Gingham dresses: 8 mini, midi and maxi dress styles to buy now and wear all summer

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It’s official: gingham is the ultimate summer dress. Check out our edit of the best checked dresses that will inevitably sell-out, from cute mini dresses, to throw-on maxi dresses, in everything from classic monochrome to more colourful styles. 

The smell of sun tan lotion, the clink of ice cubes against a glass, the feeling of salt water against your skin – these are the sensations that capture the carefree spirit of summer. When it comes to style, nothing resonates with the spirit of a long summer’s day quite like gingham.

Whether your vibe is more Little House on the Prairie or binge watching a gun toting Michelle Dockery in Godless, gingham is synonymous with frontier women. In Wild West terms at least, gingham is the fabric of choice for fearless, free woman, and while we’re staying at home, that’s an attitude that we’re craving more than ever.

The fun of the alfresco aesthetic, without the hay fever and picnic rug burn, slipping on a gingham dress instantly makes us feel like it’s summer, even if we’re not venturing further than our garden. But the true beauty of gingham lies in its timeless appeal, after all, the style is not exactly new. Ever since Dorothy donned one in The Wizard of Oz, the gingham dress has repeatedly returned during summer seasons, making it the perfect dress style to invest in now and wear for years to come.

Sustainable brand Molby The Label has a whole host of consciously-made dresses loved by influencers, then there’s Copenhagen-label Ganni that have released an update to its iconic gingham dress. While sustainable California-based brand Staud have blessed us with a sleek belted gingham design that will help you make an unforgettable entrance at any upcoming (outdoor) event

Ready to add the ultimate summer dress to your wardrobe? We’ve rounded up 8 of the best gingham dresses available to shop already. There’s nothing wrong with planning ahead. 

Best gingham dresses to shop for 2021

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