GINGHAM A NEW CLASSIC FOR SPRING/SUMMER.

GINGHAM FOR SPRING & SUMMER

HELLO DARLINGS! It's gingham time . Its May already I can't believe it . May Day the first of  May has come and gone. Did you know that May Day was originally  a spring festival and then in the 19th century became a day for International workers. Many of those workers worked in the textile industry making fabric . I know that many of my fore fathers in the North of England, worked in those fabric mills. No doubt gingham was  one of those fabrics they produced. Gingham is an old fabric that has a checkered past.

GINGHAM EVERYWHERE

By and large gingham is a very common and popular fabric. Since gingham was a very inexpensive fabric at the turn of the century it was used much like muslin. Therefore dressmakers and tailors would use gingham to make an inexpensive fitting garment prior to making the clothing in fashion fabric.

On the other hand ,Judy Garland wore gingham as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz . Gingham was used as a household fabric in the 1940's ,50's. and 60's. Therefore many of us have seen gingham table cloths , picnic cloths and curtains. Similarily the popularity of this fabric grew in the 1950's and became very trendy as a shirt fabric. In the meantime in 1959 Brigitte Bardot shocked the fashion world and wore a pink gingham dress for her wedding . Ultimately this event caused a rush on this fabric in France and the fabric became hard to find. Consequently gingham  earned a place in the fashion world. Therefore we have seen gingham used in many seasons and collections. In the same way it comes as no surprise to see this bright checked fabric come to the forefront on the runway

SPRING

 

GINGHAM FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2017

 Of course Brigitte Bardot was ahead of her time when she opted to wear a pink gingham dress to wed actor Jacques Charrier in the summer of 1959. However gingham is still known mostly for the Dorothy-association and its place at a picnic. Therefore girls whether you're starring in the remake of the Beverly Hillbillies or as Mary Ann in the touring company of  Gilligans Island this checked print is back in a big way.

It's been a while since we covered the runway shows for  S/S 17 , and many trends were launched . However no trend seems to have caught on like the return of gingham . The powers that be at Zara have filled the racks and gingham is everywhere . So if you're not a real Zara shopper and want to shop for some luxury gingham items you've come to the right place. 

GIVE ME GINGHAM

 

TOME

This black and white silk sleeveless gingham dress from Tome,is one of my favorites. A perfect dress for a spring or summer wedding, match with a bright colored pump and WOW!
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Farfetch $1895

THOM BROWNE

This young and on trend Thom Browne navy gingham tweed shirt dress. is ideal for a day at the office or an evening out .
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Ssense $1590

PETER PILOTTO

In feminine gingham with a cinching belt at the waist, this Peter Pilotto dress is styled with color-pop statement patches for added edge and youthful attitude. Made from cotton and cut with a full skirt, wear the pointed collar and cropped sleeves with low-key tennis shoes for a modern clash.

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StyleBop $879

JELLYCHESS

This Jellychess Long Gingham Frilled Coat is such a great design . I love this coat

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LN-CC $1160

MSGM

 This MSGM Ruffled Detail Gingham Top, is a perfect choice with jeans or a skirt . White jeans are hot this summer and would go great with this top.
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Italist $194

MARQUES'ALMEIDA

This bold red and white gingham, this cotton dress from Marques\' Almeida is a charming choice made modern with a ruffled tier and an asymmetric hemline. The pointed collar keeps it impeccable.
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StyleBop $293

House of Holland

House of Holland White and purple cotton blend flared gingham trousers from House Of Holland. These are a great fun and versatile look for summer parties!
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Farfetch $353

ROSIE ASSOULIN

Black cotton blend gingham tiered skirt from Rosie Assoulin. Fresh and fun this tiered skirt creates a beautiful silhouette .
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Farfetch $2495

PS BY PAUL SMITH

Yellow and white linen blend classic gingham dress from Ps By Paul Smith. This sunshine spring dress is  lovely and fresh.
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Farfetch $550

 

SHRIMPS

Adorable and eccentric, Shrimps' SS '17 collection was brimming with its innate quirkiness. Styled with an oversized fit, this gingham playsuit will start your summer with a free-spirited attitude.
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With Spring and Summer upon us , shop now for summer ,weddings, parties and  vacations. Nothing really says Spring and Summer more than the checks of gingham. This bright , cheerful  patterned fabric is all the rage. Don't miss out on great style shop with me today . Ciao for now Jandrew

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