Gingham For Girls
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In times past gingham would usually conjure images of hoedowns and square dancing. Do se do and the like. Gingham is still a huge part of the country culture (though it’s history goes back much further, and started overseas), but the popularity of this pattern has pushed it into main stream fashion for both men and women. Gingham is a great springtime pattern that is often associated with Easter dresses. But there are lots of grown up fashions that readily sport gingham and can be incorporate into many a closet. Behold…
Forever 21 Gingham Print Shirt – $19.80
If you look to trend yourself out for less, Forever 21 is likely already a go to for you. They’re a great resource if you’re OK with garments that won’t last very long, which most of us ladies are willing to make exceptions on trendy pieces. If you don’t normally sport gingham, but like it right now, here’s a cost effective top that you might end up loving! The navy/white combo is super neutral, and can easily pair with a bright pair of pants or denim.
Gingham was being produced in mills in England during the 18th century, so I’d say the Brits know how to wear gingham. And the dress above is from British company Boden. The bigger checks will work well on lots of bodies, and this dress runs up to a size 18. Available in three colors, including black.
Good looking gingham bottoms can be hard to come by. It’s a busy pattern, and can quickly go wrong. These cropped pants from Banana Republic have a very retro vibe, and can easily be paired with many a top and shoe (best to keep them solid, or prints very minimal, like a small dot). Reviews on these pants are great, so if you’re looking for some gingham bottoms, definitely check these out.
Here’s one for the petite gals. Technically not gingham, because there’s no cotton in the fabric, but we’ll overlook that. Currently on sale at Kohl’s, and likely to remain on sale, since that is how Kohl’s works. This polyester henley has a breezy feel to it, thus a little less “down home on the farm” feeling. The minty-aqua color is perfectly on trend for this spring, and would look great with some cropped khakis and flats or heels at a casual brunch.
How freaking cute is this dress being sold by ASOS (free shipping & returns)? Alternating roses and gingham stripes, with a big fat bow on the chest. This dress wouldn’t quite work for me. I lean towards a D cup, and chest embellishments are just too much sitting on top of the ladies. But if you don’t mind rocking a bow on top of your chest, wear this dress and I’ll live vicariously through you.
What a sweet suit from Betsey Johnson. I love the alternating gingham, and the ruffles aren’t overwhelming. Only available by letter size, so might need to order different sizes for each piece. They’re sold separately, so you can mix and match sizes without worry. You know, just in case you look like Pamela Anderson.
This sandal combines several different trends happening this spring. There’s the gingham. Then there’s the black & white combination on the gingham. But then, that black is paired with brown, which seems to be the IT thing according to every shoe email showing up in my inbox. Whether you’re into any of that or not, these are really cute sandals, and are pretty affordable too. Looking for a smaller heel and bigger price tag? Check these beauties out.
Are you wearing gingham this spring? Share your favorite piece you’ve found in the comments, or on our Facebook page.