Gingham… summer trend to try

Summer trend to try… gingham.


Once summer arrives, I’m a sucker for a preppy summer trend, and this season is no different. If I’m not sporting polka dots or florals, you can catch me hanging out in gingham which is a real hot weather winner too. There’s something quite cooling about donning a flowy gingham garment and the fact that you are hitting a couple of trend notes to boot means you can’t go wrong by picking up one of these beauties this month.

gingham-notesfromastylistWearing an Alena dress from Shopbop, Castaner wedges and  Sophie Anderson summer bag.

Gingham is the perfect hot weather attire to sport and fab for foreign climes if you happen to be travelling this summer. Brigitte Bardot famously got married in a gingham wedding dress and triggered a shortage of the fabric in France. While Dorothy made it all the way to Oz and back to Kanzas in her checkered look.

Gingham |ˈɡɪŋəm|

noun [mass noun]

lightweight plain-woven cotton cloth typically checked in white and a bold colour: [as modifier]: gingham curtains.


early 17th century: from Dutch gingang, from Malay genggang (originally an adjective meaning striped).


Gingham is quite a full-on print to carry off, so when wearing yours, keep the rest of your outfit minimal so that the pattern can do all the talking and you don’t get lost in a pattern or colour clash. It tends to come in basic black, red or navy, but you can also find some glorious yellow and green checks appearing in some accessories. So if you fancy dabbling in the trend but don’t want to go the whole hog and wear it head to toe, then a neat solution is to nab an accessory or two to show a nod to the trend.


Gingham… where to shop.


There are oodles of sales on right now, so you need to be quick to nab your gingham look before they are all gone, and AW18 starts landing in stores. On the plus side, so many high street brands are nailing the fast delivery service that you can probably order a pile of things today which will arrive by the end of day tomorrow. So strike while the iron’s hot – here are some of our faves out there right now – click the images to shop.

For more summer trends take a peek at previous posts here.

With thanks to the fab Jane Looker for these images.


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