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'Picnic Blanket Chic' Is One Of Summer's Hottest Trends

This 'Wizard of Oz' print is all the rage.

7/23/2021 12:45:00 PM

This 'Wizard of Oz' print is all the rage.

This 'Wizard of Oz' print is all the rage.

This"Wizard of Oz" print is all the rage.By07/23/2021 05:45am EDTGingham is a timeless summer classic, but it is certainly having a big moment in 2021.From dresses to pants to swimsuits, there’s no shortage of attire on the market right now to help you channel your inner Dorothy Gale ― or as we like to think of it, “picnic blanket chic.”

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AdvertisementIndeed, both high-end designers and fast fashion brands have been featuring the iconic motif in their summer styles. Public figures like Tina Fey andhave worn gingham for recent red carpet events or just everyday life.GettyMany celebrities have been rocking the gingham trend in 2021. 

Before we go any further, an important clarification: While we use the word “gingham” to mean that classic checked pattern (usually involving white and another color like blue or red), the term technically refers to a light- or medium-weight, woven fabric rather than a print. “Checked gingham” is likely what you’re imagining.

, gingham became popular in England and the Netherlands around the 18th century. Earlier examples of the material featured striped patterns, but over time, gingham became associated with the criss-cross check print we think of today.In the early 20th century, gingham became

― hence its selection for Kansas native Dorothy Gale’s costume in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” (which, in turn, further fueled the hype around the material). Read more: HuffPostWomen »

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