houndstooth check


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houndstooth check

hounds·tooth check

or hound's-tooth check  (houndz′to͞oth′)
n.
A textile design of small broken checks. Also called dogtooth.

houndstooth check

A pattern of small broken checks woven or printed on cloth.
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Noun1.houndstooth check - textile with a pattern of small broken or jagged checks
check - a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); "she wore a skirt with checks"
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There ain't nothing like a houndstooth check but the traditional fabric has been given a modern twist.
Wallflowers may feel more comfortable in a significantly smaller houndstooth check.
g to fiance all fright canine chic The classic houndstooth check was once was the reserve of librarians - think prim skirt, turtleneck and sensible shoes - but it's been given a modern twist this season.
We are likely to get the houndstooth check again, but don't pull out an old one with shoulder pads all boxy and wide - this season it will be slimmer and longer.
For example, a bold houndstooth check jacket in black and white would be dominant.
gt;To suit (no pun intended) the impulses of all dandy boys, this British menswear outfitter offers pink and purple collared shirts and ties and the ultimate indulgence, $3,500-plus bespoke suits -- that is, suits tailored to your exact fittings and with fabrics of your fancy, whether it be a bright sky blue pinstripe or a houndstooth check.
Vicki Mortimers hyper-elegant costumes--every-color-so-long-as-it's-black men's suits, hot silk dresses and giant houndstooth check trouser suits for the women--vividly convey the lust for show as this clutch of self-serving characters high-step their way through a dazzling, complicated assortment of loves and lusts.
Oscar de La Renta puts a new spin on houndstooth check with his long, fitted skirt that fans into seductive pleats.
Ann is seen modelling two of her final choice of clothes: (main picture) Wallis black and white houndstooth check top, pounds 27' lined black Dorothy Perkins skirt, pounds 25' Wallis red bag, pounds 23' (inset left) Wallis cream lace top, pounds 30, black Wallis petite trousers, pounds 40, Lloyds black patent leather wedges, pounds 35, black bag, pounds 27, plus silver necklace and black bangle from a selection at Outfit
com to wear a short funnel-neck jacket in a bold black and red houndstooth check, with a sexy black shift dress.
99, Bon Prix , Bon Prix Check coatigan, Check coatigan, PS25 PS25, Matalan , Matalan White tux, PS32, F&F at Tesco Colour block coat, PS40, Tu at Sainsbury's Statement necklace, PS29, Accessorize Grey sweatshirt, PS10, PSPrimark; white culottes, Primark; white culottes, PS38 PS38, Topshop; black and white clutch, PS25, JD Williams; black JD Williams; black PSslingback shoes, slingback shoes, PS12 PS12, Primark Black and white Black and white houndstooth houndstooth check coat, check coat, PS35, Primark; beige Primark; beige shirt, shirt, PS29.
Black and white was a strong spring look, and one which has made a seamless transition through to autumn, most noticeably as a houndstooth check.