No, not a J Crew review or discussion. Yes, you’ve reached the right blog. lol
I love Banana Republic dresses. I can usually find one or two solid ones. I should visit them more often. I just dislike the lighting in the fitting rooms, so I order online. I forget to take pics to share before I return what doesn’t owrk.
Piped ponte dress (560598, $79.50) – Size 6 – I didn’t think to check the fabric content. I don’t see this online at the moment.
Rugby-ponte striped dress (560567, $98) – Size 6 – This barely makes rugby qualification, the stripes are soooo wide. But I like that. A lot.
I love that they put the black band across the middle. Smaaaaht, BR, veddy smaaaaht.
Oh, but we take a hit with that back zip. That dropped my enthusiasm down just a notch. I don’t like the visual of the back zip, in most cases. I have a few ponte dresses that have lasted 4 or 5 years due to classic style. And I don’t like the idea that an exposed zip will date the dress, or any other items for that matter. I don’t abhor the trend because, let’s face it, I’m not looking at the zipper when I’m in the dress.
Zippers on the sleeves. I wasn’t too fond of that.
If I look good in this dress, you can, too! Love that v-neck. It’s not so great if you have a long neck. If you have a shorter neck, a v-neck elongates. If you didn’t know…
Striped tie-front patio dress – I love BR’s ponte dresses. Not so sure the rayon ones are a match for me. I haven’t tried any lately. I tried one of their patio dresses last year and it was horrid on me. I still love them anyway. This dress also comes in black
BR Monogram colorblock sheath ($140) – Monogram is often excluded from promos, so you’ll have to check the legalese. I’ve been looking at this one for awhile now. I’ll bet it’s well done.
Lace dress ($140) – Copywriter from space does not moonlight here, given this brief product name.
Banana Republic is running a tiered promo. It’s good in-store thru Sunday, 7/14. It’s good online only today, Thursday, 7/11. Weird.
ETA: They changed the promo. BRSAVEMORE is still good online and ends on Sun, 7/14. The original email said it was online only for 7/1..