Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fall-Winter 2015/16 Ready-to-Wear CHANEL Show

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Model: Helen Bunney. Photo: John French. London, 1957


An All-American Appeal takes reign this spring revitalizing the Gingham pattern




Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015- RTW- Runway






Ranging in scale (size) and colors, Gingham is Spring 2015 staple




Cute Gingham shorts don a retro vibe making your warm-weather look, timeless




Fabric fluidity with a gingham pattern is a fresh feminine figure-flattering approach to wearing this trend


Allowing movement, will keep the grid-like/ stripe-esque structure from looking too boxy and unflattering








To keep your look clean amongst the fabulous Gingham pattern, is wearing or rolling your sleeves above the wrist, exposing a little skin, breaking the line of continuous pattern






Piecing together a crop-top in Gingham will pull the heart-strings of every nostalgic, longing for the days of meeting your pal at the soda shop, picnicking in the park,  and indulging in an ice cream cone before the sock hop 



...or channeling your inner pin-up vixen status


Eva Herzigova, Guess ad










Elle Singapore



A Gingham crop top is also a great way to infuse a little of the trend without the worry of pattern over-haul


Gingham crop tops




Dolce Gabbana crop bustier
$930 - mytheresa.com

Oscar de la Renta crop top
net-a-porter.com

Madewell ruched top
madewell.com

MINKPINK blouse
azaleasf.com

Black top
$45 - marksandspencer.com

Miss Selfridge clothing
$42 - missselfridge.com



When pairing with a pattern-heavy top, like Gingham, give your body some shape and make your look more interesting with some of these favorites:

Give your body some shape with these skirts





River Island short a line skirt
$45 - riverisland.com

Black zipper skirt
$21 - yoins.com



Fun prints keep your look modern with a classic gingham top

Printed Skirts to pair with Gingham




MSGM a line skirt
$320 - farfetch.com

Black skirt
$565 - viviennewestwood.com

Ted Baker black maxi skirt
$210 - harrods.com

Jane Norman high waisted skirt
$53 - janenorman.co.uk



Keep a modern edge by adding pops of color, surface texture, and details of interest to your ensemble




Choosing Gingham pieces that are tapered in at the waist, or simply belting it will create a figure-flattering silhouette, by allowing the lines of the pattern to have natural curve keeping you from looking too rectangular or juvenile




Texture Mixed with Gingham




Chloé black and white top
matchesfashion.com

Long length top
$88 - peopletree.co.uk

Fendi sport skirt
$1,155 - flannels.com

VIVETTA jacquard skirt
$355 - avenue32.com

River Island evening skirt
$30 - riverisland.com







Vogue Italia, June 1992


Lasso up your western side for a sultry sass


Jane Fonda :1965, Cat Ballou




Brigitte Bardot





Sears catalog, 1957




















Add accessories with pops of color to keep a black and white gingham pattern, fun, fresh, and spring time ready






































DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Voyage Gingham Colorblock Leather Large Tote




This Gingham look is as All- American as apple pie on the 4th of July




Vogue UK 1992






Harper’s Bazaar US 1995







The obviously timeless pattern Gingham, time and time again has proven a modest gal can still be a knock-out 







Your Gingham pieces belong in the ever cherished archive portion of your closet to be forever cherished, and possibly passed down to those lucky few



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