What a lovely dress. You look amazing and the pictures are so wonderfully summer that I think I'm going to remember this and surely get something similar for my daughter. She would LOVE it .

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  10. That dress is so cute and you're right, it's perfect for summer!

    Molly and Stacie

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  11. This dress is a perfect summer piece - I can see why you love it! The bow on the back is just too cute. =)

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

    https://www.avecamber.com
    https://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

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  12. I’ve always wanted to visit Spain. Your weather sounds just like ours in the southeastern US. Love the gingham!

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  13. Spain just continues to sound fabulous! I love this dress, it's so sweet from the print to the bow!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  14. I love your gingham! I have always loved the print. The dress is perfect for the heat I am experiencing right here at home.

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  15. Living on Cloud NineJuly 18, 2018 at 3:17 PM

    Oh girl, great minds do think alike! I adore this dress to pieces! You look Summer Sensational!

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  16. That gingham dress is so cute! I love the color of it.
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  17. Lisa @ HappylifeblogspotJuly 19, 2018 at 1:44 AM

    Omg! I love gingham! The bow on the back is just perfect.

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  18. This dress is so beautiful!! Amazing pictures and place as well! ❤

    xoxo,
    Jessica
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  19. This dress is gorgeous!!
    Xo, Kelsey
    www.bleuandwhit.blogspot.com

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  20. OMG. So cute!!! I love gingham.

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  21. You are rocking the gingham trend! I love this dress on you!

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  22. This gingham dress is gorgeous. Its also a little unusual as often gingham dresses are in blue or navy. The details on the back are divine too!

    Deneale | Goldfields Girl

    www.goldfieldsgirl.com

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  23. You are so right, I need this dress in my life! It´s adorable!! Love that book you´re reading too :) Xo

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  24. I love this dress so much! It looks beautiful on you, the bow in the back so special. I am loving midi dresses lately myself. I am all about sun protection too, but certainly could use a cute hat like yours!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  25. This dress is so very cute! I really love the gingham style!

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  26. Thanks so much for your kind comment, Jess! I love midi dresses too, even though they may not be very flattering being petite but I just wanted one so bad...

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  27. This dress is gorgeous! I looooove the back with the bow so much. I always have a hard time with bras for this type of back though - what did you wear?

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  28. OMG you look so cute! perfect summer dress

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  29. paula i'm busy being awesomeJuly 19, 2018 at 7:58 PM

    It looks amazing on you! What a lovely summer dress

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  30. Thanks! I know what you mean about the bra, it happens to me too and I don't feel very comfortable without a bra. With this dress I wore nipple covers, not my favorite thing but it's better than wearing nothing.

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  31. Carrie @ Curly Crafty MomJuly 19, 2018 at 11:28 PM

    What a gorgeous dress, red/white gingham makes me think of summer! I love the lovely bow on the back. I've never been to Spain, but my husband has for work. I am sure it is hot!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  32. I'm a girly girl and this dress is right up my alley. So perfect for summer and rather modest too.

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  33. I love gingham in the summer! And dresses in the summer too, anything easy breezy to get through the heat!

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  34. That gingham dress is so pretty! I love how it looks on you.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  35. What an adorable dress!! I've been so loving gingham lately....I realize it's not new, but for some reason it tickles my fancy lately!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  36. I absolutely love that dress! The color is so cute and would match with several different sandals. So pretty!

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  37. What a cute dress to go on a picnic in!

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  38. Such a cute dress!

    michellespaige.com

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  39. Can't go wrong with this classic print. Lovely vintage styled dress you have here dear, so perfectly cute on you! Perfect summer dress indeed.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  40. this gingham midi dress is so gorgeous!!

    perfect look for summer

    x

    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  41. Gingham, midi and even has a bow?! Perfection! you look incredible. xx

    Much Love,
    Elegant Duchess
    https://www.elegantduchess.com/

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  42. Love love love gingham! I agree 100% about sun protection....I always wear SPF!

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