In 1959, Brigitte Bardot married husband number two, fellow actor and heartthrob Jacques Charrier, in a coquettish lace trimmed pink gingham shirtdress by Jacques Esterel. The wedding took place in Louveciennes, France, and reportedly photographers burst into the registry office and formally asked Brigitte for permission to take pictures during the ceremony. The actress allegedly stomped her foot and cried out “Non, non, non!” before bursting into tears. Fifty-eight years later, and this checked look is just as dramatic—conjuring up images of passionate silver screen stars, summer romance, and the south of France. With these thoughts in mind, we rounded up our favorite gingham looks for the season—from work-appropriate wrap dresses to pretty pink patterned frocks inspired by Bardot’s ultimate babe status and super-cool stacked heels, these pieces are so cute they could lead to your own run in with the paps.
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