Gingham Is Back: How to Wear the Preppy Pattern the 2017 Way

Lauren Caruso
Gingham Is Back: How to Wear the Preppy Pattern the 2017 Way
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If you’ve spent any time around a mall or in the vicinity of the internet, you’ve probably noticed that gingham is making a comeback. Yep, that preppy fabric that was all over J.Crew about a decade ago is now all over Instagram as it enjoys a 2017 resurgence. And though some brands might use gingham and plaid—and tartan, for that matter—interchangeably, it’s the singular color as well as the close-knit checks that make gingham distinctive.

The good news is that it’s possible to pull off the print without looking like you should be touring Princeton’s campus, and even Bella Hadid herself is proof. The 20-year-old model wore these $60 gingham ankle-strap heels from Zara while walking around NYC last weekend—and of course, the shoe promptly sold out.

Bella Hadid Wearing Gingham Print

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Luckily, we found 17 other iterations of the gingham trend—including an A-line poplin skirt, a pair of lace-up sandals that boast the pattern, and a short-sleeved dress you’ll live in all summer long—for you to shop now. Find out favorites ahead!

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Cooperative Straight Neck Gingham Dress, $59; at Urban Outfitters

Solid & Striped Anne-Marie Suit, $168; at Solid & Striped


Photo: Solid & Striped

Zara Lace-Up Flat Sandals, $59.90; at Zara


Eliza Faulkner The Carmen Dress $495; at Need Supply


Photo: Need Supply

H&M Checked Top, $24.99; at H&M


Photo: H&M

Reformation Dolce Dress, $198; at Reformation


Photo: Reformation

tricot Comme des Garçons Gingham Seersucker Knee-Length Skirt $970; at Barneys


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Fame and Partners Gingham Top, $159; at Shopbop


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Farrow Daytona Dress in Cobalt, $68; at Need Supply


Photo: Need Supply

Joshua Sanders Gingham Bow Slides, $321; at Shopbop


Photo: Shopbop

Zara Checked Top, $29.90; at Zara



MINKPINK Wanderer One-Shoulder Ruffle Dress $79; at Urban Outfitters


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Rag & Bone Nevafa Gingham Cropped Top; $225; at Selfridges


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Sanctuary Charlotte Top, $79; at Revolve


Photo: Revolve

Clu Women's Off Shoulder Shirt; $176; at Amazon


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Tibi Gingham Ruched Halter Dress $495; at Shopbop


Photo: Shopbop

ASOS Cold Shoulder Jumpsuit in Gingham, $60; at ASOS


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Yune Ho Gabriel Gingham Top, $380; at Barneys


Photo: Barneys

Pixie Market Blue Gingham Cold Shoulder Top, $82; at Pixie Market


Photo: Pixie Market

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