Just in Time for Memorial Day: Cute Plaid Dresses

05/22/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

If you aren’t a floral person, but solid colors just don’t seem festive enough for a holiday weekend — try plaid instead! Stars like Drew Barrymore and Lauren Conrad already are rocking this preppy staple, which can easily take you from a relaxed backyard barbeque to a night out with friends. Still a little chilly where you are? Try a version with sleeves, or if the heat is already on in your neck of the woods, try a strappy sundress. Check out a few of our favorite finds (we even found the look for less than $25!).

Get the Look:
Vince black and white plaid metallic sundress, $245, bloomingdales.com

Steven Alan long-sleeve plaid shirt dress, $198, stevenalan.com

Halogen Plaid dress, $128, nordstrom.com

Country plaid shirt dress, $42, styleviolet.com

Plaid babydoll dress, $23, forever21.com

Plaid half-sleeve mini dress with front pockets, on sale for $22 (down from $54), asos.com

Photo: ramey; jesse Grant/WireImage

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Mary on

Plaid belongs only on nightwear, lumberjacks, and Scottish events :)

h on

Both of those dresses look like nightgowns gone seriously wrong! I still LOVE the girls in the dresses though. They should just steer clear of plaid in the future…

Colette on

I have a beautiful plaid dress from my beloved Free People that I got at Nordstroms. I love it and get tons of compliments on it.

Vicious1 on

No offense to either girl, but both dresses s.u.c.k.

Maryse on

I love Drew Barrymore, but not her dress. I like how she dresses low-key on her down time, but her dress reminds me of my comfy plaid nightgown that I wear mostly during the winter time.

Lauren’s dress is okay, I guess it’s cute for her. I would ditch the watch and wear a different pair of shoes.

I don’t wear plaid shirts or pants, so I’m not sure about the dresses. The plaid reminds me too much of my Grandpa’s flannel shirts, LOL. Drew is beautiful regardless of what she wears. Lauren is very pretty too regardless of what she wears.

Dani on

Drew’s dress is awful looking. She’s a covergirl??

LC looks good!!!! she’s so sweet. (;

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