How to Style a Checkered Dress in 5 Ways

I have to admit, I wasn’t a huge fan of checkered dresses. For some reason I thought that they were only reserved for school uniforms but you know that saying that “it’ll feel so right when you’ve found The One”? Well, I found mine hanging on a clothes rail in New Look and I haven’t looked back since. And seeing Cher from Clueless rocking a checkered suit cemented my love for this print! Here’s how to style a checkered dress in 5 different ways!

Disclaimer: The clothes I wear aren’t necessarily new so I have decided not to link where I have bought my clothes because they won’t exist anymore. So take these pics as more of a visual guide on how to put outfits together!

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Mean Girls Go to Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is my favourite pastime, so I love creating outfits that would be good for when I go and this one is perfect. The heels make it classy and the jumper makes it more casual, although I am tempted to swap out the clutch bag for a cream handbag instead. I was actually inspired by one of Gretchen Wieners’ main outfits in Mean Girls when creating this and – yikes I’m gonna’ say it – it’s so fetch!

Casual outfit idea with checkered dress

Biker Chic

Something a lil’ bit more grungy which I’ll dub the “biker chic” – which goes to show just how versatile this dress is! I can just imagine wearing this with rokku gyaru makeup and dark lippy, and the rilakkuma keyring adds a hint of kawaii (cuteness) to the overall outfit.

Grunge outfit with checkered dress

Of Unicorns and Kitty Cats

An outfit perfect for sunny days and picnics in the park! I bought these super cute pink earrings last year from Angel Baby Boutique on insta/etsy, and I absolutely adore them so just had to include them in this outfit. I think this one is the cutest outfit of them all, and the unicorn necklace I got from Roxie Sweetheart adds a touch of magic.

Kawaii outfit with pusheen jacket and checkered dress

Witch Bitch

Something wicked this way comes, and I conjured this outfit when I went for afternoon tea last year during the last few days of summer (which is when I’m usually in the Halloween mood). This bag from Killstar is one of my all-time favourites but I don’t use it anywhere near enough as I should, so had to slip it into this set somehow.

Kawaii Girl

I wore something similar to this outfit when I went to visit Nini in Bordeaux, and it’s my favourite outfit from this set! I dug out my glittery pink bag that I bought from Dreamy Bows a few years back to give it that extra kawaii touch, as well as some frilly ankle socks and white wedges. I opted for a simple silver necklace for that subtle touch.

Kawaii pink outfit with checkered dress

Which one is your favourite?

Lizzie xx

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  • Katelyn
    January 26, 2020

    Omg I love all of these outfits. Especially the ones that are edgy and grungy 😍 I’ll be checking out your other fashion blog posts for sure! Thank you for showing me how to wear a checked dress I really need one now

    – Katelyn |

    • hellolizziebee
      January 26, 2020

      Awh thank you so much Katelyn! Yesss I had so much fun creating the edgy outfits, and it shows just how versatile you can be with a checkered dress.

    • Gemm
      January 27, 2020

      I love how you styles all these outfits but I’d have to say witch bitch is my favourite!

  • Olivia
    January 26, 2020

    LOVE this post!
    My favourite is definitely ‘Biker Chic’ – totally my style.
    So glad to have discovered your blog, I’m a fellow charity shop lover too!! x

    Olivia | Hey Little Tulip!

    • hellolizziebee
      January 26, 2020

      I feel like Biker Chic would look super cute with some space buns or something! It was one of my favourites to creat. And thanks so much!

  • Teresa
    January 26, 2020

    Absolutely LOVE this! I love restyling my old outfits and you’ve just given me plenty of inspiration to try out some new combinations. Thank you, thank you, thank you! xx

  • Sparklewolfie
    January 26, 2020

    Those are all so cute! I love the Witch Bitch and the Mean Girls one the most I think, though they really all look so good and are definitely stylish~
    Love multi-look posts because it shows how to get more use out of fewer clothes :3

    • hellolizziebee
      January 26, 2020

      Awh thank you so so much! And yes me too. It’s helped me cut down a lot when it comes to buying clothes, too!

  • Kayleigh Zara
    January 26, 2020

    The checkered dress with the black shirt under it is sooo cute! I really love how you’ve styled all these outfits gal x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌟

  • Kimchi Cakes
    January 26, 2020

    I always loved plaid and checkered clothing.

    I love the nobody cares bag. 🐼

    • hellolizziebee
      January 26, 2020

      Yessss it’s one of my favourite bags! Thank you so much

  • Michelle
    January 27, 2020

    Ahhhh! I loved this post! It reminds me of those sections in Japanese magazines where they would ask the models to wear the same 10 clothing pieces for a week/month. My favorite looks are the biker chic and the unicorn kitty one! Literally, my two favorite styles, super girly or edgy grungy. haha ♥

  • Amy
    February 4, 2020

    Ugh I love these posts so much! Your style is goals Lizzie- I love how versatile you are! ♡