Here's the second part of my old fitting room pics... and this time it's Banana Republic. Like always, the pickings are slim (but what can I say, I'm a creature of habit). Since most items were a fail, I included stock photos so you can at least see what they're supposed to look like. Here goes!
1. Silk Halter Tank in XXSP:
I almost ordered this online in the print version to try, but I'm glad I didn't because it doesn't fit! Was just large overall including an odd poofing above the waistband in the back. It's also a bit see-through, but also comes in black which I can see looking nice on someone a size bigger and larger-busted than me. Verdict: Pass.
2. Graphic Ruffle Neck Shell in XXSP:
Ugh, I really didn't like this one. The material was stiff and didn't drape well, which didn't help its boxy cut. I also didn't much like the colors in person. I think I'll take a ruffly LOFT blouse over this one any day. Verdict: Pass.
3. Textured Ruffle Jacket in XXSP:
I kinda liked this jacket on the hanger... but not so much on me. It was big and ill-fitting virtually everywhere, I wouldn't even know where to start to get it altered. BR jackets are a fail for me unless they start sizing down or introduce size XXXSP *sigh*. Verdict: Pass.
4. Ruffled Military Jacket in XXSP:
This one was a teensy bit smaller than the last, but still a no go. The material is 100% cotton and machine washable, so it might make a nice casual jacket for someone a size up... but personally I think I prefer a bit more waist definition. Verdict: Pass.
5. Silk Tiered Ruffle Tank in XXSP:
Finally something with a little bit more potential! I initially thought no on this one... was roomy as you can tell, and I didn't know how I'd style something with such voluminous bottom ruffles like this. But when I threw a cardigan on (see below), I actually started to like it! The 100% silk material makes for very nicely draped ruffles. It's definitely not for bottom-heavy body types, but is great for anyone looking to create hips (or disguise a flat rear like me). Verdict: Want, but likely wait for sale.
6. Cashmere Ruffle Edge Cardigan in XXS(P?):
If it weren't for the $160 price tag (100% cashmere), I might've walked out of the store with this one. Feels super super soft and light enough for spring, and the iPhone pics aren't doing the color any justice. Comes in an array of spring colors and reminds me of the popular LOFT long cardigan except with ruffling along the edge. Verdict: Stackable sales please!
So what do you think? Was I delusional about the silk tiered ruffle tank (due to the many fails of the other items)? Have you found any winners at Banana Republic lately? Please share!