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.

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. 

This brand is hugely popular on Instagram right now. 

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

This price is incredibly tempting. 

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

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

This ruffled neckline and puff sleeves are so cute. 

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

For lounging or going out. 

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

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

Puff sleeves are here to stay, folks. 

Reformation has never failed me with its cute dresses. 

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

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

Yep, these tie sleeves make the dress. 

Yellow gingham is so cheerful and fun for summer. 

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

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

Wear this dress with a denim jacket and flat sandals. 

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

Seersucker dresses come back with a vengeance every summer. 

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

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

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