The gingham dress is a great choice for any spring or summer dress. This dress certainly makes a bold statement in an understated fashion. It really reminds me of the classic gingham wedding dress of the past but for a modern day bride. What makes this style ideal for fall and winter is the soft coral color and the cool, breathable fabric. Whether you are wearing it with skinny jeans, leggings or with your favorite strapless top, this style is perfect for an elegant spring or summer wedding.
The dress itself is made from a cotton fabric and consists of a full skirt with a tiered, criss-crossed waistband. It is very long (like the length of a dress) and has a short hemline. The top layer is a solid color with some subtle print. I am partial to a small floral print on my top (like tulle) but the dress itself has many different shades and prints. The overall look is quite simple. The gingham fabric works well with the natural colors and patterns on the gown. If you have a patterned dress you can really take advantage of this pattern with this style.
Since you are choosing this dress at an online boutique or designer outlet, be sure to choose a dress that compliments the color of your hair. You may want to go with a color that has a soft, natural tone. A pink gingham would be a good choice for your spring wedding. However, if you choose a blue gingham you will be limiting yourself to a very specific color scheme. Also keep in mind that the color of the tiered hemline should coordinate with your dress color. Many stores offer coordinating tiered hemlines but it is best to make a custom order so you can get a much more tailored and customized fit. This will also add the final touch to the look and feel of the dress.