A gorgeous choice for a summer day wedding.

Above is the Incredible Ulyana Sergeenko in a striking gingham dress. The skirt shows the gingham pattern stretching and moving. This is because of a full circle skirt which shows off fabric beautifully because 4 points in the skirt sit on the bias.

Brush strokes soften the bold gingham print on this Caroilna Harrera skirt. I wonder if I could create this look with actual brush strokes, I like the thought of using white silk with a hint of colour in the paint.

Carolina Harerra

This Oscar de la Renta gown uses a sheer ribbon sewn onto the fabric to create the gingham effect.

Oscar de la renta gown gingham

The same gingham effect is created by Aria bridal using 2 layers of stripes at 90 degrees to each other. I love the look of this dress for a day wedding. The gingham effect would  shift as the layers of the skirt moved against each other. This dress is called Dorothy, after the Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and her iconic gingham dress.

Aria bridal dorothy gown

Another way Gingham is created is through pleating the fabric in 2 directions, 90 decrees to each other. I love this Christian Dior dress for the variation in width of the pleats which create a modern take on gingham.


All the methods of creating gingham through layering of fabric would be achievable in a made to measure dress. Using white on white would give texture in a more subtle way than some of these examples. Creative ways of using basic fabrics can give amazing results.

by Kathleen Brewster

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