How To Wear Chevron Print: 5 Absolutely Print-astic Dresses

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We’ve seen the chevron print show up on cellphone cases, pillowcases, and even wallpapers in interior design. We’ve seen it on the trendy Nasty Gal–ish cutout body-con dresses, Alesha Dixon, and Alyssa Milano.

We, however, think that the print is highly underrated, so we took it upon ourselves to point out the existence of the chevron print in other different dress silhouettes and treatments.

Here are 5 of our favorite chevron dress variations:

1. The Shift Chevron Dress

If we were to take the interiors of Alice + Olivia and Kate Spade and plaster them on ourselves, this dress will probably be the outcome:

Sirma styled a Winter Lennon chevron dress with a Zara clutch and pink H&M heelsSirma styled a Winter Lennon chevron dress with a Zara clutch and pink H&M heels

Choose a businesslike shift dress with a fun chevron print, and go all out on accessorizing with girly colors.

Pair the dress with pink suede pumps, a striped clutch, and a brightly colored neckpiece, and unleash your inner Stacey Bendet.

Shop Sirma of Sirma Markova‘s look:

Chevron shift dress with pink pumps, necklace and clutchCharlotte Russe Chiffon Chevron Shift Dress, $26.99 / Boticca The Clemence Woven Necklace in Pink/Orange, $144.50 / Charlotte Olympia “Debbie” Suede Pumps, $966 / Charlotte Olympia “Pandora” Stripe Box Clutch, £746

2. The Metallic Chevron Dress

For a more understated yet glamorous chevron look, choose a dress with smaller patterns in a metallic fabric. Wear the dress with a classic pair of pointed-toe pumps.

Shalini styled her metallic chevron dress with black pointy shoesShalini styled her metallic chevron dress with black pointy shoes

Strap on a black leather watch, and grab a simple clutch for a business-meeting-to-night-out look.

Shop Shalini of Stylish by Nature‘s look:

Metallic stripe lace sheath dress with black pointy pumps, Love handbag and watchGuess Metallic Stripe Lace Sheath Dress, $138 / Street Level Faux Leather Clutch, $55 / Jimmy Choo “Abel” Patent Black Pumps, $500 / Kate Spade Metro Black Watch, £195

3. The Fluorescent Chevron Dress

If you’re the type who absolutely has to have huge servings of bright colors in your outfit, choose a chevron print in a fluorescent color. If that’s still not enough, pick out a brightly colored cardigan, such as one in electric blue.

Aika flaunts her legs in an electric blue cardiganAika flaunts her legs in an electric blue cardigan

Finish the look with the chunky Jeffrey Campbell “Lita” in black suede and an adorable bowler hat.

Shop Aika of Aika’s Love Closet‘s look:

Mesh-onset mock neck dress with blue cardigan, hat, purse and ankle bootsCharlotte Russe Mesh-Inset Mock Neck Dress, $22.99 / Jil Sander Cardigan, $840 / Miss Selfridge Black Roller Bowler Hat, £25 / Jeffrey Campbell “Lita” Black Suede, €180 / Saint Laurent “Lulu” Medium Leather Shoulder Bag, $2,186

4. The Full-Skirt Chevron Dress

A lover of the fifties? Not a problem. The chevron print goes amazingly well on full skirts of the fifties that it brings tears to our eyes.

Tineey wears a full-skirt chevron print dress with neutral patent shoesTineey wears a full-skirt chevron print dress with neutral patent shoes

Pair a gorgeous fit-and-flare dress with neutral patent heels (you can look for ones with combination prints such as snakeskin) and a white leather watch with gold-tone accents, and you’re well on your way to having your Audrey Hepburn moment.

Shop Tineey‘s look:

Green chevron stripe dress with neutral pumps, pink clutch bag and watchTaylor Women’s Chevron Stripe Dress, $138 / Jimmy Choo “Anejo” Snake-Toe Pointy Pumps in Light Gray, $695 / Diane von Furstenberg Lizard Leather Envelope Clutch, £145 / Kate Spade New York Metro Enamel Bezel Leather Strap Watch 38mm, $195

5. The Maxi Chevron Dress

If you’re a lover of ethereal, slinky maxi dresses like we are, then you will be pleased to know that chevron print works even on them.

Nieszka shows how to rock a chevron print maxi dressNieszka shows how to rock a chevron print maxi dress

If the chevron is a little overwhelming for your taste, choose a floor-length piece that has a break in the middle, such as a solid-colored waistband, and hem piping. Slip your feet into strappy flats for that instant resort look.

Shop Nieszka of Sparkle & Chic’s look. Her blog is unfortunately no longer available online:

Chevron-striped maxi dress with flat sandalsHive & Honey Chevron-Striped Maxi Dress, $79 / 3.1 Phillip Lim “Ella” Flat Sandals, $375