Fashion Shop the Spring Fashion Trend: Grown-Up Gingham By Alexandra DeRosa Updated on April 1, 2015 @ 12:15PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Time Inc Digital Studios As the spring collections debuted all around the world last September, a sense of excitement grew around the sexy gingham pieces that popped up in one collection after another. Each piece resulted in a thrilling "there it is a again!" moment. At Altuzarra (above, left), the look was sexy; at Bottega Venetta (above, center left) it was innocent; at Diane von Furstenberg (above, center right) the ensemble was playful and flirty; and at Michael Kors (above, right) it was all-American down-to-earth glam. Even though the print has a traditionally girlish roots and a youthful edge, the season's offerings showed how the gridlike pattern is completely appropriate for grown-ups. Thalia Sodi Launches Line for Macy's: Your First Look at the Leopard Print-Filled Collection What helped to make the trend feel more sophisticated were the ladylike silhouettes, like tailored blouses and blazers, dresses with hourglass shapes, and pencil skirts with up-to-there slits. And the prints—which can have sweet, picnic-y vibes—felt updated due to refreshing color combos like nude and white, though there was room for the classic blue-and-black and black-and-white combinations. To work the trend in your wardrobe, try it in small doses—head-to-toe gingham can be tricky and overwhelming. For finishing touches, accent the print with neutral tones and structured accessories. Ready to shop? Click ahead. PHOTOS: Get the Look: Gingham 01 of 13 How to wear it This dense, gridlike print can be tricky. For pattern play, stick with something equally graphic, like bold stripes (in a matching color), or pick a pattern featuring plenty of white space so the print won't look too busy. Not a girlie girl? Channel Brigitte Bardot and make a curve-hugging dress with a low V-neck and high slit your go-to. Runway inspiration (L-R): Altuzarra, Bottega Veneta, Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors 02 of 13 Polo Ralph Lauren Time Inc Digital Studios $298; ralphlauren.com 03 of 13 Richard Nicoll Time Inc Digital Studios $660; richardnicoll.com for info 04 of 13 Diane von Furstenberg Time Inc Digital Studios $375; dvf.com 05 of 13 Intermix Courtesy $225; intermixonline.com 06 of 13 Michael Kors Courtesy $575; michaelkors.com 07 of 13 Sportmax Courtesy $610; matchesfashion.com 08 of 13 Nili Lotan Time Inc Digital Studios $209; nililotan.com 09 of 13 Creatures of the Wind Time Inc Digital Studios $695; shopbop.com 10 of 13 Marc by Marc Jacobs Time Inc Digital Studios $258; saksfifthavenue.com 11 of 13 Uniqlo Courtesy $30; uniqlo.com 12 of 13 Victoria Victoria Beckahm Courtesy $395; matchesfashion.com 13 of 13 Diane von Furstenberg Time Inc Digital Studios $248; dvf.com More spring fashion: Click here to shop '70s-inspired styles.