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Is there anything more quintessential than gingham style when it comes to warm-weather dressing? Decade after decade the print has proven its lasting influence, taking on many forms over the years, from tea-length shirt dresses of the ’50s to the minimalist slips of the ’90s. It is no surprise that designers consistently find ways of incorporating the heritage pattern into their spring and summer offerings.
True to form, there was no shortage of the iconic print on the runway this season. Gingham proved to be a standout trend as seen on the feminine and classic silhouettes at Michael Kors, reinterpreted as sequin evening wear looks at Carolina Herrera, and most recently, injected into many of the statement looks at Jacquemus’s tropical-infused destination show in Hawaii.
This season, gingham gravitates toward the slightly cooler, downtown look, rather than your typical cotton sundress. Look for fresh-feeling silhouettes like an oversize blazer shape to play with proportions, or reach for a stretch knit fabric that nods to the sportier side of this knowingly sweeter print. Don’t be afraid to try bold colors too, like rich neon hues, that break away from the norm. Matching sets also take front and center, making for easy outfit ideas. Shop 21 gingham pieces to ace the trend below.
The exaggerated pattern on this polo takes the style from country club to downtown cool.