Check Mate

Model: Helen Bunney. Photo: John French. London, 1957

An All-American Appeal takes reign this spring revitalizing the Gingham pattern

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015- RTW- Runway

Ranging in scale (size) and colors, Gingham is Spring 2015 staple

Cute Gingham shorts don a retro vibe making your warm-weather look, timeless

Fabric fluidity with a gingham pattern is a fresh feminine figure-flattering approach to wearing this trend

Allowing movement, will keep the grid-like/ stripe-esque structure from looking too boxy and unflattering

To keep your look clean amongst the fabulous Gingham pattern, is wearing or rolling your sleeves above the wrist, exposing a little skin, breaking the line of continuous pattern
Piecing together a crop-top in Gingham will pull the heart-strings of every nostalgic, longing for the days of meeting your pal at the soda shop, picnicking in the park,  and indulging in an ice cream cone before the sock hop 

or channeling your inner pin-up vixen status

Eva Herzigova, Guess ad

Elle Singapore

A Gingham crop top is also a great way to infuse a little of the trend without the worry of pattern over-haul

Gingham crop tops

Dolce Gabbana crop bustier
$930 –


Black top
$45 –

Miss Selfridge clothing
$42 –

When pairing with a pattern-heavy top, like Gingham, give your body some shape and make your look more interesting with some of these favorites:

Give your body some shape with these skirts

River Island short a line skirt
$45 –

Black zipper skirt
$21 –

Fun prints keep your look modern with a classic gingham top

Printed Skirts to pair with Gingham

MSGM a line skirt
$320 –

Black skirt
$565 –

Ted Baker black maxi skirt
$210 –

Jane Norman high waisted skirt
$53 –

Keep a modern edge by adding pops of color, surface texture, and details of interest to your ensemble

Choosing Gingham pieces that are tapered in at the waist, or simply belting it will create a figure-flattering silhouette, by allowing the lines of the pattern to have natural curve keeping you from looking too rectangular or juvenile

Texture Mixed with Gingham

Chloé black and white top

Long length top
$88 –

Fendi sport skirt
$1,155 –

VIVETTA jacquard skirt
$355 –

River Island evening skirt
$30 –

Vogue Italia, June 1992
Lasso up your western side for a sultry sass

Jane Fonda :1965, Cat Ballou
Brigitte Bardot

Sears catalog, 1957

Add accessories with pops of color to keep a black and white gingham pattern, fun, fresh, and spring time ready
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DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Voyage Gingham Colorblock Leather Large Tote

This Gingham look is as All- American as apple pie on the 4th of July

Vogue UK 1992

Harper’s Bazaar US 1995

The obviously timeless pattern Gingham, time and time again has proven a modest gal can still be a knock-out 

Your Gingham pieces belong in the ever cherished archive portion of your closet to be forever cherished, and possibly passed down to those lucky few


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