Focus: Burda Style Issue 01/2022: Wild About Checks

Delicate, dainty, and feminine are not necessarily the adjectives we’d automatically associate with checkered pattern. But we cannot forget that the palette goes well beyond the classic, rustic look of tartan plaid. The fabrics we currently see on the catwalk are synonymous with brightness, lightness, and color—even neon! The proof is with these sophisticated models from the January issue. So, don’t be a square and get your checks on!


Beige Dress with Yellow and Blue Squares

Robe beige, à carreaux jaunes et bleus


Is it the midi length, the springlike color, or the large three-quarter sleeves that make this model so light and fresh? In any case, this dress is fabulous all on its own thanks to its skirt with fine gathers at the waist. However, it also pairs so well with a blazer, like in the photo below!


Trousers with Neon Checks

Pantalon aux carreaux fluo


What could be better than revamping classic work trousers with a neon checked fabric? The contrast is the epitome of trendy, yet the model remains timeless and sophisticated thanks to the diagonal flap pockets and satin stripes along the legs.


Blended Wool Coat

Manteau en laine mélangée


Haute couture and a very English style unite in this tart candy-colored coat. It is sure to be one of your wardrobe’s it pieces! You will need some sewing expertise to create this model, but the deep box pleat at the back makes it all worthwhile.


Your Blazer: To Match, or Not to Match?

Blazer assorti… ou non


Even with its more masculine look, this blazer will be an ode to your femininity. The long shawl collar, cropped cut, and light checkered pattern is the recipe for success for your next DIY project.


Asymmetrical Blouse

Blouse asymétrique


This model is both posh and casual! Matching up the checks is not the easiest thing on earth, but you can always sew this model in a solid color. What really makes this model unique is its asymmetrical placket.


All these models and many more can be found in the December 2021 issue of Burda Style, which can be found in shops or as PDF patterns by clicking on the button below!