Fifties Fashion Fix: Gingham!

GAGA FOR GINGHAM!

The Grooveyard

Retro Dee is a regular contributor to The Grooveyard’s website, writing about music, fashion and other trends of the 1950s.  Check out her blog, Retro Dee’s Guide to the Best Era Ever here, and her column here every Wednesday.

Hi there, retro lovers! I’m Retro Dee and welcome to a new segment of Fifties Fashion Fix where I’ll be featuring some of the most iconic patterns in Fashion History.  In this post I’ll be talking about one of the most popular patterns of the 1950’s decade: Gingham!

Yes, nothing says “retro charm” quite like the little checks of gingham. From dresses to tops to shorts and swimwear, gingham was popping up everywhere in the 50’s for women’s fashion. Even summer shoes were appearing with gingham print!

Gingham is daintier than regular check and presents well whether it’s mixed and matched or worn in a set. Dress sets with jackets…

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Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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