Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Gingham Style

Gingham Prints

Made popular in the sixties, and the 18th century before that, Gingham has been around for a long long time. Recognized by its distinguishable checked print, gingham has recently been reinvented on the 2013 runways to suit the modern fashionabilities of the 21st century girl.

On the Runway
The Spring 2013 runways were gingered with gingham prints, each designer using this timeless design in a unique and fresh way. Kinder Aggugini, Marc Jacobs, Lela Rose, Nanette Lepore and Prada kept true to the original essence of the tiny checkered print in their collections. Cacharel, Kate Spade, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Oscar de Renta and Henry Holland jazzed up the print with vibrant colours and trendy silhouettes. Aquilano.Rimondi went for a quirkier appeal, while Sportmax, Marni and Topshop Unique further advanced the print into a grid-like pattern. 

Celebrities Doing Gingham Style

Since it's stint on the Spring and Fall 2013 runways, the trend has been fervently adopted by starlets & socialites, each doing their own spin on Gingham Style. 

Cropped Gingham Frocks
Chloe Moretz went sweet and girly in a pastel pink gingham print Opening Ceremony dress. Sarah Jessica Parker wears a red and white wrapover dress by Oscar de la Renta. Nina Dobrev was onto the trend a year ago, spotted in a flirty denim blue gingham frock by D&G. Kirsten Dunst was delightful in a navy & white vintage-styled Miu Miu look. Even Anna Wintour has caught onto Gingham Style, seen in a red & white Marni dress.

Casual Inspired Gingham Styles
Dita von Teese went retro at Coachella in a black and white flower decked gingham dress. Amber Heard does gingham grunge in a red and black check print midi-skirt, paired with a white vest and black sandals. Miranda Kerr styled her gridded Stella McCartney blazer simply with a jeans and tee. Taylor Swift wears a classic red and black Topshop checkered shirt, with skinny jeans and brogues. Alexa Chung tried out the trend in larger checks, seen in a chic black & white shirt dress by Paul Smith.

Gingham Glam

Gingham can also be dressed up for more formal occasions. Marion Cotillard was elegant in a black and white checked Christian Dior skirt. Carly Rae Jepsen styled her black and white checkerboard dress with a bright red tuxedo blazer and Ruthie Davis spiked stilettos. Miroslava Duma goes for a bolder block print in beige and white by Louis Vuitton. Kylie Minogue wears multi-gingham print in a sexy cut-out Stella McCartney dress.

Get With The Trend

Gingham Style is easy to incorporate into any wardrobe, starting with a simple checkered shirt, t-shirt or skirt. If you prefer fully checking into the trend, why not try a gingham printed dress or jumpsuit. These are some gingham printed pieces available in stores and online.

Black & White
1. Midi checked skirt. $67.88
2. Grid-print white and black top. $49.90 Zara.
3. Window pane print jumpsuit. £38
4. Check It Out cut-out dress. $48
5. Checkered Jacquard Blazer. $99.90 Zara.
6. Gingham print dress. $22.80 Forever 21.
7. Modern Fairytale dress. $154.99
8. Gingham black checkered shirt. $15.80 Forever 21.

Gingham in Colour

9. Lime green checked day dress. £27 H! by Henry Holland at
10. Orange & white checked 'Kati' cardigan. $149.80 Kate Spade at
     Navy & White 'bromme street' denim capris. $118.80 Kate Spade at
11. Pink & orange 'Stacy' taffeta checked skirt. $348 Marc by Marc Jacobs at
12. Blue and white Ozzie Gingham dress. $48
13. Wine red and white skater check dress. $93.34
14. Classic pink gingham print shirt. $17.80 Forever 21

Do you Adore or Abhor Gingham Style?


Cheyenne Ji said...

I kind of love this!

Joy Shana said...

Am wearing plaid on my blog today:) lovely post Sam

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! I like this kind of print too! I think is perfect for spring and summer but have to admit that still dont own any garment with it! In particular I'd love to have a coloured shirt in gingham, something similar to the one Taylor Swift is wearing, also a blazer but in black and white, something as your n.5 find by Zara, very posh!:) Have a great day dear, big kiss! xo

Marta Purriños Hernández said...

Love every look you posted!!!

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My Urban Market said...

Hi Sam. I'm a big fan of this style and I really like these selections. Anna Wintour looks always perfect and I just love her dress. Kisses.


Katie Frank said...

I love this style *_*

Pip said...

Hi Sam! THanks for checking in. :) So, I love gingham print and always will, as I love 60's prints so much! I am obsessed with Mira Duma in Louis Vuitton and I want that outfit soooooo badly! I'm determined to learn to sew just so that I can make my own outfit just like it one day! Haha! I'm nuts! xx Pip

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selinalie said...

I love this style. Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton are one of my favourite.
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Mihaela Pojogu said...

wow such great selection, love each items!
for deff!

Flavia Eriel said...

love all your photos!IT'S SO PRETTY!!!

Stella said...

I liked Kirsten Dunst's look!
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Alyssa said...

I love the look of gingham–especially when the pattern is really large!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I love how you can really apply it for any kind of event!

Always Maylee said...

I definitely love gingham. I think it's such a cute print, no matter the size or color!

xo, Yi-chia
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Ivana said...

Can you believe that the only place I'm currently using gingham is on my tablecloth? Such a shame! But it is about to change: I'm utterly smitten with that red & white Asos dress, and I'm about to hunt it down :) Thank you for the inspiration, sweetie!

Have a lovely day! Sending lots of love and hugs

xx Ivana

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

I used to be afraid of wearing gingham, but I think the print has gotten a lot friendlier and cooler over the years.

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Denisa said...

So many perfect outfits. Have a great day.

Paola Lauretano said...

I love gingham style!!!
Louis Vuitton prints are my favourite for this season!!!!
Love & hugs my dear!!!!

tenku butang said...

i love that one! No. 10. Orange & white checked 'Kati' cardigan.!! coz i love orange!

judith said...

Genial post!!

Style-Delights said...

There is something very wholesome and fresh about gingham!!! love the no 9 dress so much! the green one! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Sasha Kayes said...

Gingham style is amazing!

Eva M. said...

I love the black & white trend!
Great post!!

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kim bim said...

I think the Gingham trend is fabulous,

Linda Becaca said...

Carly in her gingham look was perfect! I love this bold print now :)

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Carmen said...

Wow, seems like this trend is everywhere! Thanks for making us aware of it :)

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aki! said...

I honestly haven't identified this as one of the hot trends for the summer, but I can totally see it. It's a very summery pattern.

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Jacy said...

Love so many of those runway looks (and Balmain always, of course). Nina Dobrev's dress is adorable too!


Anonymous said...

I didn't know you call it gingham style. Reading the title of this post, I was scared it was going to be about some kind of a new Gangnam style, to be honest :-p
It's not really my thing, but I do like Marion Cotillard's look.


Vannessa@Luxuria said...

I've always avoided gingham as they remind me of tablecloths ;-) But your selections have certainly made me re-consider. Hope you are well Sweets xx

The Chic Sheet said...

I am totally into this trend, because it can be styled so many ways.


Megan, said...

why don't i have more gingham in my life? Xo, Megan,

Dressed with soul said...

The Gingham pattern, dearest Sam, is one of my most fav patterns <3 For example I own a blouse in black&white Gingham which I have worn so often that soon it will break ;) Many thanks for your effort for this wonderful inspiration!

Big hugs from Bavaria, Rena

Peet said...

I had no idea, this is called Gingham. Judging by the title, I thought this post has something to do with that (annoying) song Gangnam style.:D I'm sure glad it doesn't... I'm not the biggest fan of the smaller versions, but that Stella McCartney blazer Miranda has on is to die for!!

Caro * said...

Beautiful styles and pieces ! Very inspiring :)

Mindy Fan said...

In the black and white section, dress number 4 is quite something! It almost seems like an optical illusion to me with all the lines and cut outs!

Ana Aleksic said...

I like it! <3

Denise said...

I love it, but sometimes I think it's not so good on me or rather, you know how people used to look at the way I dressed in the past, and I have downdressed so to fit... I was wrong, but I preferred this way, not to be so outstanding! I loved the Oscar de la Renta's skirt and Kisten Dunst's outfit!!!! I just saw you posted aboit Selena Gomez yesterday, but I was solving family issues, you know... next week I hope things get to be normal again!

We Are MIXT Bloggers said...

Great styles:)

Tere Ávila said...

great looks honey, inspirational post!


Josie said...

Love this trend, it's so cute and fifties! Alexa's dress is my fave xxx

Trenchcoats to Tiaras said...

Oh I love the Oscar de La Renta and Prada ones, they're so lovely. Of the pieces you're showing, I love 1, 7, 11, and 13. So pretty! And thank you for the compliments on my post.


Rebecca said...

I really love the gingham print! I think the dress Kristen Dunst is wearing is so perfectly sweet! These looks are wonderful inspiration!


Alessandra said...

Loving Oscar de La Renta's look!

VintageDanielle said...

I love this pattern, it's so adorable and the gingham dresses have a fun retro feel which I love! I'm keeping an eye out for a little gingham dress for myself!

Sakuranko said...

Not goubt Gingham color is my favorite!

Sonia De Macedo said...

I quite like this type of pattern but it depends on the cut of the design because sometimes it can look really cheap! Though I'm loving all your pics posted here!


Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Fantastic round up Sam! I'm loving the colourful prints but not so much the monochrome look, it looks a little dated to me, I guess y'know as it's been around since the 18th century...(I didn't know that, amazing!).

Loving Nina Dobrev and Marion Cotillard's looks the most - so chic! And that ASOS skater dress is just delish, absolutely gorgeous!

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Kim Alston said...

i adore gingham, when it's done right! hahaha great post sam!

Zahra Sandberg said...

There is something playful about gingham yet still classic and elegant. I like how versatile it is - from super casual in a button down, to a formal full dress. Love this post - very informative!


Pamela RG said...

Oh my Sam, do you know that Gingham is my favourite style? I have Gingham blouses in different colours. I can't help to buy and wear them. Love them.

Emily {Isnt That Charming} said...

I'm obsessed with this pattern! It's perfect for summer.
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Dawn Gibson-Thigpen said...

Gingham rocks! My mom used to wear it years ago! And it Still rocks!


Kacie Cone said...

Oh my god I am OBSESSED with Kirsten Dunst's dress, that is too adorable for words!

trishie said...

I think gingham is a sweet retro print and works really well in casual styles.

ELISA said...

I adore this print! Wanna buy a gingham skirt soon

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Beauty Follower said...

Goodmorning dear!
I want Kristen's Dunst dress, the Dorothy Perkins jumpsuit
and the Oscar Delarenta green outfit.
Cotillard elegant as always.

Dascha Boonstra said...

Cool :D


Nicole said...

Hi Sam! So nice to visit your blog again after being away. I love gingham, especially the LV look! The bigger the print, the better.
Hope you are well?

Natalia A said...

I"ve always loved that Kinder Aggugini dress... Wish I had it. x

Daniella said...

Hi Sam, what a wonderful post! So many amazing looks with some very beautiful gingham pieces, i'd love to own some more gingham printed clothes! I think you've inspired me to start looking :)

Take care
Daniella xox

yosivoyalamoda said...

Great post!


Mira said...

I love this trend. I need that ModCloth fairytale dress <3


Mili said...

I love your roundup posts :) I only own small gingham print but now I need some big printed items after seeing these ladies!
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Lady parisienne said...

Very nice looks you did a very cool selection!

miss b said...

I think gingham is the classic summer print and it often reminds me of school uniforms as our primary school summer dresses were pale blue and white gingham! It's a fresh, fun print too and I especially like the bigger checks that you have featured here. The designs are certainly more stylish than our school dresses.

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Jessica said...

Such great selection! I love this trend, very cute print :)

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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Gorgeous trend and I totally love it!
Hope you are well darling!!!

S said...

Love gingham style, especialy in colorful way!
Love kirsten dunst dress!!!

vgolove said...

I love this style!

Best wishes!

Gina said...

ooh, I love look number 11 in the last set. I do love gingham. I think my very favorite is pairing a gingham shirt tied up with something super feminine....lake a lace skirt or a long tulle skirt.

XO, Gina

Diva Desle said...

I love shirts in this style with blue jeans. Would love to get a dress though. Looks so cute!

sabrina said...

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Johanna said...

Love SJP's dress big time and #11 please all day long!

blackberryfashion said...

amazing prints!! :)

CoutureTrend Jessica said...

Love black and white style

Regine Karpel said...

Love Chloe Moretz and Anna Wintour!

Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
I love gingham print and Kirsten Dunst totally rocks it!

Have the best day ever,

mademoiselle mode said...

Kristen.D and Marion.C are just amazing ^^
Perfect style

Lovely selection sweety :)

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Fabrizia said...

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Natasha Gregson said...

I've always had a big appreciation for gingham :) My ultimate fave is Kirsten Dunst, but she can do no wrong!


Vanessa Pur said...

I have to say I am not the biggest fan - but it looks interesting - but I doubt it would be my kind of style :) Love from Munich,


Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

It is a timeless print and Kirsten Dunst wears it beautifully!

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Miss Top Ten Image said...

Darling thanks for your lovely comment on my today's post. I feel honored coming from you!! ;-)
I DO LOVE gingham style 'cause it always remind me to a pinup girl (my alter ego in a past life!!!! Hahahahaha)

Bailey Schneider said...

This a trend that can look so right and so wrong ... You have to wear it with confidence for sure! It can look gorgeous when right!

Stylish By Nature said...

Love this trend ...So chic :)


Rowan Reiding said...

Love the casual ginghams!



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Demi Mist said...

I didn't know all this, nice trend!
Very nice photos!!! said...

needto pull out my ginghand dress! love all these collages!

Elisabeth said...

I think it could work for me only as a jacket. Thank you Sam for your kind comment on my blog!

E from Helsinki

Jessica said...

I love Gingham printed items. Gingham is such a girl next door, sweet kind of way to go. I love all of the items you have shown, but the dress Nina Dobrev is wearing is absolutely amazing!

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Style Servings said...

Hahaa I love the title of this post! You found some really awesome stuff, drooling over all of it!

Gabriele said...

love this trend very much, sadly I dont own any pieces with this print myself.. I'd love to, but I think I'd rather see it on others than myself! :)

Toks said...

Great post. I'm a bit in the middle with this gingham trend. I've seen a couple of things that I like but I still haven't totally decided yet.

Kashaya said...

Love the titel of this post and I love this trend.=)

Elle Sees said...

Love gingham! I'm doing gingham nails next month on the blog

Olivia said...

So cute! It reminds me of picnics or something:)
Hugs & Kisses,

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Anonymous said...

I can only agree with this trend! Love anything 60s inspired.


BELULOVE said...

love marian cotillard!!!!!! ♥♥♥

Jessica said...

Beautiful clothes! I love gingham. Always have. I especially love when it is in fresh or unexpected colors.


jo said...

I only have one gingham shirt from J.Crew and I haven't even wore it.

xo Jo

Adrielle said...

Lovely looks!

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Margaret Cruzemark said...

Well everything is moving on circles. So does fashion. We will wear something for now and we will forget it next year.
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Afina blog said...

love pink dress in the second set!

Anna Moore said...

oh these set is more than awesome! so well done, Sam!