Christie Brinkley Just Influenced Me to Buy This Celeb-Backed Dress Style Ahead of Summer — Lookalikes Start at $38

Welcome to The Blueprint, where we break down the celebrity looks we want to wear right now and build them back up, piece by piece

Published Time: 03.06.2024 - 03:31:10 Modified Time: 03.06.2024 - 03:31:10

Welcome to The Blueprint, where we break down the celebrity looks we want to wear right now and build them back up, piece by piece.  

Five days a week, I’m busy scrolling the Internet for notable celebrity fashion to write about. So, you can imagine how many outfits I see on a weekly, nay, monthly basis. But few rarely end up living in my head rent-free. 

So, when I saw Christie Brinkley’s outfit blueprint earlier this week, my brain went “ding ding!” Her breezy midi dress brought me right back to the Banana Republic shirt dress that Meghan Markle wore last fall. It was flattering thanks to its waist-hugging tie — Meghan complemented hers with a belt — and seemed right for both work and post-work things. Plus, the buttons could be secured or unfastened for chilly or humid days, accordingly.

And even before the Duchess of Sussex wore a shirt dress, Oprah and Jennifer Lawrence were wearing similar styles in the height of summer. TL;DR: If they’re keeping cool in them, they must be good. Also, since dresses are a one-and-done celeb-worn style, you can have confidence in your ’fit without fussing about the particulars, like matching your shirt to your skirt.

This Amazon Essentials dress comes with its own belt that you can add or take off, as well as has long slee -

ves that’ll keep you warm in the shade or when near the water at night time. Did I mention Chrissy Teigen is also a fan of body-highlighting styles with belts? And, according one customer, “The material is a bit thin but opaque enough to not require a slip underneath.”

Brinkley’s accessories also deserve some major credit: Her straw tote bag was a summery take on the big bags that are booming among stars like Katie Holmes, Angelina Jolie, and Jennifer Lopez. It also resembled one carried by Jennifer Aniston’s Murder Mystery 2 character, which came out last year. This one from Gap is 40 percent off for a limited time, and according to one shopper, is a “great tote for the beach or vacation.”

Brinkley almost had me on the brink of buying pumps, but comfort still prevails in this house. Instead, I’d opt for something in the same slingback style, without the height. This black and beige pair has a baby block-like heel, which is very Sarah Jessica Parker-like and is a good lookalike for the very expensive Chanel shoes I hope to manifest one day.

Keep scrolling to shop more styles inspired by Christie Brinkley’s midi dress, tote bag, and shoes now. 

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