Floral Print Shirt Dress dressed up and down

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Banana Republic floral dress 0 petite, white denim jacket xxsp (older version), INC slides (old), Gianvito Rossi pumps 35.5

This past weekend, we were back in Houston celebrating one of my close friends and her traveling tea party business! There were several babies in attendance at this friends & family event, so Nori also put on her Sunday best for our mommy and me look, and even broke out her mini fascinator hat for a whole 30 seconds ; )

It’s in the mid 80s already in Houston, so I picked out this versatile and lightweight floral print shirt dress from Banana Republic – it’s currently on sale with code STYLE for 40% off your purchase! The sale also includes this satiny blush dress (soft and romantic for a wedding!) that I reviewed in this post, and this striped sleeved maxi dress that I showed in this post.

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Banana Republic dress 0 petite on sale!, white denim jacket xxsp (older version)on sale!, INC slides (old)

This floral print dress features a button down front, pockets (!), and a sash belt to accentuate the waist. Shirt dresses like this make a great office piece styled with either a cropped blazer or colorful cardigan, or you can even try a tee layered underneath to add some sleeve coverage. For a party or a shower (or I could see this as a variation on all white for a bridal shower!), I’d dress it up with heels and pearls. I also wore this dress casually on our trip with a denim jacket and low slide sandals, as shown below!

Fit-wise, I agree with several reviewers about this dress running narrow across the chest. I sized up for a more comfortable fit in the bodice, especially as I planned on nursing in this. The skirt has a gentle flare to it and a size 0P hits 2” above the knees on me (for reference, I’m 5’ tall). The dress is nice quality in a woven textured fabric, and a full lining so you don’t have to worry about sheerness.

I also just saw Banana Republic came out with “True Hues” wardrobe staples like shoes and camisoles in a whole array of skin-toned shades! As a hoarder of flattering “nude” shoe and undergarments, I love this concept since nude is never a one size fits all color.

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On Nori: H&H cardigan (soo cute), Baby Gap skirt, Little Bee mocs – all size 3-6m, mini fascinator

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Thank you to Banana Republic for partnering on this post.

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20 Comments

  1. Lisa wrote:

    Beautiful dress! You are looking so cute in this dress. I’m obsessed to wear floral dress and can’t wait to try this.

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  2. Ruth Josey wrote:

    That is the most gorgeous floral dress you’re wearing (and I like the one on your friend, too) and the heels you paired it with are perfect! Little Nori steals the show, though. That baby fascinator……I love it!

    Ruth
    http://www.VogueFauxReal.com

    Posted 5.16.19 Reply
  3. Am I the only one dying to know where your fun fascinator is from?
    Love your looks here. As someone who never finds the right nude color anything, I’m heading over there right now! Also I’m really loving the white denim jacket. Ugh, I might need to get one of those. It’s like instant summer to any outfit. Brilliant.

    Posted 5.12.19 Reply
  4. Rachel I Johnson wrote:

    This is a beautiful classy look for all of you. Love the look of joyfulness everyone has.

    Posted 5.10.19 Reply
  5. Jae wrote:

    That fascinator is so cute! Love this classic look.
    Jae
    http://www.editedbyjae.com

    Posted 5.9.19 Reply
  6. jame wrote:

    It looks so fresh. Such a cute outfit!

    Posted 5.9.19 Reply
  7. This dress is soo pretty! <3 🙂 And I love your hat, Jean! You look sooo classy and feminine!

    XO, Elizabeth T.
    http://clothestoyouuu.com

    Posted 5.8.19 Reply
  8. Such a beautiful shirt dress Jean!

    I hope you have a fantastic Wednesday,
    
Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.com

    Posted 5.8.19 Reply
  9. Adrienne wrote:

    May I ask where your friend’s embellished dress is from? Thanks!

    Posted 5.8.19 Reply
  10. Valeri Pighini wrote:

    I love Nori’s hounds-tooth jacket Jean. Soooo darling. And you look so chic in that darling dress with the jean jacket. Great look. Love, Val

    Posted 5.8.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thanks for always sprucing up our day, Val! xx

      Posted 5.8.19 Reply
  11. Marta wrote:

    That’s such a cute dress and it looks super versatile, the fit is classy and the neckline is more casual. I like how you styled in both ways, I think it would’ve looked great as well with some white sneakers for the more casual look.

    Posted 5.8.19 Reply
  12. Mireia wrote:

    Super cute dress!

    Posted 5.8.19 Reply
  13. Janine wrote:

    Omg little Nori is the cuuutest!! You looked absolutely fab in that dress, so classy and I adore the heels your paired it with.
    xx Janine
    https://walkinmysneaks.blogspot.com

    Posted 5.8.19 Reply
  14. Looking so glam and gorgeous, Jean! I love your hat too, it really matches the dress! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

    Posted 5.8.19 Reply
  15. Roses for Fridays | by mia wrote:

    Awww, you and your little Angel are so cute and beautiful … such great moments captured!

    🌸🍃ROSES FOR FRIDAYS 🌸🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 5.8.19 Reply
  16. anna wrote:

    can you share the name brand of the dress your friend is wearing?

    Posted 5.8.19 Reply
  17. Briana wrote:

    This is one of my favorite posts of yours!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com

    Posted 5.7.19 Reply

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