Mini-striped weekend dress
|Size Medium, I am 5'6|
|$69.50 100% cotton|
Compare to J.Crew:
They also had a solid version that I don't see on the website.
|More form fitting and much shorter|
I actually regret not getting the striped dress with the 50% off full price they were running this weekend. In fact I think it is still worth it with just 30% off. I am considering it.
Zoey striped wrap dress
|Cut too low|
It is a nice concept but I was not impressed with the fit. Maybe I am spoiled with my DVF wrap dress (see it HERE). I hated the stretchy, man made feeling clingy fabric. It is cut too low and you would need a cami or a pin to wear it to work (anywhere in fact).
The Mad Men® Collection sleeveless Draper dress
|Good length, I am 5'6|
The Mad Men® Collection elbow sleeve Draper dress
Both Mad Man collection dresses fit the same way and have the same fabric content. The difference is only in sleeve length and color. They fitted me well in size 8, accommodated my 34D chest and were not high waisted. The fabric felt very soft. The length is also good on me. My bra straps were covered in the pink dress, also a plus. They felt very comfortable which is not always a case with a lace dress.
The only small con was slight puckering on the side of waist band, like it was too much fabric there. You can see in in the closeup picture of the pink dress.
If I had a special occasion for which I needed a dress like a wedding, graduation or such I would definitely consider those dresses, especially because of good fit with comfort combination. Both dresses are $130, which would be quite reasonable with some discount. They are 68% cotton and 32% nylon, lining 100% poly.
***That's all folks.
I will be watching the Mini-striped dress for sales and I probably get it. Overall, I think BR has some interesting items at great prices. And I always love the competition, it means more choices and for us shoppers.
Do you like any of the dresses?
Have you been checking Banana Republic offerings?