Chambray + Jewels

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I know I’ve said it before, but I think chambray is a wardrobe necessity.  I’ve long searched for the perfect chambray dress.  I don’t like ones that have a shirttail bottom since the rounded edges tend to unflatter my legs.  I found this one at J.Crew Factory and it was perfect.  The length hits right at the knee and the weight works well now and will through the fall (layered with some tights and boots, of course!)  This leopard print belt and statement necklace dress up the look for work but I’ve also worn this with flip flops and more casual accessories for a BBQ.

Pear Shaped Pointer: If you follow the rules, you know that I like dresses to hit at the knee and outfits to taper at the waist for a more flattering look.  With a chambray dress, that can be hard to do so taking time to find the right one can make a difference.  Belting is essential for a pear, carrot or hourglass shape (carrots should belt too to give the illusion of hips!)  However, if you are an apple shape or just want to show off your amazing legs, opt for something shorter and feel free to move away from belting.

Dress: J.Crew Factory / Belt: J.Crew Factory / Necklace: J.Crew Factory (Sold out online. Similar here and here) / Wedges: J.Crew Factory (Old.  Similar here and here) / Bag: Coach / Sunnies: Ray-ban

Here are a few other options I like: Merona @ Target Brooks Brothers (I know, who would have thought, right?! / Elie Tahari @ Neiman Marcus / The Limited   / Velvet Heart @ Nordstrom

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About PSG

My name is Katie and I’m the Pear Shaped Girl. This is my style and beauty blog for fashionable women with various shapes and sizes to help translate the latest trends into flattering looks. Let me know if there's anything you'd like to see or a trend you'd like me to try!

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  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/notifications/all Kristin Swenson

    That belt is PERFECT with that dress! Love animal prints!

    • PSG

      Thanks, Kristin! I’m a bit obsessed with animal prints these days too!

  • Carolyn

    I’m absolutely in love with this look and I’m so happy I found your blog. I’ve been searching for a cute chambray dress. Looks like it’s time for a trip to J. Crew!

  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    what a cute look! I am a big fan of shirt dresses, and the leopard belt is the perfect touch with this chambray one!