We’ve all seen the episode or photo of Samantha from Sex and the City on top of the roof with her favorite girls, drinking a beverage wearing an adorable checkered piece. But the best look that keeps you from replicating a table cloth? Sexy gingham dresses. Gingham is a classic summer print. – and it’s stuck around another summer and isn’t going any where for fall, either.
The print dominated runways during fashion week, hitting the catwalk of major designers like Carolina Herrera and Peter Pilotto. It’s covered every piece in our wardrobe, from off the shoulder tops and jackets, to skirts. There’s just something about a checkered frock that screams fashion icon. Whether you pair it with sandals, heels or chunky sneakers, it makes you look good AF. Luckily, they now come in every color and style when it comes to gingham dresses. Go for a form-fitting midi to show off your curves, or opt for a skater style if that’s more your thing. A strapless version screams Kim K and Kylie’s style, while a ruffle sleeved version gives you a sultry innocent look. It’s perfect for date night and gives off that charming effect, and is just as good for brunch with your BFF’S.
Check out some of our favorite ginham dresses looks below (photo credit: Pinterest)
Dresses not your thing? You can still sport the trend!
Show off your stems while showing off your trendsetting skills with this ruffled, gingham mini. The piece looks best with a solid colored and basic top and is perfect for transitioning seasons before it gets cold!
A blouse is a must if you don’t want to go the dress route. This little number looks good with a black or denim skirt, as well as jeans or trousers. The sleeves give it an extra chic flare, while its structure makes it look clean and anything like a checkered board.