Sunny florals // tiered maxi dress + yellow clutch

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Banana Republic maxi dress 00 petite (also in regular & tall) on sale!, BR clutch c/o, BR denim jacket (current version), similar belt, similar sandals

Yello there! It’s been a beautiful few days here in Boston, suited for a sunny maxi like this one. I’ve always loved long dresses as they make for quick “one and done” outfits that can often be dressed up or down. For flattering petite-friendly options, Banana Republic has been so good lately! I’m partnering with them again to share this dress that is versatile for summer travels, and can also be styled for special occasions like a wedding.

I almost didn’t try on this floral tiered maxi dress since the stock photo isn’t too exciting to me online. But upon zipping it up, it surprised me – it just feels so feminine and floaty and fit comfortably all around. The dress has adjustable shoulder straps and is short enough for me to even wear with flats, making it easy to dress down with a denim jacket and crossbody bag.

Other features I love include a chiffon-like fabric (non stretch) that is pretty wrinkle resistant (great for vacation packing), a full lining, a nursing friendly top, and a small clasp in the front to secure a modest neckline. The solid 5 star reviews online (check reviews under both Petite and Regular sizing) also echo my sentiments about the dress exceeding expectations!


A completely different style that I also tried on and would recommend is this black linen-blend dress. It’s very classic, tailored and flattering, and I particularly liked the angled pockets! Note the buttons are decorative.

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Thank you to Banana Republic for partnering on this post.

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16 Comments

  1. Chrystal Li wrote:

    The online picture did not impress me at all until I see your post! Lover your way of belting it! Looks very good on you! Will definitely check out at store!

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
  2. your llooking so simple is very beautiful

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
  3. Jae wrote:

    What a sweet outfit! The color yellow looks great on you!
    Jae
    http://www.editedbyjae.com

    Posted 6.17.19 Reply
  4. Rachelle wrote:

    Still waiting on a post of you showing off your Caslon sandals mentioned in a previous post.

    Posted 6.17.19 Reply
  5. Jen wrote:

    Such a stunning look on you! x

    Jen | aretherelilactrees.com

    Posted 6.17.19 Reply
  6. Maureen wrote:

    Simply beautiful Jean! I haven’t bought from BR but you have definitely got my attention regarding this dress. Wishing you a marvelous week ahead!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    Posted 6.17.19 Reply
  7. Briana wrote:

    The color is amazing on you!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

    Posted 6.16.19 Reply
  8. This dress is soo beautiful <3 🙂 I love this floral print so much!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

    Posted 6.16.19 Reply
  9. Janine wrote:

    Such a gorgeous dress! The color suits you so well! I am always a little hesitant to try out yellow as I feel like it does not go great with my blonde hair, but I might have to go and just try it out!
    xx Janine
    https://walkinmysneaks.blogspot.com

    Posted 6.16.19 Reply
  10. Anika May wrote:

    This is so gorgeous! I love the colour.

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

    Posted 6.16.19 Reply
  11. Mireia wrote:

    What a lovely yellow dress!

    Posted 6.16.19 Reply
  12. Yellow is a beautiful colour on you! ❤️✨
    Love the dress, will check it out! 🙂

    http://charmainenyw.com

    Posted 6.16.19 Reply
  13. Dorie wrote:

    What a super cute dress. Love it!
    Greetings from Vienna

    Posted 6.16.19 Reply
    • Tuong-Vi Nguyen wrote:

      Hi Jean! I’ve been loving all your maternity and postpartum posts and have found them so helpful during my own pregnancy! I love this dress on you and have ordered the same from BR 🙂

      Question though : what are you wearing with this dress while breastfeeding? I tried the Bristols 6 nippies and nursing pads but I find the front of this dress does not have much padding/support so I am afraid they might fall out. And a strapless bra does not look good either. Do you have recommendations for a nursing bra that would fit well with this dress? Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

      Posted 6.20.19 Reply
  14. You look stunning! I really love the pattern and color of this dress. X
    https://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

    Posted 6.16.19 Reply
  15. Roses for Fridays | by mia wrote:

    Such a delightful and charming look for Summer … love ♥️it!

    🌸🍃ROSES FOR FRIDAYS 🌸🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 6.16.19 Reply

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