We all remember the iconic dress Dorothy, played by Judy Garland, wore in The Wizard of Oz. Perhaps this is the dress that set the gingham trend into motion.
A print advertisement shows a a popular style at the time -- a gingham frock, cinched at the waist, with a full skirt.
Actress Hedy LaMarr looks ultra-glam in a long gingham dress while posing poolside.
Popular teen actress Shirley Temple poses in a gingham frock.
Movie star Ginger Rodgers in a green gingham dress.
Actress Andie Dickinson in a bright and sunny yellow gingham frock.
Doris Day looked chic and sophisticated in a pink gingham shift dress while lounging with Rock Hudson.
Kate Hudson's fabulous mom, Goldie Hawn, models a thin-strapped gingham dress.
Jane Fonda looks country-chic in a blue gingham shirt.
Princess Diana looks the epitome of preppy perfection in slim gingham cropped pants.
At Cannes, Renee Zellweger poses in a fitted black gingham pencil skirt.
Trend-setting Rihanna poses in a gingham cropped top and skirt combo.
Gingham made a major comeback on the runways this year at the spring 2013 fashion shows. At Nanette Lepore, this model sported an airy gingham dress. Though the look is a little retro, it's easily modernized with a wide belt and architectural wedge heels.
As soon as we spotted the kitschy print on the spring 2013 runways, we knew it was going to be a hit. After all, fashion does repeat itself, and gingham has had quite a rich history -- especially with the glamorous movie stars of the past.
Click through the gallery to see which stars have rocked the trend --if they can wear gingham and not look like they're headed for a picnic, so can you!