Meghan Markle wore a chambray shirt for Archie’s first birthday video and the fashion world went absolutely mad looking for shirts that are like it. So, I thought I’d take a peek around and see if I could find a few super cute plus size chambray shirts for anyone who wants to get around on the bandwagon.
I’ve come up with 11 fashionable choices that you can wear in a business-casual setting or simply while you’re out with friends. These shirts are great because they’re cute, chill and versatile.
- What is a Chambray Shirt?
- Best Plus Size Chambray Shirts
- Modcloth Classic Blue Chambray Shirt
- Joe’s Short Sleeved Chambray Shirt
- CurveGirl Plus Size Chambray Work Shirt
- Foxcroft Liberty Long Chambray Shirt
- Agnes Orinda Budget Plus Size Chambray Shirt
- CurveGirl Plus Size Dark Chambray Shirt
- Agnes Orinda Women’s Fitted Chambray Shirt
- Joe’s USA Chambray Western Shirt
- Foxcroft Journey Boyfriend Style Chambray Shirt
- Vintage America Blues Stella Light Chambray Shirt
- Karen Kane Style Chambray Shirt
- How to Wear a Chambray Shirt
What is a Chambray Shirt?
Chambray shirts are all the rage right now (mostly because Megan Markel just wore one) but most people probably don’t know what they are. In fact, most of us think they’re denim shirts but they’re actually denim-like shirts.
Chambray is it’s own fabric that’s different then denim, but often appears similar in looks depending on the colour. Someone creating chambray will use a plain weave (unlike denim that uses a twill construction) with coloured yarn in the warp and white in the weft.
Chambray is much lighter than denim and wouldn’t make for a particularly comfortable shirt. This is why most, if not all, “denim” shirts we wear are actually made of chambray. You get the same look but it’s way more comfortable.
Best Plus Size Chambray Shirts
Modcloth Classic Blue Chambray Shirt
When it comes to picking out the perfect plus size chambray shirt, my favourite is simply the ModCloth A New Classic top. It has a gorgeous calming blue tone and a great lightweight design combining fashion and comfort.
You can wear this shirt with a cute skirt, sleek pants or if you’re looking to do it Canadian-style with a pair of jeans (hello, Canadian tuxedo). It has a folded collar, blue-button front and you can fold and adjust the sleeves to the perfect length for you.
Joe’s Short Sleeved Chambray Shirt
Not all plus size chambray shirts have to have long sleeves, if you’re looking for something to wear on a hot day this summer shorter might be better. Joe’s shirt has all the charm of the traditional style with less sleeves to sweat under.
Built sturdy and ready for anything, this shirt has a button-down collar, horn-tone buttons and a patch pocket and you. If you’re not a fan of the darker blue, it also comes in something lighter.
CurveGirl Plus Size Chambray Work Shirt
If you’re looking for something simple, easy and reasonably priced, look no further than the CurveGirl solid color shirt that features a lighter blue hue on a fabric, cotton, polyester blend top.
This shirt has front open button closures, a defined collar, patched pocket and curved hem. Plus you can turn up the long sleeves using the button loops if you need something a little cooler.
Foxcroft Liberty Long Chambray Shirt
If you’re looking for something simple, elegant but a tad bit different, then the Foxcroft Liberty casual dress shirt might be for you. It’s a particularly good choice if you’re looking for a womens chambray tunic shirt.
While this is a tad bit pricier than other shirts, the pastel blue is a really nice choice. It also has a v-neck with front button closure, three-quarter-length sleeves and if you’re not into the Paris blue style you can find it in five other colours
Agnes Orinda Budget Plus Size Chambray Shirt
Sometimes (or all the time) clothing can get expensive and maybe it’s just me but it seems like plus size clothing is more expensive because it’s “specialty.” This is why when I find a great bargain buy like the Agnes Orinda top, I get particularly excited.
For under $40 USD, you could own one of these bad boys. This plus size long sleeve chambray shirt features a classic chest pocket and button placket. It’s perfect for heading to the coffee shop, a walk on the beach or a nice afternoon shopping with friends.
CurveGirl Plus Size Dark Chambray Shirt
Like it’s lighter counterpart this dark top by CurveGirl features a traditional chambray design. With a collar and front button open closures, you can wear it in a number of different ways.
It has a built-in patch pocket, long sleeves that can be rolled and buttoned for a shorter sleeved design. And the fabric is a comfortable cotton polyester. But CurveGirl warns that you might want to size up for this one.
Agnes Orinda Women’s Fitted Chambray Shirt
Another budget choice by Agnes Orinda, this button down chambray shirt features a regular blue and something a little darker that we have pictured. It’s perfect for heading out and about or chillin’ at the office on a Thursday afternoon.
With long sleeves a front chest pocket and a button opening, this shirt has everything that you need to pull of a fashionable, down-to-earth look. But make sure to wash it with like colours because some say it tends to bleed.
Joe’s USA Chambray Western Shirt
This faded western-style denim chambray shirt by Joe’s USA has superior construction with a value price tag. It’s fashionable, versatile and can be worn with just about anything.
It features traditional denim seams, a front button closure and button-through sleeve packets. Wearers say that it runs true to size, is great quality and its the perfect addition to your everyday wardrobe.
Foxcroft Journey Boyfriend Style Chambray Shirt
While I’ve focused on denim-like chambray shirts in this post, it’s important to note that Chambray is a type of fabric and it can be pretty much any colour under the sun. So, if you’re looking for something a little different, you might want to consider this brown Foxcroft Journey top.
This shirt comes in sever different colours including “vine” which is pictured and is designed with a little extra room for a more casual, boyfriend style look. It’s perfect for a day out at the beach, date night or even gardening in the backyard.
Vintage America Blues Stella Light Chambray Shirt
If you’re looking for a stylish vintage chambray shirt, look no further than the Stella top. It has a truly unique look that, let’s be honest, not everyone can pull off. But you might be the gal it’s made for (cause sadly it’s not me).
This shirt features rolled long sleeve, a half-buttoned front and denim like seams as accents. Plus it has a shark bite hemline that will go great with shorts, jeans or even leggings.
Karen Kane Style Chambray Shirt
If you’re looking for something with a little more of its own character, then the Karen Kane plus size denim chambray shirt might be for you. With a lace-up front design and two patch pockets, it’s made for full-figured fashionistas.
This shirt has roll-tab sleeves so you can give yourself some definition. This shirt would look great with a ton of bottom picks, but I think I’d personally go casual with a legging or even a Ponte pant.
How to Wear a Chambray Shirt
Wondering what to wear with chambray shirt tops? You’re not the only one. The great thing about these shirts is that they’re versatile. You can put them with a pair of jeans for a good ol’ fashioned Canadian tuxedo (classic jean-on-jean outfits).
If you want a more casual look, try matching your top with a pair of leggings. If you’re looking for something more business-oriented, try a Ponte pant or a sleek pair of business slacks. Or you can pick out your favourite skirt and go for something with a little more feminine flare!
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