Ann Taylor can be hit or miss for me. I hadn’t purchased anything from there for quite some time, so I decided to place an order during the recent 40% off sale. I’m actually quite impressed with the dresses that I bought. I got three, all size 0P (and a bunch of other stuff that I ended up returning). The Etched dot print dress is adorable. I wore it today actually. Its slightly shorter than I would prefer, but its doable for work when paired with a conservative sweater or cardigan. The Mini dot print twist wrap jersey dress (could that make that any longer?) is also adorable. I love that it’ll transition perfectly into the fall and winter (its a heavier weight, too). Its classic and flattering, can’t go wrong. Lastly, the Draped cowl neck sheath dress is stunning! This is a perfect formal dress and is conservative enough to be worn to work as well. If you’re even thinking about getting a LBD in the near future, try this one out.
If I would have known that these dresses would fit so well, I would’ve ordered a few others (just to try, lol). I regret not ordering the Lace bodice dress. I don’t remember even seeing it before I placed my order, and I’m a little bummed about missing it. I debated the Crepe colorblocked dress, but its just too much color for me. I still love looking at that one, but I’ll resist.
Normally J. Crew is more my go-to store, but I haven’t been able to justify their prices what-so-ever! I mean, their Bridget and Emmaleigh dresses are gorgeous classics. But for almost $200? That’s a little steep. I might order them just to try, and hope that one day they’ll make it to sale. But their work basics don’t usually get marked down a whole lot. Doesn’t hurt to try, I guess.
And as for the Banana-Issa collaboration, I’m confused why the petite sizes are unavailable. Maybe they were available at some point and I missed it. Some of them are nice classics, like the Three-quarter sleeve wrap tie dress and the Short sleeve pleated dress. But I’m not going to intentionally get something that I’m going to need to hem. I don’t have a tailor yet, and I’m sure my mom wouldn’t really appreciate me sending a dress to her to hem. I’ll be passing on these, I guess. Any other dresses that have caught your eye recently?