We all know that the Stars and Stripes are the main attraction on Independence Day, but for a more subtle reference to classic Americana, you can’t go wrong with a gingham outfit.
From Dorothy’s blue and white dress to that red and white checked picnic cloth, gingham has Americans thinking and feeling that there’s no place like home.
Luckily gingham is a summer staple and options abound to rock this cute and ladylike pattern. Below are some of my favorites — I’ve picked out some elegant but breezy and 4th-appropriate styles!
As the home of Southern feminine fashion, there’s always something lovely in gingham available at Draper James. These items are polished but relaxed enough for your family barbecue.
Classy Loft never disappoints with affordable, modest, and elegant fashion, and I think they have a real winner with this red-check gingham dress for 4th of July! Love the girly, vintage-inspired styling.
Continuing with the vintage-inspired trend, I’m going to bring in timeless items from a few repro brands. I’m usually careful with these because sometimes vintage reproduction items can end up looking like caricatures, but if you select carefully you can find items that still feel fresh and will net you lots of compliments. See what I’ve picked from small British brand Voodoo Vixen below.
These items from Unique Vintage are the dressiest of the bunch, but if you’d like to add a touch of class to your Independence Day proceedings, these traditionally feminine pieces are just the ticket. Go ahead — go full Dorothy or channel your inner Brigitte Bardot.
I always dress for the theme on the 4th of July and I hope you have fun scouting out patriotic attire, too. Red, white, and blue look great on all of us! 😉 🇺🇸 🎇