Thank you to Banana Republic and ShopStyle for partnering on this post.
Banana Republic‘s Friends & Family event just kicked off with 40% off your full-priced purchase (their biggest sitewide discount in months!), plus free expedited 2-3 day shipping on orders over $175. This striking maxi dress caught my eye for a special event, but they have a number of pieces for everyday wear like tailored blazers, petite jeans and dresses worth checking out. Scroll down to see how this dress looks belted versus unbelted, and for my other recommendations from this sale!
Other Sale Recommendations
- Wrap-Front Sweater dress – As seen in this post. The knit fabric on this one is very soft and smooth against the skin, and the sleeves have a chic dolman shape. I sized up to XSP so that it’s less fitted against my midsection. This also comes in a top only version that I tried on – if you like a more relaxed fit like I do, I’d suggest sizing up on the top too.
- Racerback ribbed tanks – I have the striped one and would also love the solid black and white as staples! They’re comfortable and look simply chic tucked into straight jeans or trousers. I wore mine just yesterday paired with black cropped pants and sneakers.
- Captain’s Blazer – See the navy on me below and read my review. This tailored blazer is TTS, beautiful quality and has been restocked in camel, herringbone and black.
- Classic straight jeans – These are a great medium blue wash and the inseam measures 25 inches, hitting right below my ankles. Waist fit was TTS for me and a 24 petite fits great.
In petite, standard and tall sizes
This is a striking, elegant piece in a petite-friendly length that works on me (5 feet tall) even with very low heels. You can wear it unbelted for an ethereal, floaty look, belt it for more shape or even pair it with a cream moto jacket or blazer. Due to it’s flowy cut it is very bump-friendly and would look so cute with a skinny belt above the bump for maternity photos! I found it to fit true to size with a full lining, zipper entry at the upper back and a clasp closure behind the neck.
If you don’t have much occasion for a dress like this but love the look, it also comes in a radiant halter top that would be beautiful paired with ankle pants/jeans or a wider full length bottom, like styled on the website!
Do you like this dress better belted or unbelted? I’m usually most comfortable with belting flowy pieces at the waist, but am also loving the more dramatic full length flow here!