Trends on Trial: Gingham Print

Gingham print at ASOS

(Dress and capri pants, both ASOS)

Gingham is one of those trends-that-isn’t-really-a-trend. It IS a trend in that it’s everywhere right now: most of our favourite stores are stocking at least one picnic-blanket-printed item, and every day we seem to spot another gingham something-or-other popping up online. At the same time, though…that happens almost every year, doesn’t it? It seems that checks are to summer what coloured tights are to winter. Or what hair dye is to Katy Perry, say.

Still, our point stands: there’s a lot of gingham around right now. And we want to know what you think of it. Does it fill you with glee, or do you just want to spread these items on the grass and throw yourself a picnic on them? Do tell…and if you need more evidence, take a look at our gingham gallery, featuring items from ASOS, Free People, Miu Miu and more:

10 Comments

  • May 2, 2012

    Moni

    It clearly depends on the colour and what item it is. The first photo is a good example: The dress is lovely, the pants are hideous (even without the yellow socks). I truly love the black-and-white dress, the shoes that follow right after and the bathing suit.
    Red, dark blue, black and a not too light green are always okay in my opinion, pink never, and light blue and teal sometimes. (see the examples above)
    But in any case I would restrict myself to not wearing more than one gingham item at once.

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    • May 2, 2012

      Julie

      Agree. The dresses are really cute, but not into pants with prints in general.

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  • May 2, 2012

    P.Cruz

    Eh… For me it’s a big no. I’d rather not look like a picnic blanket. I honestly would’ve loved the black and white shoe and the blue dress if it were not for the print.

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  • May 2, 2012

    naiadknight

    I love it all, but as petite as I am, I hafta take care not to wear too huge a print, lest I look like I’m being eaten by a picnic blanket.

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  • May 2, 2012

    e

    I love gingham. In almost every incarnation (although I might not be able to cope with head to toe double/triple gingham)…

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  • May 4, 2012

    Arielle

    Depends on the color and the item for me, too. If I liked the style of the item well enough I’d be okay with the gingham – I think.

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  • May 7, 2012

    Rock Hyrax

    My school uniform dress was gingham; I’ve never worn it since. (That’s both the dress and the pattern.)

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  • May 11, 2012

    Linda

    I purchased the black/white dress from Delias… it looks great in the photo, but is not that well made and doesn’t hold up nicely! Boo had to send it back..

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  • May 16, 2012

    Lein

    Speaking of picknick blankets… Look at this dress: http://www.reddishstudio.com/things/buttercup01.htm

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  • June 30, 2012

    mary

    the checkered print is good for elly mae on the beverly hillbillies

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