People say things are "black and white" to indicate that they're very clear. And in this case, it's quite evident that the wide-striped two-tone pattern on Kristin Cavallari's body con dress may be tricky for more than one specific body type.
She glowed during her second pregnancy – and post-baby, she's still stunning. While out in L.A. on July 23, the former Hills star flaunts her fabulous body – nearly 11 weeks after giving birth to her second son, Jaxon Wyatt (born May 7).
It's definitely tough to hail a cab in in West Hollywood, so it's possible that Kristin picked this dress for the TORRID Brand Dinner so she'd be able to flag one down without having to raise her arm.
We wouldn't expect anything less than high heels from the Chinese Laundry shoe designer and reality star, who welcomed her second son, Jaxon, with husband Jay Cutler on May 7. In fact, just one month before giving birth, Cavallari donned an edgy royal blue babydoll dress with white peep-toe booties at the E! studios in L.A.
She romanced frenemy Conrad's beaus on the show, but in real life, Cavallari tied the knot with Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in June 2013. "It was absolutely perfect," she gushed of her big day, which came 10 months after the arrival of son Camden. In May the family grew again when son Jaxon was born.
From her sultry beach waves to her billowy top and silky Intermix pants, Kristin nails the L.A.-relaxed vibe. Her go-to nude Kristin Cavallari by Chinese Laundry pumps are a refined finishing touch.
The style star kills it in a vibrant blue leather dress, while keeping everything else fairly unfussy: subtle gold jewelry and neutral Kristin Cavallari by Chinese Laundry ankle-strap heels.
In all-black everything, Kristin is seasonally-perfect with a cozy Helmut Lang coat and Rag & Bone leather skinnies. Sophisticated extras, like her quilted Chanel bag and pointy-toe pumps add polish.
It's hard to go wrong with all black and one pastel-hued item. In the case of the StyleWatch Style Council member, that one item is a blush blazer, but pale-blue or seafoam would work just as well. And a thousand times yasss to adding a smoky eye to the look.
SHOULDER PADS AND SHOULDER CUTOUTS
The elevation in the shoulders of Kristin Cavallari's Stella & Jamie LBD screams 1985, but the slashes on them is pure 2014.
From: Obsessed or Hot Mess
GLITZ & GLAM
"Just putting a cute outfit on is a thrill for me," Cavallari has said about her second pregnancy. And it shows: The reality star stuns in Alexander McQueen on her way to the Oscars on March 2 before swapping for a lace number (but keeping the earrings!) at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party.
CROP IT OFF
It was the look everyone went wild for – a white crop top over a nude pleated maxi dress (but no controversial skin-baring). Second-time mom-to-be Cavallari, who welcomed son Jaxon Wyatt on May 7, pairs the outfit with a cuff and earrings by Pushmataaha on April 8 at NBCUniversal's summer press day in Pasadena, Calif.
FLOW WITH IT
Is the blue in honor of the second son she's expecting? The TV host rocks a sleeveless baby doll dress, which she glams up with jewelry by Samantha Wills, Edgy and Carina Carina, while leaving E! Entertainment Studios in Los Angeles on April 7.
The former Hills star had twice as much to celebrate in 2012! After reconciling with Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler the previous November, Cavallari announced her pregnancy in the New Year. "It's an amazing time in our life and we can't wait to meet the new addition to our growing family," she told PEOPLE shortly before welcoming son Camden Jack in August and tying the knot with Cutler the following June.
KRISTIN CAVALLARI'S DRESS
"This strapless mini is gorgeous. Who makes it?" – Gina
The mom-to-be gets in on the lace trend with an Oliver Tolentino dress. It goes for $2,195 (no, that's not a typo) and you can get one at the store in West Hollywood or by calling 310-858-0555.
It used to be that we wouldn't dream of packing for a trip and not including dark-wash jeans. But our new suitcase staple is a pair of second-skin pants like Kristin Cavallari's Rag & Bone pair. They go with everything, they're slimming and if you go faux (we do), they're really affordable.
KRISTIN & JAY
One broken engagement and an adorable baby later, former The Hills star Kristin Cavallari, 26, and Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, 30, finally made it official on June 8 with a Nashville wedding the bride described as simple, warm and cozy. "It was absolutely perfect," she told PEOPLE. So was infant son Camden, who was pulled down the aisle in a wagon by two flower girls throwing rose petals. "Everyone thought it was just the cutest thing," gushed the starlet, who is expecting baby No. 2. "I can't wait to see pictures!"
You know how some people switch out their closets at the beginning of each season? Kristin apparently doesn't do that. She picks a neon-yellow button-down tank, matching heels and a highlighter-pink skirt for an ULTA and Breast Cancer Research Foundation event in Chicago.
Now, that's one very, bear-y cute fan! Kristin Cavallari and husband Jay Cutler's 14-month-old roots for his quarterback dad's team (go Chicago Bears!) in a September Instagram snapshot. Cavallari's been prepping her son for the stadium since he was just a newborn, Tweeting last October, "Cam is ready for daddy's game."
Even the most distressed boyfriend jeans seem almost work-appropriate (we said, almost, boss) when they're styled like this. Kristin (in Joe's Jeans) adds ankle-strap Chinese Laundry heels, a silky top and a bright Bebe blazer for a look that's more Monday-to-Friday than lazy Sunday.
From: Love Her Outfit!
Don't these Chinese Laundry heels (designed by the People StyleWatch Celeb Style Council member) make you never want to wear a black dress with basic black heels again? There's just something way cooler about pairing an LBD with gold-accented pale-pink ankle-strap pumps.
KRISTIN & JAY
One broken engagement and an adorable baby later, former The Hills star Kristin Cavallari and Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler finally made their love official on June 8 at a Nashville wedding the bride described as simple, warm and cozy. "It was absolutely perfect," she told PEOPLE. So was 10-month-old son Camden Jack, who was pulled down the aisle in a wagon by two flower girls throwing rose petals. "Everyone thought it was just the cutest thing," gushed Cavallari. "I can't wait to see pictures!"
Kristin moved away from her usual palette of neutrals with a bright red A-line dress with edgy chain details. She topped it off with a flirty high ponytail and platform pumps from her Chinese Laundry by Kristin Cavallari line.