Dainty florals, nautical stripes, and animal prints – these have all reemerged on the style scene in the last couple of years, and are now truly staples in any stylish woman’s wardrobe. There’s one quaint print, however, that has become the latest trend and a must-have, especially for spring and summer: gingham.
Gingham has that whimsical, old-fashioned vibe that is now a unique fashion statement. It first became iconic when seen on Dorothy with her ruby red slippers in Wizard of Oz. Then came Marilyn Monroe, who posed for LIFE magazine with trousers in the print; and Brigitte Bardot, who wore it for her wedding (and started a craze for gingham in France at the time). It was no longer just a picnic blanket fabric but a chic dressy print.