The versatile knit blazer + little white dress

elegant spring fashion outfit ideas by extra petite fashion blog

Gibson knit blazer xxs petite, French Connection dress 0, Tasha headband (more colors), Sugarfix earrings, Celine bag, Ann Taylor sandals

With wedding season around the corner, I’ve been getting a lot of requests for white outfits for bridal activities! I’m actually a big fan of white for regular wear (gotta take advantage before Nori becomes a sticky-fingered, crayon-wielding toddler ; ) since I love the crisp and fresh look. I wanted to share this flattering dress, and will be reviewing a chic white jumpsuit next week!

little white dress for bridal shower celine nano bag

French Connection Whisper Dress (3 colors)

First up is this little number from French Connection’s whisper collection, which features clean lines and tends to run a little small. This looks pretty simple on the hanger, but comes to life once it’s on and is a definite “feel good” piece. It fit me surprisingly well, creating an hourglass silhouette while accentuating just the right places. The dress is nice quality in a medium weight material (with slight stretch), adjustable straps, and a full lining. Size 0 measures 15″ across the underarms, 12″ across the waist, and 16″ across the hips.

Gibson Knit Blazer (5 colors)

This is actually one of my favorite new additions this year (will show better photos of it soon!). It’s made of a medium to thicker weight, structured yet very comfortable and stretchy knit, almost like a sweatshirt material. This makes it versatile enough to go from workwear to super casual looks, and looks great over slim ankle pants or paired simply with jeans and a tee! The lapel-less notched collar is flattering, and the blazer is fully lined in fun prints (pink has a blue striped lining, while white has a black dotted lining) with pockets. My usual size fits me perfectly, and I especially appreciate that the sleeves are slim-fit!

Tasha headband

Stylish pieces that are functional are a win-win for me. My exact headband just sold out, but here’s a few other options that I either tried on or own: 1) Tasha waves headband features a narrower width and flattering scalloped sides, 2) Cara velvet headband feels luxe and has”teeth” on the inner band to keep it from sliding (plus black against dark hair is always a safe color to try), and Cara pleated knot headband is feminine and flattering (see it on me in pink).

little white dress for bridal shower bachelorette

I’m also partnering with Nordstrom today to share about some of their services and benefits that new customers might not know about! Here’s a few of the ones I use the most:

  • Free shipping & return shipping on all orders. Such a time and $ saver for those who struggle with fit! Also, the free return shipping label is actually included inside the original package, unlike the majority of retailers that have you log online, request a return, and then print out a return label (usually with a fee).
  • “BOPUS” or Buy Online, Pick Up in Store. For last-minute gifts or outfit needs, you can order something online and have it ready for pickup within two hours if it’s in stock. Most locations also do free curbside pickup for BOPUS, where someone brings the order right out to your car (especially helpful with a sleeping baby in the backseat) .
  • Alterations services. Nordstrom stores offer a full range of alteration services by their in-house tailors, for any items – not just ones that were purchased at a Nordstrom.

white knit blazer petite work wear outfits

white dress outfits for rehearsal dinner bridal shower

Thank you Nordstrom for partnering on this post.


22 thoughts on “The versatile knit blazer + little white dress

  • Reply Debbie March 31, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Breathtaking outfit. The white dress is FANTASTIC. I love everything about it, the length, the cut, clean lines and the most important style. Very feminine and elegant look.

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite April 2, 2019 at 3:58 pm

      Thank so much for the kind words, Debbie! xx

  • Reply Charmaine Ng March 31, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Always appreciative of your suggestions, Jean! Love the white blazer – I don’t have a knitted one so it would make a nice addition to my wardrobe. And that little white dress is the cutest! 🙂 ❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Roses for Fridays | by mia April 1, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Always a beautiful and classy look … love ♥️the white dress style!

  • Reply Janine April 1, 2019 at 1:38 am

    I love this outfit so much! I agree, there is something so crisp and fresh about an all-white outfit and it leaves room to play with pops of color and patterns in accessories!
    That headband gives the perfect little touch to the look!
    xx Janine

  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style April 1, 2019 at 1:59 am

    That’s such a beautiful dress. X

  • Reply Elizabeth T. April 1, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Absolutely in love with this elegant dress <3 🙂 You're always so chic, Jean!

  • Reply Michael @ Mile in My Glasses April 1, 2019 at 3:51 am

    That white dress is gorgeous Jean! I love the knit blazer, too!

    I hope you have a wonderful Monday,

  • Reply Rena April 1, 2019 at 3:52 am

    You look perfect in your white on white look!

  • Reply Mireia April 1, 2019 at 5:17 am

    What a beautiful dress!

  • Reply Marta April 1, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    I’m honestly loving the hair accessories trend, that headband looks so chic.

  • Reply Natasja April 1, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Hi there,
    You look Beautiful and the outfit is perfect! Where else can I buy the dress if Nordstrom doesn’t have it in my size ? Thanks for your help!🙏🏽

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite April 2, 2019 at 3:59 pm

      Hi Natasja! A couple other stores also sell French connection and this dress! I’m going to look around for the best price and stock and share it in my next post.

  • Reply May April 2, 2019 at 12:25 am

    I am seriously loving all your headbands. So cute! Also, love your white dress.

    May ||

  • Reply cara April 2, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Hi Jean!
    I get an error when I tried to send you a message via “Advertise.” Is that form down by chance? Thanks!

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite April 2, 2019 at 3:59 pm

      Hi Cara! I just had it tested recently and it works! Maybe try again from a different browser? Sorry for the trouble!

    • Reply Huong April 3, 2019 at 12:36 pm

      Jean is right, it does work but there is a character limit. If your message is too long, an error will appear. Just shorten it. Don’t ask me why I know. 😝

  • Reply Kim April 2, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    What a beautiful dress! I decided to step out of my comfort zone and grab the white blazer, which arrived today, and the beautiful (and affordable) Uniqlo white lace skirt from your post a while back. The white cami is expected this weekend–so much fun!

  • Reply vera sawicki April 4, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Beautiful dress!!!

  • Reply Belle By Laurelle April 5, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Beautiful dress, beautiful blazer, beautiful hair and even more beautiful lady! You look amazing. XX

    Belle By Laurelle

  • Reply Caroline Shin April 9, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Not related to this particular post but if you ever decide to sell your Uniqueen Malong tweed jacket, please let me know 🙂 Great posts!

  • Reply Morgan April 30, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    I bought this dress to wear to my law school graduation. If you have any ideas on how it would be best to accessorize it, I would love to have your advice!

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