It is speculated that gingham comes from the small French town of Guingamp, and that the fabric may be named after the town. Used over centuries, gingham was originally striped and it wasn’t until the industrial fabric mills of 18th Century England started producing the fabric that the checked or plaid pattern we know today became more common. Brigitte Bardot famously wore a pink gingham dress when she got married, so if it’s good enough for her, it’s the most trashionable fit for your wastebasket at home. Available in Red and Gold.