How to Wear Gingham

Last Updated on July 13, 2021 by Ellen Christian

When I think of gingham, the first thing I think of is Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Do you remember that gingham dress she wore in the opening scene? No. I’m not recommending you look like Dorothy did in the movie. Once you know how to wear gingham, you’ll see what a versatile and stylish pattern it can be.

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How to wear gingham

How to Wear Gingham

Gingham is a lightweight checked fabric that pairs white and a bolder color. The fabric chosen is typically a cotton blend and the pattern was very popular in the 1960s. As with all things vintage, gingham is making a comeback. Vogue mentioned gingham as one of the 2015 spring trends, and I fell in love with a few of the looks they shared. Of course, a $2000 Dolce and Gabbana dress isn’t in my fashion budget but that doesn’t mean I can’t create my gingham look that is more budget friendly.

I’ve found that one of the most important things to keep in mind when experimenting with how to wear gingham is moderation. While a supermodel might be able to wear a gingham dress, shoes, and bag, the chances are that I’ll look like a pair of curtains if I try the same thing. With this outfit, I paired a plain pair of white skinny jeans with a bolder gingham poplin top. Because the gingham is such a bold print, I chose a pair of solid navy sandals and a navy clutch as accessories. You could easily wear a solid navy top and accessorize with shoes and bag that have a gingham pattern instead.

I love taking the latest trends and changing them into something that works better for me. For more information on what’s trending, check out this video:


White Skinny Jeans | Gingham Cotton Poplin Top

iPhone CaseCharles David Sandal

Navy Clutch Bag | Heart Stud Earrings

How to wear gingham

10 thoughts on “How to Wear Gingham”

  1. I’ll be honest, I love gingham but have never worn because I didn’t really know how. I love this post and now will definitely have to go get a cute gingham top or something 🙂


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