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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!

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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.

Click on image for more info.

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.

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