One of 2016's hottest trends will be plaid dresses. This pattern is perfect for Spring and Summer parties, hangouts, and looking casual in the hot weather.

One of 2016's hottest trends will be plaid dresses. This pattern is perfect for Spring and Summer parties, hangouts, and looking casual in the hot weather.

One of 2016's hottest trends will be plaid dresses. This pattern is perfect for Spring and Summer parties, hangouts, and looking casual in the hot weather.

One of 2016's hottest trends will be plaid dresses. This pattern is perfect for Spring and Summer parties, hangouts, and looking casual in the hot weather.

One of 2016's hottest trends will be plaid dresses. This pattern is perfect for Spring and Summer parties, hangouts, and looking casual in the hot weather.

One of 2016's hottest trends will be plaid dresses. This pattern is perfect for Spring and Summer parties, hangouts, and looking casual in the hot weather.

One of 2016's hottest trends will be plaid dresses. This pattern is perfect for Spring and Summer parties, hangouts, and looking casual in the hot weather.

I know what you might be thinking…isn’t a plaid maternity dress better suited for Fall and Winter? Well this season expect to see some beautiful plaid and gingham dresses in stores! I absolutely love this trend because it’s a fun and easy way to wear a flattering pattern. This season’s plaid dresses will be lighter in color to compliment the traditional colors of the season, and they will be fun fit and flare styles. I can’t wait to get my hands on a non-maternity dress (or two) in this pattern because I love it so much! It’s so easy to throw on with your favorite pair of flats or wedges and head to an outdoor barbecue party!

My favorite items to wear this pregnancy have by far been dresses. They help me to feel a lot cooler while I’m out and about or when I’m chasing my toddler around the house. They are ultra-comfy as well! When I’m not pregnant, I’m also a huge fan of wearing dresses around the town just because I find them flattering and ultra feminine. They also go great with sneakers! Are you a dress fan? Or are you more of a tee and jeans type? Tell me in the comments!

See my favorite plaid dresses for this season:

Photography by Beckley & Co.

Outfit Details:

Dress: HauteLook (similar)

Wedges: Target (similar)

Pearls: c/o SparklePop (similar)

Purse: Kate Spade New York (similar)

Bracelet: Kate Spade New York (similar)(similar)

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