Blue Baby Shower Dress: Styled Three Ways

Chicago personal stylist styling a blue floral dress three ways for spring.

As soon as I got this Sail to Sable dress in the mail, I knew it was the perfect blue baby shower dress to celebrate a close friend’s little one last weekend!

I generally love dressing for a theme, as it gives you a little bit more direction when you’re getting dressed. Since my friends already knew the gender of their little boy arriving in a few weeks, I opted to wear a baby blue dress to their party. I wasn’t the only one, either! Lots of women had on different blue-based prints and shades of blues and greens, which all coordinated together so well. Great for photos! (I love those little things so much, ha.)

What I Wore to a Boy's Baby Shower in Chicago: Sail to Sable Dress, Silver Ballet Flats, and a White Bottega-inspired Bag

Shop My Outfit: Floral Dress, Silver Ballet Flats, White Bag

But back to this fun, floral blue baby shower dress… Jenn Lake just launched her 12th capsule collection with preppy, East-coast-based, brand Sail to Sable. It’s honestly maybe her best one yet!

My favorite piece in the collection is this ric-rac mini dress! I mean, could it be cuter?! The perfect little number to wear to all of Chicago’s street fests this summer.

But seeing as we’ve barely dipped our toes into Spring here in Chicago, I, unfortunately, knew I would get much more wear out of a long-sleeved, ankle-length blue baby shower dress. One of those times where you have to choose comfort and practicality over style!

I opted for the Anne dress in a gorgeous hydrangea blue floral print. If it’s warmer where you are, the print is also available in a short-sleeved style: Olivia Floral Print Belted Shirt Dress

While this is not a blue maternity maxi dress, I actually think it would be perfect for moms-to-be looking for baby shower dresses, too! There’s lots of room for a bump in this swingy style.

I have this same Anne silhouette in a gold sequin fabric from the holidays โ€” pictured here! While there is lots of room in this comfortable, caftan-like silhouette, it lays and drapes SO beautifully. It never feels like there’s too much fabric! Truly top notch from a fit and quality perspective.

Blue Baby Shower Dress: Styled Three Ways

Of course, this dress is so much more than just a blue baby shower dress! It has the perfect hues of hydrangea blues that you’ll be reaching for all summer long. Outside of wearing it to a baby shower this past weekend, here are three ways I plan on styling it in the weeks to come…

Styled with Pops of Red

Chicago blogger wearing Sail to Sable Dress by Style Charade's Jenn Lake.

It’s no secret that RED is the color of the season! Pops of red, specifically. Especially as we near closer to Memorial Day and July 4th, I love a nod to a patriotic red, white, and blue outfit.

Chicago fashion blogger styling a blue floral dress with white heels and a red handbag.

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STS Floral Dress

Marc Fisher Deann Heels (similar styles: $45*, $50*, $50, $90*, $120*, $150*, $150* โ€” *use code JSTURDY20 for an extra 20% off your order!)

Ralph Lauren Red Bag (similar styles: $80, $89, $330, $595)

Pearl Hoop Earrings (my favorites โ€” only $35!)

U Beauty Lip Plasma in ‘Shanghai’ (you can see swatches of my other lip gloss colors in this post!)

Paired with Cool Sneakers

How to Style a Dress with Sneakers

If your lifestyle leans more on the casual side, you’re not alone! I love styling my dresses and long skirts with sneakers. You can add a sweater over your shoulders to pull the outfit together in a stylish way!

Chicago fashion blogger wearing a blue floral dress with metallic sneakers and a white cashmere sweater over the shoulders.

PS: Metallic sneakers are definitely having a mini moment, too!

How to Style a Dress with Sneakers and a Sweater Over Your Shoulders

I couldn’t decide if I liked the look of the white or the grey sweater better… What’s your take?

For more tips on styling a dress with sneakers, check out this post!

Chicago influencer wearing a Style Charade x Sail to Sable Anne Dress in Blue Hydrangea Floral

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STS Floral Dress

Autumn Cashmere White Sweater

Vineyard Vines Grey Cashmere Sweater (similar styles: $78, $120, $130, $159)

Marc Fisher Sneakers (use code JSTURDY20 for an extra 20% off your purchase!)

Amazon Hexagon Sunglasses

Wear it Belted with a Block Heel

Chicago lifestyle influencer wearing a Sail to Sable dress by Jennifer Lake with raffia accessories and lace-up block heel sandals.

To define your waist a bit, I love adding a natural belt! I found this raffia belt on Amazon last year and it’s admittedly not the best quality, but gets the job done. One year later, now that I know just how much I reach for and wear this raffia belt, I plan on upgrading to this one! It’s under $100 and much better quality. A few other options worth considering: $22 at Kohl’s by Lauren Conrad, $40 at Mango, and $60 at Anthro.

Fashion and lifestyle influencer Bows & Sequins styling a Sail to Sable dress.

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STS Floral Dress

Amazon Raffia Belt (similar styles: $22, $40, $60, $80, $98)

Nine West Block Heel Sandals (similar styles: $40, $60)

White Woven Knot Bag

Amazon Raffia Hoops

Chicago-based fashion and beauty blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a Sail to Sable dress with a raffia belt and white woven knot handbag.

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  1. 4.21.24
    Rita said:

    Lovely dress. I like all the ways you styled it, I prefer the white sweater.