Gingham gives a young and refreshing look. A blue gingham dress was chosen for the then 16-year-old Judy Garland to make her look younger for her role as 10-year-old Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.

These bright checkered fabrics are not for everyone. However, the fashion world has ruled that gingham is the star this summer. We have come up with 15 ways to wear this pattern.

House of Holland - Off-the-shoulder gingham bandeau top

Pair this gingham bandeau top with light blue straight-cut jeans for a chic casual look.

Miu Miu – Intarsia cotton sweater

Wearing Gingham at work ican help increase your energy levels. Try this Miu Miu cotton sweater for a change next Monday.

Ellery – Angelface high-neck ruffle-trimmed gingham top

This top makes a great vintage and Victorian statement.

Rosie Assoulin – Ruffle and crinkled gingham gown

Swap your regular dress for this majestic ruffle gingham gown to impress the crowd.

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Toga – Gingham layered cotton-blend dress

This is how you can look retro and fashion-forward at the same time. This Toga pastiche dress overlays gingham with metallic sheen and various fabric textures.

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Gül Hürgel – Tiered cutout printed cotton and linen-blend midi dress

We think we’ve found the perfect dress for this summer’s beachside party.

Christopher Kane – Pleated Gingham cotton-twill and tulle midi skirt

This pleated gingham skirt, paired with a white t-shirt and white sneakers, will give you a laid-back ’90s look.

Mansur Gavriel – Metropolitan gingham canvas top-handle bag

This bag is a great way to introduce some rustic chic to the metropolis.

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Diane Von Furstenberg – Circle gingham leather pouch

We love the colour blocking of pink and blue. Show off your attention to detail with this cute circular leather pouch.

Christopher Kane – Checked wool-blend cropped trousers

These gingham wool-blend cropped pants are perfect for a summer picnic.

Sam Edelman – Augustine gingham canvas slippers

These sleek slippers will give any outfit a classy twist.

Marques’Almeida – Wraparound gingham sandals

What screams summer louder than wraparound sandals in gingham print?

Altuzarra - Gingham-tie leather d’Orsay pumps

Swap your black pumps for these to get some preppy vibes on your next Friday night out.

Altuzarra- Fenice gingham cotton-blend blazer

This cherry red gingham blazer is sure to impress.

Eberjey - Betty Lola cutout gingham bandeau swimsuit

We are envisioning a floppy hat with this swimsuit for a back-to-the-’80s look.