Gingham- Gingham usually comes in a checkered pattern and is distinguished by white and colored, even-sized checks. This pattern is formed by horizontal and vertical stripes (usually of the same color) that cross each other on a white background to form even checks. Gingham originated as a striped pattern when it was first imported in the 17th century and had become woven into a check pattern during the mid-18th century, with blue and white being the most popular choice in color.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
know your prints; the print called GINGHAM
Hi guys, as fashion divas and divos it's very necessary that we know not just how to wear what we wear, but that we know exactly what we are wearing, so today's fashion education we'll focus on the print called GINGHAM
Gingham is a medium-weight balanced plain woven fabric made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarn. It is made of carded or combed, medium or fine yarns,where the colouring is on the warpyarns and always along the grain (weft). Gingham has no right or wrong side with respect
When most people refer to Gingham Prints, they quickly turn to picnic, and with the all honesty, who wants to be reminded of a picnic table cloth, or any thing picnic related when a wearing a Gingham Printed garment, I know I wouldn't, so that's where I come in.
3 Tips for How to Not Look Like a Tablecloth
Don't be afraid to go for more bold Gingham prints, try to venture away from the red and blue, wearing different colors would allow you to get creative an create a fun but unexpected twist on such a timeless print.
When wearing vintage style Gingham prints, try mixing in modern pieces to make this look more trendy and less grandma-ish.
Smaller Gingham prints looks less like a tablecloth, but if you're wearing a much larger print, adding a nude color will balance out your look.
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