Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hello, Framboise x Banana Republic Hello Sloan

Sloan Sheath Banana Republic

Hello Sloan

Sloan Sheath Dress
Dress: Banana Republic "Sloan Sheath" c/o | Jacket: ZARA | Shoes: L.K. Bennett | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Bag: 3.1 phillip lim, available at Barney's or Otte NY (read my review) | Necklace: J.Crew Factory | Bracelets: David Yurman, Ann Taylor | Watch: Michele

New York Fashion Week has begun! I've teamed up with Banana Republic to feature a couple pieces from their Sloan-fit line here. When I initially looked at this pink dress online, I thought it was pretty cute, but I was very impressed with the fit and quality once I put it on. The fabric is nice and thick, so it holds its shape nicely and glides smoothly over curves. The bonus: it has quite a bit of stretch to it, so your movement isn't restricted--great for me whether I'm on my feet in court all day or going out in the evening (or both).

For me, a 00P was a good--although slightly snug--fit compared to other 00P pieces I have from Banana. With a blazer or more conservative cardigan, I think this dress is definitely work-appropriate. If you usually fit well into a particular Banana size, you might want to consider ordering one size up just to make sure the fit is comfortable on you. The only thing I'm planning to alter on this dress is the hemline, probably raising it an inch or two so it's just above my knee, which seems to be the best compromise between work-appropriate and flattering for me.


       

7 comments:

  1. The dress is very flattering on you, Tam! I love how you paired a girly dress with a leather jacket. Enjoy the rest of your week =)

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  2. I always love the bright pink against your lighter coloured hair and I think it compliments you skin tone well too! I'm thankful places like banana public offers petite for us girls lol

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    1. Aw, thank you! I ended up liking this bright pink color more than I thought I would!

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  3. really? I hated that it was not lined. I thought it looked cheap after a day of wear.

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    1. I'm actually not a fan of lining on form-fitting dresses like this one--I find it bunches and, unless it's stretchy also, it doesn't allow movement like the outer layer does. I'll report back after a couple wears and see if I change my mind about the quality.

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  4. I love this outfit! Hey do you still live in Denver? I moved here in October and I'll be here until May -- I'd love to grab a coffee sometime! xo

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  5. That necklace is amazing! You look so polished! Love it

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