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.

Next up, see how some of our favorite fashion girls have been rocking gingham-print pieces.