It seems like the whole fashion world became obsessed with gingham at the same time. The Spring/Summer 2017 runways were flooded with the twee fabric, but instead of 1950s house dresses or picnic blankets, brands turned out magnificently shaped, draped, and cut designs. As if that weren’t enough proof that the trend is huge right now, Pinterest has just released a report of July 2017’s top trends, with search results for “gingham outfits” up 100 percent from last year.
Altuzarra made ladylike and feminine summery dresses and office-appropriate pencil skirts in the print, while Ellery, Rosie Assoulin, and MSGM experimented with off-kilter renderings. Meanwhile, lots of other brands turned out simple gingham frocks and accessories for an easy summertime look. In the gallery below, you’ll find style inspiration from the likes of Emily Ratajkowski and Queen Rania, followed by plenty of shoppables including accessories for when you want to merely dip your toe in the trend.
Make gingham the centerpiece of your look by choosing a statement piece, like a belted trench.
Don’t want to show too much skin? Layer an off-kilter gingham top over a lightweight tee.
A pop of gingham is an easy way to incorporate the micro trend without going overboard.
Pro tip: Colorful gingham increases the style quotient of your look exponentially.
Emily Ratajkowski dons the perfect summer look in a simple gingham minidress.
Queen Rania of Jordan does a more sophisticated version of gingham in a tie-front Loewe dress.
If you’re heading full tilt into the trend, then you won’t mind a look that blends gingham in different colors together.
Feminize your look by wearing a lightweight gingham trench over a dress with a slightly longer hem.
Selena Gomez does gingham like nobody else: in off-shoulder coordinated separates.
Sophie Milner does her gingham dress justice by pairing it with flattering statement accessories.
The Zara skirt that everyone is raving about juxtaposes really well against futuristic pieces like silver booties.