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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31 thoughts on “Gone with the Gingham

  • Ruby Sun March 29, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    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!

  • BAMBI BOHO by Sylwia Badora March 29, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    amazing dresss. i like it

  • EVA. March 29, 2016 at 1:42 pm
  • Andrea March 29, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    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!

  • Marta March 29, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    That dress looks awesome! Lovely style!


  • Anonymous March 29, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    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

  • Minau March 29, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Gorgeous look! Love your dress and shoes!

  • Deasy Noel March 29, 2016 at 2:40 pm

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


  • Sasa Zoe March 29, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Love your Gingham dress! So pretty!

    Shall We Sasa

  • Mei Liang March 29, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    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

  • Thuy | Dress Up, Chow Down March 29, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    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 🙂


  • Serein Wu March 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Love the dress, looks so good on you!

  • Michele March 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    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. 🙂

  • Carla Krae March 29, 2016 at 7:12 pm

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

  • Pamela Gonzalez March 29, 2016 at 8:20 pm

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


  • Yana Kasekamp March 29, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Such a pretty dress. 🙂


  • Emily Kate Farina March 29, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    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!


  • Alice March 29, 2016 at 10:47 pm

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

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  • Trang Do March 30, 2016 at 1:31 am

    You looks so pretty! Beautiful dress!
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  • Gabriella March 30, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Absolutely adorable! I love that dress.

  • Alicia Tim March 30, 2016 at 7:52 am

    You are gorgeous!Beautiful dress!
    Love your style.

  • Monika Wlodarczyk March 30, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Love this dress!

  • Julie Hiller March 30, 2016 at 10:41 am

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

    Lifestyle by Joules

  • Briannac0 March 30, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Love it! What purse are you carrying?

  • simpkin March 30, 2016 at 2:37 pm

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

  • t'sshania March 30, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Love your dress you look stunning, great photos.

    New post

  • Alyssa Renee March 30, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Love this gingham dress! =)

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  • Vera March 30, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    What a beautiful dress.

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  • Sandra - More Style Than Fashion March 31, 2016 at 6:31 am

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

    X Sandra


  • Alexa Johnson March 31, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Loving this dress. Perfect for spring!


  • Maggie Zemanek March 31, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Love this dress!! So perfect for spring 🙂


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