Houndstooth Dress by H&M

I have been wanting  to wear houndstooth print since I saw it at Rocco Barocco window display two years ago. I almost bought a skirt — and even a day jacket but stopped myself short as only a dress will do ((^_^)). It is one of autumn/winter’s hottest print but personally, I find it classic and timeless and something that I can wear whole year round.

H&M Houndstooth Dress ($18) also comes in pink and black.

Also known as dogstooth, dogtooth or dog’s tooth, houndstooth is a duotone textile pattern characterized by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes, often in black and white, although other colours are used. The classic houndstooth pattern is an example of a tessellation.


Houndstooth checks originated in woven wool cloth of the Scottish Lowlands, but are now used in many other materials. The traditional houndstooth check is made with alternating bands of four dark and four light threads.


I should have belted it or added bangles but since it is almost spring time, I simply let the dress (and print!) speak up and chose summer flipflops to tone down the sharp look. In any case, the trip to the Palm Jumeirah was one spur of the moment, I simply  grabbed the first decent dress on the rack.

Rocco Barocco Houndstooth Dress I saw back in 2010

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