26 Checked Dresses We're Certain You'll Love This Spring

Maxine Eggenberger
·3-min read

The way we dress is always reflective of our surroundings, which explains the urge most of us have to wear florals in spring—we're channelling the flowers blossoming around us into our outfits. Brands, be they high-end or high street, are all too happy to cater to this sartorial mirroring. Right now, in any and every new-in section, you're sure to find a plethora of petal-adorned pieces just waiting to sell out.

Still, regardless of how pretty the motif may be, the saying "too much of a good thing" exists for a reason. When you've already got a closet full of floral prints (we know we have), you'd be forgiven for wanting to spend your money on something different.

Perhaps the springtime picnics we're planning are serving as inspiration, but right now, we see more and more checked dresses cropping up online and in our social feeds. From bright and bold to muted and micro, checks are a commonality all the best dresses seem to share. Influencers agree, too, as many are favouring dresses with blanket-style checks over traditional florals.

Don't worry—there's still a place for florals this season, but for those of you looking to switch up your looks, a checked dress might be the solution. Scroll below to see some of our favourite checked-dress ensembles, then shop the best checked dresses 2021 has to offer.


Emma opts for classic monochrome checks, which she pairs with canvas trainers.

Francesca is just one of the many influencers who have snapped up this affordable Nobody's Child dress.

Zeena doubles up on her check prints to seriously chic avail.

This Ganni dress has been a best seller. In my opinion, no one has worn it better than Hodan.

Red and white gingham checks will always be on-trend, as evidenced by Monikh.

Ellie's Sleeper checked dress is comfortable and chic in equal measure.


Molby the Label Alice Mini Dress (£130)

& Other Stories Wide Tiered Puff Sleeve Midi Dress (£95)

Victoria Beckham Bell Sleeve Dress in Orange Zest Gingham (£420)

Sleeper Belle Linen Dress in Pink Vichy (£215)

Altuzarra Claudia Checked Jersey Dress (£564)

Warehouse Check Ruched Sleeve Dress (£49)

ASOS Open Back Midi Dress in Soft Check (£38)

Kitri Molly Pink Checked Dress (£165)

Thinking Mu Floreta Check Dress (£100)

Ganni Checked Seersucker Dress (£175)

Apiece Apart Andreas Belted Gingham Dress (£470)

Ghospell Dawn Check Mini Dress (£82)

Kemi Telford Ifedayo Purple Check Belted Dress (£110)

Ganni Checked Seersucker Dress (£215)

Faithfull the Brand Gianna Shirred Dress (£250)

Kitri Alana Checked Midi Dress (£145)

Anna Mason Eliza Gathered Gingham Dress (£785)

Shrimps Rafferty Dress (£350)

Mango Check Belt Dress (£60)

Nobody's Child Green Textured Gingham Esme Midi Dress (£45)

Uterqüe Multicolour Check Dress (£100)

Mango Vichy Check Dress (£50)

Monki Mini Cotton Trapeze Dress (£25)

Molby the Label Patty Dress (£125)

Warehouse Gingham Smocked Puff Sleeve Midi Dress (£69)

Zara Gingham Check Dress (£28)

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