Forget polka dots, houndstooth, stripes and sixties prints. If you really want to be ahead of the game the latest fabric to dress yourself in is check / plaid. Shops are filling with all kinds from Winter dresses in various coloured checks, from Diane Von Furstenberg style two-colour cotton wrap dresses to Luella style classic red belted numbers. Here are six of the best from both sides of the pond.

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Wrap dress £55 Mango, Belted pencil dress $365 L.A.M.B, Pinafore $79.99 Victoria's Secret

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Tie front large check $24.80 Forever 21, Red belted £35 ASOS.com, Blue sash waist £75 Warehouse