Nothing Says Summer Like Gingham

Designers are showing lots of gingham fashions for the upcoming summer season.  Check out InStyle’s Top Summer Fashion Trends to see Dita Von Teese rocking the gingham 50s style  and Katrina Bowden in a more contemporary silhouette.  Either way, gingham is classic and never really goes out of style!

Here is a spread from a 1961 McCalls magazine that features some spectacular gingham floral print separates by Sylvia de Gay for Robert Sloan.  I had never heard of Sylvia de Gay, but after doing a some googling I found our she won a Coty Fashion Critics Award in 1965.  Not surprised, since her sportswear is gorgeous!


Isn’t that ruffled eyelet blouse dreamy? I would love to have that to wear with some capris. And how adorable is that short gathered dress worn over the  cropped pants?

Found this lovely 1950’s Greta Plattry sundress over at Couture Allure. Greta Plattry is well known  by vintage clothing collectors as one of best mid 20th century American sportswear designers.

1950s Greta Plattry gingham check sundress

1950s Greta Plattry gingham check sundress

And here’s a chic little gingham number we just added to our website. Fits a 36-38 bust and 30″waist.

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40s/50s gingham check day dress

40s/50s gingham check day dress

We’ve also got this cute vintage style turquoise and black gingham check dress from Bettie Page Clothing.

Now available on our site in Small thru XL.

Bettie Page 50s style "Zara" dress.

Bettie Page 50s style "Zara" dress.

By | 2014-02-17T09:08:28-04:00 June 4th, 2010|Fashion|6 Comments

About the Author:

Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.


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    irena May 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I love them too

  2. Theresa
    Theresa October 20, 2010 at 11:34 am

    And thank you for your generous compliment:)

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    arlene October 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I was trying to see if there were any websites that carry vintage late 50’s ,early 60’s handbags and accidently ran into this absolutely delightful website… what a wonderful walk down memory lane….beautiful and delightful…thank you

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    Michelle June 23, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I just adore your display of gingham. I guess you could say I am a gingham-aholic! So wonderful for summer with sandals. I look forward to catching up on the rest of your entries! I just gotta see what else I have missed. Thanks again!

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    sophia June 17, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    These gingham skirts are really charming and stylish!

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    Miss Meetah June 4, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    *drooling all over the keyboard…*

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