Gone with the Gingham

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Maison Jules gingham dress XS c/o, WHBM shoes, Ray-ban sunglasses

I’m always on the lookout for a good gingham, and when I put this dress on it was love at first try. As you guys may remember from my first post with Maison Jules, some of their items run on the smaller side which can be good news for petites. When shopping I look for promising signs like high waistlines, snug armholes and/or cropped lengths on the taller models. Such was the case with this dress which ended up fitting nicely off-the-rack, with the waistline and total length even hitting near my ideal spots. The silhouette is a swingy flare that moves when you do, not a full puffy flare.
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Quality is also nice with a textured cotton-blend material (no stretch), full lining, and invisible back zipper – plus it is machine washable. The construction of the bottom portion of this dress reminds me of my plaid circle skirt from the same brand. I hope they’ll continue to use this same flattering pattern in future seasons with different fabrics and prints!
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Measurements of an XS: 15″ across the armpits, 12″ across the waist 34″ total length. I also have some photos of how this looks worn with low, flatter shoes in a future post.
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Thank you to Maison Jules for partnering on this post! Here are their other spring new arrivals – they also have a similarly swingy-looking skirt in a smaller gingham print which looks darling with a sleeveless button-up, knotted at the waist.
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  1. Love this dress!! So perfect for spring 🙂


    Posted 3.31.16 Reply
  2. Loving this dress. Perfect for spring!


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  3. I just found out about your blog, love your femnine and elegant style!

    X Sandra


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  4. Vera wrote:

    What a beautiful dress.

    Blonde in Cashmere

    Posted 3.30.16 Reply
  5. Love this gingham dress! =)

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  6. t'sshania wrote:

    Love your dress you look stunning, great photos.

    New post

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  7. simpkin wrote:

    hi! love your blog! youre very creative and stylish! how / where do you store your clothes?

    Posted 3.30.16 Reply
  8. Briannac0 wrote:

    Love it! What purse are you carrying?

    Posted 3.30.16 Reply
  9. That dress is so lovely! I love the large gingham print and the flared shape. Great buy!

    Lifestyle by Joules

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  10. Love this dress!

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  11. Alicia Tim wrote:

    You are gorgeous!Beautiful dress!
    Love your style.

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  12. Gabriella wrote:

    Absolutely adorable! I love that dress.

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  13. Trang Do wrote:

    You looks so pretty! Beautiful dress!
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  14. Alice wrote:

    This dress is so pretty, love the pairing with those platform heels!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

    Posted 3.29.16 Reply
  15. What a classic shape and classic fabric. I love the black and white gingham of this dress, it makes a print closer to a basic. The fit looks amazing on you, so flattering and fresh! Definitely interested in picking this or the skirt soon!


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  16. Such a pretty dress. 🙂


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  17. This dress is stunning and you look gorgeous in it! Loving the gingham print♥


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  18. Carla Krae wrote:

    It's a nice dress, but the waist still seems too high.

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  19. Michele wrote:

    Whoever takes pictures for your blog does a wonderful job. It's such a nice change from selfies! It's also helpful to see your outfits from different angles. You are so photogenic and this dress is lovely. 🙂

    Posted 3.29.16 Reply
  20. Serein Wu wrote:

    Love the dress, looks so good on you!

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  21. Gingham isn't my thing but I like that it's not a full puffy flare and more of a swingy flare. Looks great on you 🙂


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  22. Mei Liang wrote:

    Spring is definitely on full swing with this dress! I have yet to find a gingham dress that fits perfectly, looking forward to see how Maison Jules will fit. Also love the shoe and handbag, pairs nicely with the dress.

    Pieces of Mei

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  23. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    Love your Gingham dress! So pretty!

    Shall We Sasa

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  24. Deasy Noel wrote:

    That dress looks so pretty on you 🙂 The print looks great too – simple yet still feminine and flattering.


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  25. Minau wrote:

    Gorgeous look! Love your dress and shoes!

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  26. Anonymous wrote:

    I love that dress! Very inexpensive and super adorable!
    Hope you are enjoying charleston! A great city for a photo op! Hopefully you have a couple more posts on your stay

    Posted 3.29.16 Reply
  27. Marta wrote:

    That dress looks awesome! Lovely style!


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  28. Andrea wrote:

    A newer follower here, I love your style and it has helped me redefine my own personal style and taste. I never would have thought of looking more critically at the construction of clothing to see if they would work for me, or how a little bit of tailoring will bring an item to the next level. Love this dress on you! I love a good classic black and white gingham pattern too!

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  30. amazing dresss. i like it

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  31. Ruby Sun wrote:

    Hi Jean, I am located in Boston as well and I am looking to alter my wedding dress slightly. May I ask which tailor you used for your dress? Thanks for your help and great outfit!

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