Saturday, March 10, 2012

WISHFUL SHOPPING: Banana Republic Dresses & Sheaths, Part Two.

I Bring you today My Banana Republic Wish-to-Have Dresses List, part two. And YES I currently LOVE almost every single dress from Banana Republic. Anyways, here I have selected 15 more beautiful, elegant, cute dresses and gowns. =)

 I love a sleeveles sheath. They equal sophistication, elegance, class and taste to me. =) This is one of the best dressy, classic yet modern sheaths I have ever seen. What a great, elegant color-blocking. I love that it has two colors and the most basic colors of them all: Black & Nude. Can one go wrong wearing these colors? NOT! It would look great paired with black pumps (like the model) or nude pumps. Add a Black Blazer for the office or to spice things up wear it with a colorful blazer either in a bright violet, hot pink, a neon color, or a red color like a rose red. =)
 I am not quite sure when my love of stripes started, but no matter when it was, it never left me. This is a great summery cocktail dress since it features such fruits & vegetables' colors, like greens and yellows. I love the fact that it is strapless, even more. I wear and own soooo many strapless dresses. Also, from what I can read from the website the material seems quite nice. A Winner in every way!!
 This is similar to the white lacy/eyelet dress I featured yesterday (from Banana Republic, also). This one is more casual and I can see myself wearing it to the beach at night, going for dinner and dancing afterwards. It would also be cute for a luncheon. And while the model's version looks great with flat patent sandals, I can also see a peep-toe pump or a strappy stiletto look great with this dress (to dress it up).
 I need more wrap dresses in my wardrobe and my favorite style of a wrap dress is in a jersey material, right above the knee, with 3/4 sleeves. This one has all three, plus an amazing, gorgeous shade of purple, to boot!! Though I have several purple dresses, not one of them is quite this gorgeous violet shade.
I could use 2-3 new gowns in my wardrobe, you never know when I may need to wear them. This is super-elegant yet kind of bohemian and not too fancy because of the material and the polka dot print. I am in love with polka dots, so much so that I wouldn't mind an entire gown in black & white filled with them. LOL This is chiffon so having worn a chiffon gown for a wedding last summer, I know how breezy and breathable they are, so I can see this one being quite comfortable besides, stylish, pretty & dressy. Last but not least I love the beautiful gathering and detailing at the bust.
 Though Wintery Times are almost behind us, I would still VERY MUCH want this simple yet classy, stripped sweater dress in Gray & Ivory. These are two basic colors that can work from Late September till Early May. I love the length of it because it is not too short for me to wear to work (with thick tights or even nude tights), but it is also kind of short that it can be worn with leggings, jeggings or skinny pants. Also, how cute would a French beret or a cap look with it? Too Cute! I have very similar, flat black boots to pair this with (for the colder months).
 This would make a great dress for a special entrance, like a Red Carpet, a Fancy Movie Premiere, a Romantic, Candlelight Dinner at a 5-Star Restaurant to Celebrate a Special Anniversary, or as a Guest to a Black-Tie Wedding. I love love love every single thing about it. It is super sexy even-though it is quite simple. The grayish-beige champagne color poured into a shimmery lace, strapless with a small but pretty silk bow tied around the waist make you look like a gorgeous present in front of your guests, as the guest of honor, as the bride-to-be, or next to your significant other (regarding on where you are wearing it, to). This might be my most favorite dress I feature in this post.
 Another Gorgeous Royal Blue Cocktail Dress with a fun sweetheart neckline featuring some rouching and some pleats by the waist. I love the mix of the two different materials (top to bottom), making the dress look even richer, fancier, better. I would love to have this exact dress for one of the upcoming weddings I will attend this summer. =) One of my top 5 dresses in this list.
 This simple Little Sand/Beige Eyelet Dress would work from day to night. It looks amazing paired with color-blocked wedges stacked high. Those wedges can take it right to the club. All you need is a gold/brown python clutch and similar jewelry, though I would prefer a long, dangly pendant necklace, gold clover earrings and gold bangles as opposed to the darker jewelry worn above.
This is the sheath version of the strapless, stripped green/yellow dress I loved (a few dresses above). I love the pairing of grays with coral/pinks. A little bit of neutral earthy tones, paired with some bright yet pastel spring colors. Once again, the same color-blocked wedges look amazing with this dress.
 Gosh I love these wedges. I had to address this, before I talk about this amazing Shirt Dress. I own several shirt dresses (from bebe, The Limited, Martin & Osa, Express and even a couple from Banana Republic). I find them great to wear to work, for cocktails, during a semi-casual weekend, with your girfriends or with your guy. =) I have one in a similar color with short sleeves, but I like this one a touch better. To me shirt-dresses are the dress version of a trench coat. They are classic, stylish and never go out of style. =) I need to get my hands on a beige/nude/sand/khaki shirtdress this summer. One of my most favorites in the bunch.
Let me start by saying how amazingly beautiful the teal-turquoise color of this gown is! OK!! Plus it is one shoulder (I love assymetry in dresses), plus it is long, which equals to one amazing gown. Once again I love that it doesn't look too fancy. It is edgy and sweet enough at the same time. I will go after my taylor to sew me one identical to this as I plan on wearing it to my cousin's wedding. I have to find a nice material in the same or super similar color and the rest is up to her. ;-) I want to emphasize that a french bun looks great wearing this style of a dress. Once again this gown makes my top 5 favorites in today's picks.
 This simple T-Shirt Dress would be simple and breathable enough to wear over a swim-suit, elegant and not too short to wear at work (with or without a jacket or a cardigan), cute and sweet to wear to a dinner and movies date, casual and sporty enough to pair with Toms, Skechers, Converse sneakers or other tennis shoes. You can even wear a baseball cap and add a jersey over the dress to wear it to a baseball game or a football game. Yes, this dress is multi-purposes combined.
 I call this a My Poppy Pink Dress. The flowers may or may not be real poppies but they sure look like it. This dress puts a smile on your face even by you looking at it. The flowers are big, bold and bright enough to un-gloom even your darkest summer day or evening. To a wedding it can be worn as is or with a shrug, a shawl, a silk scarf or a cardi. To work it can be worn with a single-colored blazer or cardigan (buttoned in the last 3-4 buttons and with a skinny belt over it). Nude peep-toes, pink peep-toes or even turquoise peep-toes are what I would pick as the perfect shoes to wear with this dress. And if you are bold enough to wear turquoise or baby blue shoes, add a beaded turquoise necklace and a gold or nude clutch with this dress and I am sure heads will be turned, when you walk by them. =)
Last but not least, I leave you with a simple, elegant and sexy, strapless navy dress. I am in love with navy these last few months and I never owned a lot of navy so adding more navy pieces is a must for me and my wardrobe. If I was at a BR Store today and had to choose just one dress, this would have been the one I chose. Navy is just as classic, as natural and versatile as black. Yet it looks a little different. Those pewter pumps look amazing with it, but I think silver pumps or silver strappy stilettos or peep-toes would look just as amazing. And of course, some simple silver jewelry (no necklace, a couple of wide bangles and a fun pair of silver earrings - not too dangly yet with a little bit of pop and length). That's it and this dress would reach a level of perfection!!

6 comments:

  1. Hi ADA
    I think we could go shopping together :)
    I would wear every single dress you have picked out.

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  2. I love the second dress, too. As a matter of fact I love them all.

    Lorena: Great Minds Think Alike. I love, adore and want every single one of these dresses. I will be looking for similar alternatives to some of them, this upcoming Spring/Summer. Hopefully next time I am in USA mayve we can indeed SHOP TOGETHER!! =)

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  3. You won't believe my story, the first dress, the sleveless black and white cost me 0.40$! Really I don't now if that's the accurate convertion from my country currency but it rounds that, I'm from Costa Rica and here we have some stores that sell used and new clothes and some days they make deals of 10 items for $4 and I found that dress, new in a huge pile of clothes! Is amazing! Greetings :)

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