Floral Print Shirt Dress dressed up and down

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Banana Republic floral dress 0 petite, white denim jacket xxsp (older version), INC slides (old), Gianvito Rossi pumps 35.5

This past weekend, we were back in Houston celebrating one of my close friends and her traveling tea party business! There were several babies in attendance at this friends & family event, so Nori also put on her Sunday best for our mommy and me look, and even broke out her mini fascinator hat for a whole 30 seconds ; )

It’s in the mid 80s already in Houston, so I picked out this versatile and lightweight floral print shirt dress from Banana Republic – it’s currently on sale with code STYLE for 40% off your purchase! The sale also includes this satiny blush dress (soft and romantic for a wedding!) that I reviewed in this post, and this striped sleeved maxi dress that I showed in this post.

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Banana Republic dress 0 petite on sale!, white denim jacket xxsp (older version)on sale!, INC slides (old)

This floral print dress features a button down front, pockets (!), and a sash belt to accentuate the waist. Shirt dresses like this make a great office piece styled with either a cropped blazer or colorful cardigan, or you can even try a tee layered underneath to add some sleeve coverage. For a party or a shower (or I could see this as a variation on all white for a bridal shower!), I’d dress it up with heels and pearls. I also wore this dress casually on our trip with a denim jacket and low slide sandals, as shown below!

Fit-wise, I agree with several reviewers about this dress running narrow across the chest. I sized up for a more comfortable fit in the bodice, especially as I planned on nursing in this. The skirt has a gentle flare to it and a size 0P hits 2” above the knees on me (for reference, I’m 5’ tall). The dress is nice quality in a woven textured fabric, and a full lining so you don’t have to worry about sheerness.

I also just saw Banana Republic came out with “True Hues” wardrobe staples like shoes and camisoles in a whole array of skin-toned shades! As a hoarder of flattering “nude” shoe and undergarments, I love this concept since nude is never a one size fits all color.

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On Nori: H&H cardigan (soo cute), Baby Gap skirt, Little Bee mocs – all size 3-6m, mini fascinator

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Thank you to Banana Republic for partnering on this post.

 

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