Product Reviews

Fitting Room Confidential: Milly x Banana Republic

Milly x Banana Republic{Medallion Print Dress, Chevron Stripe Dress, Eden Rock Printed Dress}

Milly x Banana Republic{Colorblock Pleated Patio Dress, Striped Fit and Flare Dress, Sleeveless Jacquard Dress}

Guys, you know how much I love a good designer collaboration, so it’s no surprise that I was chomping at the bit for the new Milly x Banana Republic collection to drop.  I swung by Banana on my way home, scooped up a bunch of dresses in my size, and off to the fitting room I went.  I only tried on a few of the dresses, but the entire collection also includes tops, shorts, accessories, and handbags..  Here’s my quick review of the items I tried on:

Medallion Print Light and flowy, this dress is very forgiving (especially in the waist), so you can definitely order your regular size or perhaps 1 size down even.

Chevron Stripe This was one of my favorites.  The chevron stripes are very flattering, and the cut of the dress worked well with my straight-ish figure. Though I could see it looking a lot different on someone with a small waist and wider hips.

Eden Rock Print The pattern on this one is beautiful and very Milly-esque.  The cut is form-fitting, but not tight (definitely work-appropriate).  Since I have a short torso, this dress wouldn’t work for me unless I had it taken up at the shoulders which was sort of a bummer

Colorblock Patio This was probably my least favorite.  The pleats started at a weird spot, the fit of the bodice was just sort of meh, and the length on the regular was a little too short for my taste (I like my maxis to skim the top of my toes. They don’t carry them in-store, but I would be interested to see how a Tall version would fit on me.

Striped Fit and Flare This was another favorite.  It also comes in solid navy, but I’ve been really into stripes lately.  I went up a size since it was snug in the bust area.  And even though I’m 5’7″, I found the petite version to fit much better because of its shorter shoulder straps (did I mention that I have a short torso?), and there was only about a 1-inch difference in length.

Sleeveless Jacquard This dress was pretty dope.  The color is definitely not for the faint of heart, but the classic shape made all the difference.  This one was also form-fitting (but again, not tight), and would be great for brightening things up at the office.

Overall, I was very pleased with the fit, quality and design of this collection.  If you’re a fan of Milly and would love to get it at a cheaper price point, you really can’t go wrong.  I hope Banana continues doing these types of collaborations (silently rooting for a DVF partnership!).

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  • Vale June 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Love them all ! I like the fun prints and also the yellow one 🙂

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    • ClosetConfections June 1, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      yeah, i like the yellow one a lot too. it’s more of a neon/citron in person.

  • Rachelle June 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    The dresses are so pretty I better stay away from that store or I’ll get in trouble lol


  • Mirjam Kristian June 2, 2013 at 11:24 am

    You, Lady, embrace your figure with your looks so beautifully that I just have to mention it!

  • Joules June 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I’m a big fan of the chevron as well. It’s really flattering on you!

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  • Sharde Davis June 25, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Do you know how long I have waited for my work filters to be okay with your site so I could post a comments?! About a year. Your website is a gem! I love your style and as a working woman, I admire your work outfits! Thanks for giving my wardrobe some major inspiration!

    • ClosetConfections June 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      glad you finally got that resolved. i once worked at a company that blocked twitter, so i know how annoying that can be. thanks for stopping by! 🙂