The Coolest Gingham Dresses of the Summer

Gingham is here to stay. Don’t believe us? Take a quick scroll through some of your go-to retailers and you’ll see the classic checked pattern everywhere, having been translated onto everything from fun summertime swimwear to today’s focus—the always elegant, versatile warm-weather staple: gingham-print dresses that we guarantee you’ll want to wear all summer long (and even into the fall).

Perfect for any and every activity, from more formal events to a casual gathering with friends and family, the fun, picnic blanket–esque print dress is a surefire way to make a statement wherever your summertime plans take you. And best of all, it’s super easy to dress up or down. Picture the gingham staple paired with lace-up espadrilles. Super sweet, no? Now imagine a red-and-white checkered mini with white sneakers. It’s also a cool look if we do say so ourselves.

Convinced that your closet is in need of a new gingham dress (or two or three)? Then read on for the best styles to scoop up ASAP. From a classic red-and-white shirtdress to an amazing black-and-white asymmetric version, these are the coolest gingham dresses to rock all season long.

Who What Wear x Target Puff Short Sleeve Dress ($40)

This can be styled in so many different ways, but our editor Erin Fitzpatrick wore it with a straw visor and striped heels in the image above.

Sleeper Brigitte Linen Mini Dress in Blue Vichy ($260)

This brand is hugely popular on Instagram right now.

Sister Jane Love Note Gingham Midi Dress ($138)

Red-and-white is a surefire bet for summer.

H&M Bodycon Dress ($13)

This price is incredibly tempting.

ASOS Design Curve Mini Slip Dress in Black Gingham ($26)

This would look so cute with a black cardigan for nighttime.

Playa Lucila Blue Gingham Dress ($130)

This is begging to be worn on your next beach excursion.

Kitri Fonteyn Gingham Dress ($249)

This ruffled neckline and puff sleeves are so cute.

H&M Crêped Dress ($35)

H&M always has great versions of the latest trends, and this dress is no exception.

Sleeper Loungewear Dress ($250)

For lounging or going out.

Urban Bliss Plus Half Sleeve Gingham Smock Dress in Black ($42)

This go-anywhere midi dress is so practical thanks to the short sleeves.

H&M Gathered Dress ($25)

The ’90s are calling and I’m answering.

Peixoto Coco Dress ($120)

Puff sleeves are here to stay, folks.

The Reformation Simi Linen Dress ($218)

Reformation has never failed me with its cute dresses.

ASOS Native Youth Plus Maxi Smock Dress With Full Skirt in Gingham ($51)

Pretty in pink. I love how this dress is styled with sneakers.

Madewell Cami Babydoll Midi Dress in Gingham ($138)

This loose-fitting dress is great for throwing on after a swim.

The Reformation Dawson Dress ($198)

Yep, these tie sleeves make the dress.

Mango Gingham Check Cottoned Dress ($70)

Yellow gingham is so cheerful and fun for summer.

Urban Outfitters UO Amor Tie-Front Bodycon Mini Dress ($69)

In case you want to show off your figure in a bodycon number.

H&M V-Neck Dress ($30)

I’d wear this fantastic frock with white Superga sneakers.

Forever 21 Gingham Dress ($34)

Wear this dress with a denim jacket and flat sandals.

Caroline Constas Quinn Dress ($495)

This V silhouette at the hips is so on-trend.

The Reformation Hartford Dress ($248)

I love a good back detail.

ASOS Seersucker Gingham Midi Length Pinafore Sundress in Orange & Black ($40)

Seersucker dresses come back with a vengeance every summer.

The Reformation Easton Dress ($248)

This square neckline is great for showing off a pretty neckace.

Mango Gingham Check Dress ($40)

Hurry: This on-sale dress won’t be in stock forever.

Next up, see how Pippa Middleton just wore the gingham trend at Wimbledon.

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