Gingham is one of the trends for spring 2015. I hardly consider gingham to be a trend. It is a classic pattern that is always in style in some form. This is a trend anyone can wear. Defined only as “lightweight plain-woven cotton cloth, typically checked in white and a bold colour” gingham can be found in many different colours and pattern sizes.
Gingham Tip: Generally a larger sized pattern will make you look larger and can be overwhelming on a small frame. Smaller patterns are easier on the eyes, combine well with more and are easier to wear on all body types. If the check is small enough it reads as a solid to the eyes.
Here are some of the ways I’ve worn gingham in the past…
One of my favourite vintage pieces, a 1950’s gingham dress.
The gingham pattern on this top is so small it reads as a solid to the eyes.
I think it adds a fresh funky touch here.
And now some fresh new ideas on how to wear gingham…
Outfit #1 Gingham top, Skirt, Sweater, Shoes
Outfit #2 Sweater, Skirt another skirt WAY cheaper, Shoes
I put together these ensembles with pieces from my own wardrobe showcasing new ideas on how to wear gingham.
Of course gingham looks great with solids, but I like to push the envelope.