The Gingham

For me, wearing gingham gives me flashback terrors of Nigerian boarding schools such as ill fitted dresses, punishments from seniors and feeling so inadequate amongst my peers.

So, how exactly does a grown-up gal wear this wholesome print that she swore against and still look chic? This is my fresh take on wearing gingham.

Irrespective of our associated nightmares with gingham or check as it is also fondly called, this print is no longer just a boring print associated with school-girl pinafores and blouses or in my case, boarding house wear, it can fit into your closet now.

In the fashion world, gingham rolls around every summer and brings with it a fresh perspective on how to wear. Like polka dot, gingham is a wise and stylish investment as you can wear this style for many summers to come. Whilst the traditional way of gingham is fun, there are a lot of color and silhouette options for that bolder and more adventurous take on gingham.

I rocked my gingham billowy dress with sneakers and kitten heels to show a range of looks depending on your comfort level.


  • Gingham Tiered Dress from SHEIN
  • Sneakers from FILA
  • Kitten Heels from Zara (old)
  • Clear Purse (Gifted)
  • Black Purse from SHEIN

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