How To Wear Chambray Dress Outfits: The lookalike of denim, chambray is a breathable, softer alternative that is taking the fashion industry by storm. This clean blue linen is a wonderful addition to your closet essentials and can be styled for almost any weather and almost any occasion. It’s best recognized as a shirt, but more recently has been trending as dress outfits too! Despite the fact that the woven fabric started in northern France, the textile was immediately adopted by the United States. Contrary to popular belief, it has no link to denim, giving it all the more styling opportunities.
Chambray gives a flattering look to all body types. The best thing about chambray is that it is very easy to get stitched in a way that best flatters your body, without it getting too uncomfortable or awkward looking as denim tends to get. This is a perfect advantage as it makes layering and styling so much easier.
How To Style Chambray Dresses?
The possibilities are endless when it comes to chambray. It may be a lookalike for denim but offers an incredible versatility that denim cannot. Besides being more comfortable, these dresses allow for a lot more layering and matching, due to which you can be on top of your fashion game! Accessories that work best and most coherently are beige or white-coloured shoes, purses, or jewellery. this is because these colours compliment the varying tones of chambray very well to elevate the entire outfit by giving it a sophisticated look. and of course, a pop of colour can always be added to bring out the chambray material and really make it a sight for sore eyes.
Do’s and Dont’s Of Chambray Outfits
- Don’t be afraid of the temperature! While chambray dresses look stunnning when they are sleeveless, do not be afraid to experiment with full sleeves too. Chambray is a light breathable material which will not feel suffocating duirng the summeritme. So dont forgo the dimension-adding sleeves!
- Do pay attention to accesories. Chambray is a denim lookalike, and if denim accesories such as a denim bag is added, it will take away from the glory of the chambray and make the outfit too monotonous. So try to add simple beige or white accesories instead!
- Do experiment with different tones of chambray! The basic blue is a classic, but do try to work with lightwash chambray too as it can completely change the vibe of your outfit.
- Don’t forgo chambray in the winters! You can wear outfits with faux leather pants or maybe even layer a dress underneath a cropped sweater/cardigan!
20 – Wear A Simple Cardigan On Top Of Your Dress With Nude Booties
To spruce up a plain dress, the best option is to add a layer on top. this works out really well for the chilly weather by helping you stay warm while being effortlessly chic. Take a look at this dress outfit, for example, with a pastel pink-colored oversized cardigan sweater on top. The blue of the chambray dress ties nicely with the pinks of the cardigan and gives a lovely look, which also keeps you comfortable.
19 – Wear It With A Leather Jacket And Stockings
Here is an outfit for when you want to channel your bad girl vibes. Add a cropped black leather jacket on top of a dress along with some sheer black stockings. Tie the look together with sunglasses and a petite black bag and you got yourself an amazing biker outfit. Chambray is versatile for this very reason, it works everywhere.
18 – Wear A Suede Jacket With Animal Print Shoes
As we have previously established, one of the colors that go very well with chambray is coral or pastel pink shades. This dress is a softer variation of the biker girl outfit, with the jacket being light pink suede material this time. This outfit is perfect for outdoor activities. Style it further with floral earrings and a pink tassel purse along with the jacket and this will ensure that the femininity of the dress stays intact.
17 – Lace Blouse Layer Under Sleeveless Chambray
If you are not into putting layers on top of your dress then how about adding layers underneath? Here is this adorable option, where you can layer a white full-sleeved laced top underneath a loose-fitting, flared chambray dress. The tassels on the blouse will add so much dimension to the overall outfit. The sleeves become not only an eye-catching factor for the dress, but they also complement the blue hues of the chambray dress too.
16 – Pair An Oversized Chunky Knit On Top Of Your Dress With Knee High Boots
Who says you cannot wear a dress in the wintertime? For a knee-length chambray dress, add a cropped coral pink sweater (two complementing colors) and thigh-high boots to complete the look. Not only do you stay warm, but the layering will make you look put together and your overall outfit will become eye-catching and unique.
15 – Pair Your Dress With A Flannel Jacket And White Ankle Boots
This outfit is so adorable with the cute flannel jacket on top! It’s a unique outfit, perfect for the autumn season with the color palette of the jacket. The white, orange and brown tones go very well with the light chambray dress, and to top it all off, the white boots add the element which ties it all together. This outfit is fun and very easy to pull off, giving you a chic look with minimal effort!
14 – Wear A Denim Jacket With Your Dress
While chambray is not the same as denim, you can create a wonderful double denim illusion with this lovely outfit. This is a knee-length chambray dress, that has been layered with a distressed denim jacket on top. The graceful flares of the chambray dress are beautiful with the rips in the denim jacket to create an interesting contrast that will catch everyone’s eye! Add a pop of color with platform brown sandals and a beige hat and you have a stunning outfit, perfect to wear on several occasions.
13 – Striped Chambray Dress With Heels
Chambray dresses with a plain base are cool, but have you ever thought of styling an ombre and striped chambray dress? The simplicity in this dress is everything. The ombre from light to dark is beautifully paired with printed white stripes going vertically down the dress. Cinched at the waist with a chambray belt, this outfit works perfectly with a pair of brown heels (or even boots!) and is perfect to wear on a date!
12 – Star Printed Chambray Dress With Open Toe Sandals
Here is another adorable option for an outfit: this chambray dress is beautifully adorned with tiny white printed stars. It gives a whimsical and youthful look to the overall outfit and brings out the blue of the chambray even more. It’s an adorable option that will go best with matching white accessories. To go for a summery more colorful option, pair with it a vibrant element, be it a purse or cute sandals with bright-colored pompoms.
11 – Piar Your Dress With Suede Knee Length Boots
How cute is this knee-length chambray dress with tiny minimalistic white flowers embroidered all over it? Add some knee-high brown boots and it’s the perfect no-brainer outfit when you have nothing to wear. The boots could be swapped out for white chunky sneakers or even heels, all depending on your preference and the occasion!
10 – Strawberry Dress With Doc Martens And A Red Bag
This option is gorgeous with a dotted white cotton blouse layered under a midi dress embroidered with strawberries on the skirt part! It’s a cute preppy outfit that will suit all body types and of course, can be mixed and matched with blouses with different sleeve styles too! The white and the blue work perfectly together and the red of the strawberries adds an accent colour for the overall outfit. Carry that red along with a petite weaved basket purse and you have the perfect outfit for a picnic date! Shoes can be mixed and matched; both chunky doc martins and white sneakers can go with this outfit.
9 – Chambray Floral Long Slit Dress With Nude Heels
Another cute embroidered alternative is this long mermaid-style chambray dress. Along with a v neckline, and a string tied around the waist to cinch it, the dress is split from the bottom to give a flattering silhouette. It will go perfectly with a basket weave bag or any other beige accessories, hence making the pop of colour that the cute floral embroidery brings the star of the show. So simple but so cute!
8 – Buttoned Dress With Wedges
This outfit is a classic! With a collared neckline and a partial button-down detail, this dress is simple and can be easily styled. You can go in any direction at all for the accessories; scarves, big hoops, a petite purse. Almost anything can be styled with this basic dress, it is all up to you!
7 – Faded Chambray With White Chunky Sneakers
Another variation of the classic dress, this one is different due to the fading colour in some areas of the dress. The light wash gives it almost a tie-dye effect which paired with the collar and the buttons all the way down is a cute and whimsical option for outdoor occasions. It pairs perfectly with white sneakers and white jewellery to match with the white buttons of the dress.
6 – Spaghetti Strap Style Dress For The Beach
Midi dresses with a split hem are perfect to wear at the beach. Along with chambray being a comfortable and breathable material to wear, it also works perfectly with the spaghetti straps to create a simple but curve-defining outfit that will flatter all body types!
5 – Belted Dress With Nude Heels
Mini dresses can look so graceful and its best example is this light sleeveless chambray mini dress that is cinched at the waist with a wide belt tied into a dramatic knot. it gives the perfect hourglass figure and this is the type of dress that can work on many semi-formal occasions. Basketweave bags go great with this and match that with beige heels and you have a picture-perfect outfit!
4 – Basic Buttoned Dress
It’s always a safe option to go with the classics. A plain but stylish variation of a mini dress is this v necked sleeveless dress with buttons going all the way down to its hem. It has loads of styling potential and it can be layered beautifully with jackets.
3 – Cutout Chambray Dress Slide-Ons
This is another variation of the set mentioned above, but this is one piece with a cutout at the midriff. It’s a lighter dress that will be perfect to wear for a beach day, tied with beige accessories like sandals or a purse!
2 – Dark Blue Two Piece Chambray
Opt for this two-piece outfit with a cute cropped top and a matching knee-length skirt to go with it. This two-piece is a much-needed addition to your closet and it’s so easy to style up or down! You can alternate between white sneakers and white heels and add a basket weave bag to elevate the look even more.
1 – Off Shoulder Mini Dress With Nude Laceup Heels
This dark mini dress has a ruched off-the-shoulder neckline with short flared sleeves. It flares out at the bottom and is perfect to wear during the summer, as it is very breathable. You could match accessories for example a blue tote bag or add a pop of colour to your outfit!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Will chambray dresses look good with leggings?
Ans. While long chambray shirts can be nicely tied with leggings, it is not preferred to wear leggings with a chambray dress. The colors of the legging might clash harshly with the chambray fabric. However, dresses would go nicely with sheer stockings, or perhaps skin tone colored leggings may work, depending on the length of the dress.
Q. Are chambray dresses still in style?
Ans. Of course! While this fashion trend may be from decades ago, this fabric is versatile. Over the years the fashion industry has come up with countless new trends that will work wonderfully to complement chambray dresses. So all you need to do is to tie the right modern trend with a dress, and you have a great outfit!
Q. How to style a chambray jumpsuit?
Ans. Chambray jumpsuits look their best and most flattering when they are cinched at the waist with a belt. In addition to this, if the jumpsuit has wide legs it will look very flattering on almost all body types. To give it a bit of a formal look, a jumpsuit with an off-the-shoulder neckline would also look amazing.
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