From French Women to Royalty, This Classic Print Is Having a Moment Right Now

Perhaps it's the picture perfect picnic weather, or the fact that Kate Middleton wore the trend on a recent outing sparking a Google surge for the term but, either way, the gingham fashion trend is big news right now. One of those forever patterns that returns almost every summer, gingham is synonymous with blazing sun-clad days as well as being largely considered an integral part of the French-girl uniform—it does loan itself to Gallic styling, after all. So timeless is the print that it often passes under the radar, cropping up from time to time in a cottagecore moment, basket bag in tow, but often sitting in the background as an old reliable style that has been overlooked. And for summer 2023 gingham has had a rebrand of sorts and been pushed to centre stage again. Personally, I'm here for it. 

Gingham Fashion Trend: Kate Middleton wears a blue gingham blazer with skinny jeans



Looking back to the runway shows for this season, it was clear from last autumn that gingham was reclaiming its sartorial presence. From ACNE to Chanel to Coach, designers have taken this classic pattern to new heights with varied colours and compositions, allowing it to garner pride of place this season. As always happens, the trend has infiltrated from high-end designers all the way down to our favourite high-street stores. The best part of all is that gingham comes in so many variations. You can make like Middleton and opt for a pop of print through a gingham blazer, or tease a peek of gingham bikini under your favourite beach cover-up. For those devoted to tailoring, there's plenty of options too with wide-leg gingham trousers aplenty, and of course you'll spot the pattern in its natural habitat of floaty summer dresses. 

If you're ready to embrace the gingham fashion trend once more, keep scrolling.


Gingham Fashion Trend: @tamaramory wears a black and white gingham trouser and bralette



French women are all about easy (but chic!) outfit solutions, so this gingham co-ord makes complete sense. 

Gingham Fashion Trend: @lenafarl wears a brown gingham swimsuit with gold jewellery



The gingham fashion trend has also infiltrated the French swimwear scene. 

Gingham Fashion Trend: @emmanuellek_ wears a mint green gingham blouse with a mini skirt



A gingham blouse will look just as chic with mini skirts as it will tailored trousers or jeans. 


The linen fabric makes this a perfect fit for summertime. 

This will also make a great beach cover-up. 

Get Kate's look with this one. 

Sleeper's iconic gingham dress is so effortless (and now on sale!). 

Accessories are an easy way to tap into the trend. 

I'd risk the tan lines to wear this. 

The summer hat you've been searching for—found. 

There's something so French about gingham trousers. 

Monki has so many great gingham options. 

A pretty minidress for sunny days. 

Take your plain tee and jeans to a whole new level with a striking gingham blazer. 

Take the Mary Jane trend for a spin with this standout gingham pair. 

Waistcoats are another trending style for summer.