The Gingham Jacket for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Dressy Version
Quote for the day: “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” Anna Quindlen
Of course gingham is popular in the spring and summer…doesn’t it remind you of a blanket you use for a picnic? What exactly is gingham? It’s a plaid where the stripes are the same width—any color and any size stripe can be used in the design! Needless to say, Nancy & I had to borrow my mother’s jacket—we do not own a single piece of gingham. For this dressy option, I adorned us all in leg showing garments (either a dress or skirt)! If you’re lucky enough to possess your own piece of gingham apparel, definitely pull it out because now is the time to wear it!
50’s Gingham Jacket: Since the jacket is quite boxy, I decided to tuck in the lapels and cinch it at the waist with a pin. This pin actually used to be my grandmothers pin!
Jacket: Incognito (similar here)~~Skirt: Emanuel Ungaro thrifted (similar here)~~Tank: Active Basic (similar here)~~Shoes: Payless (similar here)~~Pin: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
60’s Gingham Jacket: If you have a dress that is on the tighter side, and the tightness doesn’t seem appropriate for the occasion, then by all means, throw a jacket over it. It’s nice to leave it open at times, to produce that vertical draw of color which can be very slimming to the eye. Nancy let me adorn her with a variety of mixed prints. Don’t you think it looks very contemporary?
70’s Gingham Jacket: Since the jacket is made to go over other pieces of clothing, it’s a natural to wear it over a dress. I love the yellow pumps as an accent to make the outfit more springy!
Thanks for reading my styling blog! Does gingham remind you too much of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz?
Some photography by Kari Strand Photography
Pieces of gingham to please your visualness (and might even look great on you):