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Joe’s Style Edit: Must-Have Summer Gingham!

Looking to add a little nostalgia to your wardrobe this summer? Let us introduce you to this season’s must-have print; gingham…


The word gingham was coined in the 17th century as a striped fabric imported to Europe from India and didn’t become the pattern we know and love today until the mid-18th century, when Manchester mills started weaving fabric into checked or plaid patterns – often blue and white, but this season we’re loving an array of bright and beautiful gingham finishes.

So, whether you’re loving getting your fashion inspiration from the past, are looking to add a modern vintage twist to your wardrobe or just want to dip your toe into this retro trend with some accessories, we’ve got loads of fabulous styles for you to choose from.


Vintage Vixen…

Let’s kick things off with one of our favourite and most versatile styles of the season, The Dixie Halterneck Dress – perfect for dressing up or down depending on the occasion. With a back zip fastening, cross-over back straps and even two pockets, this pinafore-style dress is a knockout!!

Looking to go full vintage vixen? Style yours with Joe’s rockin' Marty Leather Jacket in a ravishing red. For full-on class or a red-hot date, opt for the Head Turner T-Bar Shoes and matching bag. If it's still missing something, add a touch of Joe Browns personality with an adorable Vintage Polka Dot Doggy Brooch to create a look that'll send people barking mad!


Frill sleeve BlouseFrill sleeve Blouse
Printed Capri PantsPrinted Capri Pants
Lovely Pointelle CardiganLovely Pointelle Cardigan
Frill Sleeve BlouseFrill Sleeve Blouse
Printed Capri PantsPrinted Capri Pants
Lovely Patent Mary JanesLovely Patent Mary Janes

A Modern Twist…

Introducing Fresh As A Daisy Dress – the perfect combination of our spring favourites… Colourful gingham and pretty daisies!

Complete in a pastel mint green with a flattering self-tie belt and patch pockets – layer yours over a casual white tee for a laidback summer look, on its own in the height of summer, or over an essential denim jacket when the weather turns chilly.

This dress would look great paired with heeled sandals or brogues, but our favourite way to style it this season is with Got To Have it Pumps – we love the mix of smart and casual for a comfortable and truly remarkable summer outfit.

Don’t forget the accessories! Add our fair trade Star Gazer Silver Plate Necklace & Star Gazer Stretch Bracelet for the perfect finishing touches!


Gingham & Daisies DressGingham & Daisies Dress
Gingham & Daisies DressGingham & Daisies Dress
Gingham & Daisies DressGingham & Daisies Dress
Basic White TeeBasic White Tee
Fantastic Day PumpsFantastic Day Pumps
Heatwave Tassel NecklaceHeatwave Tassel Necklace
Boho Pack of 5 BraceletsBoho Pack of 5 Bracelets

A Nod To The 50’s…

It’s all in the name for this retro inspired skirt – the Retro Reflections Gingham Skirt has a fabulously flattering fit with a ribbon belt and concealed zip for comfort and style. In a sunny shade of yellow, you'll outshine the sun in this 50's-inspired number!

Looking for the perfect companions to this summer style? Try Happy Sunflower Cardigan, Got To Have It Pumps and Glory Days Retro Fedora for a relaxed vintage style in the sunshine. For an occasion, opt for the English Meadow Blouse and Pretty and Perfect Mules for that real vintage English Rose style.

So, whether you’re hitting the cocktail bar with the girls, catching some rays in your back garden with a Pimm's in hand or enjoying some retail therapy around the shops – grab your Retro Reflections Gingham Skirt and enjoy that beaming British sun!


Gorgeous Gingham SwimsuitGorgeous Gingham Swimsuit
Gorgeous Gingham SwimsuitGorgeous Gingham Swimsuit
Perfection Popcorn CoverupPerfection Popcorn Coverup
Gorgeous Gingham SwimsuitGorgeous Gingham Swimsuit
Embellished Summer FedoraEmbellished Summer Fedora
Sweet Honeymoon MulesSweet Honeymoon Mules
Grey Tortoiseshell WayfarersGrey Tortoiseshell Wayfarers

Retro Charm…

We’re getting some serious nostalgic vibes with this fun and flirty summer outfit that’s full of retro charm.

Joe’s Gorgeous Gingham Flares will be taking centre stage in our summer trouser of choice – with its straight-talking black and white gingham pattern, flare bottom and iconic retro silhouette.

We’ll be styling ours with graphic tees, Wonderfully Unique Applique Denim Jacket and classic ankle boots for the ultimate retro chic! 


Gingham Gypsy TopGingham Gypsy Top
Gingham Gypsy TopGingham Gypsy Top
Gingham Gypsy TopGingham Gypsy Top
Capri PantsCapri Pants
Cheeky Cherry Heeled MulesCheeky Cherry Heeled Mules
In Florence Leather BagIn Florence Leather Bag

So, there you have it… a run down of our favourite summery gingham styles!

If you’re loving this fabulous trend, then head online for even more vintage inspired gingham pieces…

Don’t forget to show us how you’re wearing your favourite summer Joe Browns styles by tagging us on Facebook & Instagram @JoeBrowns