Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Gingham Crush


Gingham is a medium-weight plain-woven fabric with a checked pattern, usually with white and another color. The name originated from the Malay term, geng-gang, meaning stripedIt was imported into Europe and the American colonies during the 17th century where it was originally striped pattern. 

This fabric was a major economic boost in Manchester, England and the southern U.S. During the 18th century. It started to be woven into checked or plaid patterns and over time, the checked gingham became more popular. For many years, blue and white were the colors of choice. 

Who could forget the most iconic blue and white gingham patterned dress?
The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Today, the gingham fabric is used in many ways: tablecloths, picnic blankets, kitchen curtains, bed sheets, and of course in the fashion industry. 

Chic, simple and fashionable ways to wear gingham:

late afternoon
XO Wil Harris

14 comments:

  1. I love the idea of a gingham print on top and a solid color on the bottom!

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  2. Gingham is so classy. The long sleeve gingham polos are so comfortable!

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    1. Long sleeve gingham polos sounds so cute, love it!

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  3. I adore gingham and it's historical references. The black sequins skirt is my favourite.

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    1. Yeah, the history behind this print is amazing and that sequins skirt is our fav!

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  4. All picture are looking amazing thanks for share on your blog.
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    1. Thank you, we love sharing our blog! Come back and visit :)

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  5. Hi dolls, I had no idea that the gingham print had such a vast history, its so chic and classic, its no wonder it stood the test of time and is able to be reinterpreted continuous through the decades. Lovely post!

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    1. Hi Sam,
      We know right, there's a history lesson in everything. Thank you! :)

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  6. Wow, I love the looks you pulled!
    I would never think to put some of those outfits together...
    Sorry I've been MIA ladies, it's been a busy month for me! Happy to be back and catching up with you... :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel! These fashionistas definitely give us outfit ideas and inspiration.

      You don't have to apologize for anything. If we were getting married we would have been MIA too! Congrats on your wedding!! The pictures are beautiful :)

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XO Wil Harris