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.
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.
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.
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