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Just Like Mai Atafo, Here's How You Can Use Gingham To Create Unique Styles

November 25, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments

As fashion designers in the ever-growing industry, it is always advisable to introduce new trends and styles in your brand to make it stand out from the crowd. 

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Introducing styles such as bishop sleeves can attract more customers to your brand because lots of customers like sticking to modern trends. So, how can you properly utilize gingham, cowl neckline, and surplice neckline in your fashion brand?


Gingham is a medium-weight balanced plain-woven fabric typically designed in white and another bright colour made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarns. Unlike a plaid pattern which includes vertical and horizontal lines of varying sizes and colours, the gingham pattern is much more orderly.

The gingham fabric is very economical and can be cleaned easily, and because of this, many fashion designers infuse it in their brands.

Cowl Neckline

A cowl neckline is designed such that the outfit has draped, rounded folds around the neckline, which fall below the collarbone. The neckline consists of folds of fabrics that fall from the neck, this, creating a drawing effect in the front of the bodice.

The cowl neckline is also known to add dimension to a small chest and can also magically downplay the well-endowed, thereby portraying a leaner appearance.

Surplice Neckline

A surplice neckline is formed when the fabric from one side of the shoulders crosses the fabric from the other shoulder at the front, and is then permanently sewn down in the seam.

Unlike the V-Neckline that plunges to a deep V, the surplice neckline is designed with a diagonally crossed line on the neck.

How These Terms Are Used

Popular Nigerian fashion designer, Mai Atafo released a high-school themed collection, and he made use of this gingham fabric to create a range of styles. Gingham can be used for tops, dresses, blazers and many more, depending on what your client's desires or the style you intend to portray.

Dresses or tops that have the cowl neckline are usually flattering, and, therefore, a wardrobe staple for fashionistas. Whether for silk or slip dresses, or any other soft flowing fabric, this neckline checks all the right boxes.


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The surplice neckline is ideal for casual as well as professional events. They can also be infused in regular tops or dresses to give an edgy look.

These styles and trends can easily be infused in your fashion brand as a designer to attract more customers and clients.


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