Gingham is a lightweight plain woven fabric made from dyed cotton yarn. It is a printed fabric known for its checkered patterns of white and bold colours. Although the size of the checks can vary, it is typically found with the checks appearing in horizontal rows and vertical columns. The checks also can appear to be arranged diagonally. Gingham dates back to the 17th century, when it became popular in Europeand later exported to the American colonies, which led to a major economic boom in many places, including Manchester, England, and the colonies in southeastern United States. Gingham’s fashion legacy dates back to the times of Hollywood actress Brigitte Bardot, who famously wore a pink gingham dress at her wedding. Judy Garland wore a blue gingham dress in the classic Hollywood film, Wizard of Oz.
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