This has certainly been the year of the dress, and it doesn't look like that's about to change just because the temperatures are dropping. Instead of the floral midis and slip dresses that reigned in August, this autumn, the leading dress trend is checks. From large grid patterns to micro squares and sleeved maxis to '60s-style minidresses, there really is a checked dress for everyone. And as ever, we have a lot of inspiration for how to wear them thanks to the fashion crowd, with several styles emerging as must-have dresses. There's Joseph's blue-and-grey shirtdress, a one-sleeved red fluted dress by Calvin Klein and a Rejina Pyo midi with the prettiest ties on the shoulders. Keep scrolling to shop our edit of the 17 best checked dresses around right now.
Style Notes: An ankle-grazing sleeved silhouette is perfect for winter.
Style Notes: The contrasting panels on the collar and hem are a cute addition to this blue checked dress.
Style Notes: This blue-and-grey checked Joseph shirtdress has been a real success story this season.
Style Notes: Yasmin Sewell's red checked dress looks amazing with white leather ankle boots.
Style Notes: Katherine Ormerod's tan belt is the perfect accompaniment to her checked Mango dress.
Style Notes: I layered this Rejina Pyo check dress over a white T-shirt.
Shop Checked Dresses:
Two checked dresses in one.
These sleeves will make maximum impact.
Celine Dion (our muse) also owns this.
This has been a street style hit.
Pair with opaques and chunky boots in winter.
This has been a hit with the Copenhagen crowd.
We love the cute ruffled collar.
This looks so much more expensive than £50.
The skirt on this dress will make a real impact.
This dress is like a classic kilt.
This has been a street style favourite.
& Other Stories is one of our favorites for dresses.
The draped front makes this look more interesting.
This would look amazing with tights and boots.
Coloured checks are also big this season.
The high neckline and collar add the perfect amount of drama.
The ties on this dress are adorable.
Next up, see our guide to the key trends for autumn/ winter 2018.