So it feels like Gingham prints have been around forever and worn by everyone from:
Margot Robbie, styled for Marie Claire
Reese Witherspoon,styled for The Edge
But where did this lucious print come from?
Almost everywhere country claims the Gingham print as their own.
With the French calling it ‘Vichy‘ as they believe it originated in the Vichy region, France. Whilst in Germany it is claimed it comes from Bayern but Italians say it originated from Northern Italy.
It’s not surprising that so many counties want to take credit for this durable, easy to wash, traditional print. In Indonesia the gingham print symbolises the fight between good and evil. However, in Japan the print is wrapped around a statue to represent the death of a child.
Gingham print in Europe.
It was first imported from Egypt in the 17th century in stripe form. It wasn’t until the 18th Century when a Manchester Mill began to weave it into the checked, blue patterns, we know and love today!
The gingham print is just so versatile, the print itself is quite conservative but it’s the way its applied to clothing that counts. Plus the easy going print means you can match it with almost anything. The choice is yours!
As by putting the gingham print on a Bardot top you instantly Change it from something you’d find in a nursery to a bold, edgy look.
Long Sleeved Tops
New Look|Blue Gingham Floral Embroidered Bardot Neck Top £22.99
Pretty Little Thing| Byrani Orange Gingham Print Bardot £18
Pretty Little Thing|Nellie Red Gingham Check Bardot Top £22
Short sleeved Tops
Peacocks| Women’s light Blue Gingham Bardot Top
Mixing prints is always a good idea in my book! This season I’m absolutely loving this style.
Asos|Boohoo Mixed Gingham Tie Shoulder Top £22
New Look| Mixed Gingham Ruffle Top £17.99, from Asos
For this season I’m also loving the Gingham print applie to cute co-ord 2 piece sets. For it just encompasses all the good things about summer and offers a playful twist to the look.
You can shop this set at Boohoo.com
Or this one at Pretty Little Thing
And if you’d like a bright colour then there’s this co ord set, from Zara
With a Gingham dress you can’t go wrong it’s the epitome of effortless Chic. And the lively print helps to brighten up any basic dress.
New Look| Black Gingham Cold Shoulder Dress £29.99
ASOS| Sleeveless Ruffle Shift Dress in Gingham Check £38
So there you have it folks. The gingham print! This print is more flexible than Simone Biles- the styles, the looks, the colour, it’s got it all! I’m so happy it’s found it’s way back to the right side of style.
Let me know in the comments. if you love this print too? How you wear it ? What other prints/trends your loving? If you want to include more historical elements?
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