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Shop the Trend: Blue China Print

My obsession with blue china prints started in childhood. My favorite book was Blue Willow and I had several blue china patterns in my bedroom. My love for this pattern was reignited recently when Kate Middleton wore a long-sleeve dress in a gorgeous blue and white floral pattern in Australia (see the photos on Vanity Fair’s website here). I’ve rounded up 19 equally pretty blue china-type pieces and all but two are under $100! Click through to shop!

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    Click through to shop these blue china prints and more on a budget!

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    There are so many blue and white patterns out there to love, and these dresses are more of a traditional, muted way of doing a blue china print. From a dress with sleeves for a more formal event, to spaghetti straps for a backyard BBQ.

     

    Get the dress from Dorothy Perkins for $79.
    Borrow the dress by Lela Rose from Rent the Runway for $50.
    Get the dress from LOFT for $49.50.
    Get the dress from Dorothy Perkins for $89.

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    If you prefer more of a bohemian vibe to your blue and white prints, then these picks are for you. Pair them with white jeans and metallic sandals for the perfect casual summer look.

     

    Get the top from Bloomingdale's for $78.
    Get the top by Free People from Piperlime for $98.
    Get the top from Revolve Clothing for $99.95.
    Get the top by Collective Concepts from Amazon for $60.

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    Blue and white print dresses come in all varieties, and these are just a few more examples. From florals to modern prints, and even a maternity option, a china print dress is one way to look instantly chic.

     

    Get the dress from Neiman Marcus Last Call for $56.25.
    Get the dress by Eliza J from Nordstrom for $138. 
    Get the maternity dress from ASOS for $50.80 on sale.
    Get the dress from Limited for $98.

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    If a dress feels like too much blue and white print, try an accessory first (or a skirt thrown in for good measure!). The blooms on this bag are perfectly spring and these shoes make a china print statement without overdoing it.

     

    Get the handbag by Dooney & Bourke from Macy's for $198.
    Get the skirt from Arden B for $37.80.
    Get the shoes from Topshop for $100.

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    Last but not least, try a separate (top or bottom) in a blue and white print. Pair them with basic white, electric or cobalt blue, a denim jacket, or white jeans. 

     

    Get the skirt from Dillard's for $47.40 on sale.
    Get the top by Daniel Rainn from Shoptiques for $64.
    Get the skirt from Nordstrom for $95.
    Get the top from Bloomingdale's for $74.

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