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.


16 thoughts on “Sunny florals // tiered maxi dress + yellow clutch

  • Reply Roses for Fridays | by mia June 16, 2019 at 1:50 am

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

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

  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style June 16, 2019 at 5:47 am

    You look stunning! I really love the pattern and color of this dress. X

  • Reply Dorie June 16, 2019 at 7:43 am

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

    • Reply Tuong-Vi Nguyen June 20, 2019 at 8:42 am

      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!

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog June 16, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Yellow is a beautiful colour on you! ❤️✨
    Love the dress, will check it out! 🙂

  • Reply Mireia June 16, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    What a lovely yellow dress!

  • Reply Anika May June 16, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    This is so gorgeous! I love the colour.

    Anika |

  • Reply Janine June 16, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    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

  • Reply Elizabeth T. June 16, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    This dress is soo beautiful <3 🙂 I love this floral print so much!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

  • Reply Briana June 16, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    The color is amazing on you!


  • Reply Maureen June 17, 2019 at 12:23 am

    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 |

  • Reply Jen June 17, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Such a stunning look on you! x

    Jen |

  • Reply Rachelle June 17, 2019 at 9:42 am

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

  • Reply Jae June 17, 2019 at 10:03 am

    What a sweet outfit! The color yellow looks great on you!

  • Reply boho clothing June 19, 2019 at 11:36 am

    your llooking so simple is very beautiful

  • Reply Chrystal Li June 19, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    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!

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