cham·​bray | \ ˈsham-ˌbrā How to pronounce chambray (audio) , -brē\

Definition of chambray

: a lightweight clothing fabric with colored warp and white filling yarns

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Famously, Lyons encouraged American women to wear sequins during the day, perhaps paired with low-key chambray — a divisive point for some shoppers but a defining trait of Lyons’s exuberant style. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Jenna Lyons, the former powerhouse behind J.Crew, finally announced her next move," 9 Oct. 2018 Taking a similar approach was husband David, dressed effortlessly in a chambray oxford shirt, pristine white pants, and a jaunty Panama hat. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "David and Victoria Beckham Are Couple Style Goals on Vacation in The South of France," 29 Aug. 2018 With his perm, soothing voice and chambray shirts unbuttoned nearly to the navel, Mr. Ross was an instantly recognizable hit. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "A Renaissance for Bob Ross: Fans Want the ‘Joy of Painting’ Host to Have a Spot in Art History," 21 Aug. 2018 There are jeans and chambray tops, but also stand-out pieces, like leather mini skirts, meant to be worn with denim. Ana Colon, Glamour, "Ashley Graham on Her Second Marina Rinaldi Collaboration and Why Curve-Friendly Collections Are Still Worthy Headlines," 16 July 2018 Carell layered a navy sweater over a dark chambray shirt, paired with chinos pressed to the nines and brown leather sneakers. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Nothing Will Prepare You for These Hot Photos of Steve Carell," 23 June 2017 Here’s a look at the finer features of four chambray shirts both laid back and luxe. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The Chambray Shirt: Why Every Man Needs This All-American Staple," 3 July 2018 After the war, Port’s father started selling chambray work shirts. Logan Jenkins,, "French school named for North County D-Day veteran," 4 June 2018 The Tie Bar sells $55 non-iron shirts now, too, in solids, ginghams, checks, and chambrays. Kara Baskin,, "Pants that won’t upstage your neckwear from the Tie Bar," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of chambray

1787, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chambray

irregular from Cambrai, France

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