Wearing gingham is not square, I swear. In fact, if you do you are right on trend. This month’s challenge for our ‘Style Not Age’ group was my choice and because I was busy helping out with my daughter’s wedding, I decided on gingham and thought I was very witty with the title.

Many of you probably associate gingham with tablecloths and kitchen curtains, or maybe you immediately think of Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in her iconic blue gingham dress. Or maybe some of you remember the legendary Brigitte Bardot chose to marry Jacques Charrier in 1959 in a pink gingham dress.

Well, gingham has been making a statement on the runways in the past few seasons and, of course, the High Street followed suit with plenty of skirts, dresses, shirts and trousers.

You can’t deny that it is eye-catching and I love the vintage feeling to the check pattern.

GG asked me why it was called gingham and to be honest I had to ASK GOOGLE. What is the difference between plaid, gingham and check anyway? It is too complicated to explain so click on this link.

I am not exactly sure if my trousers are gingham, now.  The fabric might be too heavy, maybe they are plain check. But they sure as hell are comfortable and I think stylish.  They are from the Spanish ‘Punto Roma’ label, stocked exclusively by Shaws Department Stores in Ireland.

Below, I teamed them with a Zara shirt, a bargain in the sale for less than €20. My wedges are last year’s from Paula’s in Malahide. And can you get a glimpse of those earrings from Penneys/Primark,  a bargain at €4.

I think they look equally good with with my shirt from The Bias Cut and blue mules from Clarks (a sale purchase).

Oh and I also bought those earrings in peach. Why not?

How did my friends interpret the challenge?

Do they know their gingham from their plaids and checks?

Of course they do. Anna from Anna’s Island Style as always, wows with her vintage finds. Don’t you just love her styling? There is nothing of a wallflower about Anna so hop over to her post to learn more.

Jacqui  is singing in the rain or is that disbelief on her face at those raindrops. Check her details and see where she got those cute gingham trousers at mummabstylish

Emma  is channelling Brigitte Bardot in her colourful pink skirt. I love how she toughens up the look with her tee-shirt. Learn more by clicking on  StyleSplash

Have you tried gingham yet?

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