• Lemon Print Sundress

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    lemon dress sz S (*see note below), Caslon sandals sz 5 (see my review), straw bag, Baublebar earrings, similar sunglassesT&B boater hat (2 colors) + added striped scarf

    This affordable little sundress was sold out for months, but it just got restocked under Prime so I dug out these old photos! (NOTE: if the Prime icon is no longer available next to the size & color you need, that unfortunately means Amazon has sold out, so it would be shipping direct from the overseas vendor which I would not recommend). I’m a sucker for lemon print and had searched high and low for a piece featuring the sunny fruit. This is a fairly basic, cotton/spandex sundress, and what you receive is pretty accurate to the stock photo. Fit is true to size – for reference, I’m wearing sz Small and was approximately 105 lbs (mostly concentrated in the belly) and 5 feet tall. The shoulder straps are adjustable and I had them set pretty short, in order for the waistline to fit above my bump.

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    I styled this very casually for a day of exploring with my white J.Crew petites denim jacket (see my review) and my comfiest cushioned sandals! Measurements of dress in sz S, when lying flat and un-stretched (fabric is stretchy): 15.25″ across the underarms, 13″ across the waist, 22″ skirt length. Based on some of the customer photos, it looks like the different prints / colors may run very differently fit-wise, so I can only speak to the lemon print one that I ordered!

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    A small tip for making your hats more versatile – when traveling in the summer, I usually pack a few skinny scarves such as this striped blue one, in order to tie around the bands of my hats to change up the look. I also make DIY bands using wide grosgrain ribbon with velcro tabs, but that takes a little more effort than simply tying a scarf in a bow!

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    26 thoughts on “Lemon Print Sundress

    • Reply Mimi July 28, 2018 at 12:23 am

      I’ve been loving floral and fruit prints. They are so cute and perfect for spring and summer. I love the way you styled your bun to accommodate the hat. Can you do a tutorial for a low hair bun (I know you had one for a high bun)? I would love to be able to wear a straw hat with my hair styled like that. Thanks.

      • Reply Jean | Extra Petite July 28, 2018 at 12:44 pm

        Hi Mimi! I actually use the exact same tools and method, just secure the bun lower by my neck and off to the side. I still use the little claw clip that I mentioned in that tutorial, just lower, and wrap the hair around it and secure with the spin pins!

        • Reply Mimi July 29, 2018 at 5:53 pm

          I’m gonna try that. Hope it turns out as nice as yours. Thanks for the quick tutorial 😊

    • Reply Kim July 28, 2018 at 1:00 am

      How do you get such a thin fabric to look so smooth? What undergarment?

      • Reply Brianna July 28, 2018 at 12:34 pm

        I was wondering the same thing. I would look like a lemon in this outfit.

      • Reply Jean | Extra Petite July 28, 2018 at 12:45 pm

        Honestly I didn’t find it to be as thin as some of the reviewers mentioned! But the problem with Amazon apparel is I think certain colors and prints can be pretty different in fabric quality or fit, even if its listed under the same style. So judging by the photos, I think most of the reviewers complaining about a thin fabric didn’t order the lemon one. I’m not wearing anything seamless underneath – just my regular skin-toned underwear and my usual stick-on bra pads!

        • Reply Guest July 31, 2018 at 3:18 pm

          Hi Jean! I really enjoy your blog and have followed for years. I have to disagree – I ordered the dress in the lemon print and was really disappointed. The material was incredibly thin and transparent and overall, the dress looked very cheap. I am returning, was very disappointed by this dress.

          • Reply Jean | Extra Petite August 1, 2018 at 12:18 am

            This really makes me wonder whether the manufacturer changed the fabric and as a result there are two or more different batches. I got a comment from someone on IG today saying she just received the dress and was very happy with it, and I definitely would not say the one I received is sheer. The only explanation I can think of is they changed the fabric for some of the dresses in latter batches, and I’m bummed to hear that the one you got is poor quality!

        • Reply RAJASHREE August 15, 2018 at 11:02 pm

          What kind of stick on bra pads are you wearing?

    • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog July 28, 2018 at 1:37 am

      Perfect outfit for travelling indeed, Jean! I love the lemon prints, it makes you look so fresh! It’s just the right dress for summer 🙂 ❤️

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    • Reply Kathy July 28, 2018 at 8:42 am

      Love your whole look! Unfortunately the dress doesn’t seem to be available in a size xs which I think would be the size I need. After seeing you look so lovely in straw hats I’m searching for one t that doesn’t swallow me up, as well as being petite in body I have a small face too. The one you are wearing in this poat looks like it might work but is listed as one size fits all. Do you find it stays on your head (or do you have any tricks to making it a snugger fit?). Thanks Jezn

      • Reply Jean | Extra Petite July 28, 2018 at 12:47 pm

        Hi Kathy! When shopping for hats I usually look for either sizes (ie banana republic offers S, M, L and their hats usually run smaller) or an adjustable tie strap inside! A lot of the hats at Nordstrom actually come with the tie strap for their one size fits all styles. If all fails you can also purchase thin adhesive strips of foamy material from the drugstore and line the interior of your hat bands.

    • Reply Sanjivani July 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      Wow! How great are these outfits. I am looking to buy this dress.

    • Reply Emma Livengood July 28, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      I love this dress it is beautiful, and I’ve have never looked into a dress of this print but I will now! I also loved the hat idea on using scarfs to change the look a wonderful idea an a great way to stay on budget.

    • Reply Briana July 28, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      You look great in the yellow print!

      Briana
      https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

    • Reply Jae July 29, 2018 at 5:48 am

      Love the lemon dress and how cute you look with your pregnant belly! Wishing you all the best through the rest of your pregnancy!
      Jae
      http://www.allthatjae.com

    • Reply Maureen July 29, 2018 at 7:04 am

      A fun print to wear – lemons! Love this little sundress and I like how you styled it!

      Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • Reply Simona Adamcova July 29, 2018 at 11:36 am

      I lpve that outfit, so fun and summery 🙂 love yellow

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    • Reply Petite Teacher July 30, 2018 at 12:52 pm

      Such a cute dress Jean and such a wise decision to wear very comfortable shoes! Love, Lieske

    • Reply Elizabeth T. July 30, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      This dress is super cute! I’ve been such a big fan of fruit prints lately, and this lemon one is adorable! <3 🙂

      XO, Elizabeth T.
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    • Reply May July 31, 2018 at 10:36 am

      Love the lemon print sun dress! Also, great tip on bringing skinny scarves to wrap around the hat. Will have to try soon.

      May || http://themoderness.com/

    • Reply Jenny Yang July 31, 2018 at 12:41 pm

      this dress is so cute! I love how much of a statement it is and how perfect it is for the summer!
      xx jen
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    • Reply Charlie July 31, 2018 at 11:57 pm

      I love this lemon dress! Its so cute and summery. I love how you styled it!

      XOXO
      Charlie
      livinglifepetite.com

    • Reply Jandrew August 1, 2018 at 4:06 pm

      Hey Jean , I love this 🍋 lemon dress . I’ve been seeing lots of fruit prints . I think the last time they were this popular was in the 1950’s . Very cute , summer at it’s best !
      Jandrew
      Dress The Part
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    • Reply Narhee August 2, 2018 at 5:13 pm

      Love this cute lemon dress!

      Narhee | Made in Mauve

    • Reply Katya August 4, 2018 at 3:01 am

      Wow, what an amazing detailed dress. I bet this is a nice look to rock during summer or strolling at the beach. I love the overall design.

      StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

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