If There's One Dress You Invest In for Spring, Make It This One

There's no doubt about it: All we want to shop right now is dresses. Most recently, we've introduced you to puff sleeves, polka dots, Topshop's latest It dress and now there's another one we're adding to the hit list: anything checked. Be it grown-up gingham, perfect plaid or mixed checks, there's one thing we're sure about: We'll all be wearing them one way or another. In fact, we already are, having bought them last summer or the summer before (now that's the kind of long-lasting trend we always appreciate).

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Kitri posted a picture of the check-print Lenora dress last month and were instantly inundated with eager fashion girls asking for the drop date. It then arrived on site and sold out within a matter of hours. The selling power of a good frock, eh? While we wait patiently for the next drop (add yourself to the waiting list here), we've found so many more, quite frankly, fabulous checked dresses.


(Image credit: @monikh)

This is the asymmetric-sleeved Calvin Klein version Monikh wore that sold out fast, but there are now a few remaining sizes at Net-a-Porter.


(Image credit: @trinekjaer_)

Trine wearing a checked lilac shirtdress from Copenhagen-based brand InWear. It also sold out pretty quick (you're getting the pattern here, but don't worry—we've found iterations that are in stock).

From the Reformation one that resembles the school-uniform check we all remember to the ASOS White version that is guaranteed see you through occasion-wear season in serious style, you're going to love at least one of these. They're all below, along with many other sweet checked dresses. Warning: You may want to buy all 21 of them.

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Opening Image: Kitri

Freelance Fashion Editor

Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning. Back to Who What Wear. With hundreds of published stories on site, Harriet knows what the WWW reader wants. Keeping up to date with the latest It buys and runway trends, she can guarantee to keep you one step ahead of the most stylish people. When not writing or styling, Harriet loves to go shopping (yes, more fashion). If she’s not in a local Hackney bar or restaurant, you can find her forever searching for her next holiday destination.