For the past few months, I’ve been cleaning out my closet, getting rid of items I probably won’t wear again. You know, items that never fit right, items that no longer fit, and so on. Somehow, in this process, I’ve eliminated several dresses from my wardrobe. So, I’ve been prioritizing dresses on recent shopping trips.
Having assessed my wardrobe needs, I’ve created a short checklist of requirements for any new dress:
1. Versatility (easy to style and restyle)
2. Fit-and-flare silhouette or defined waist
3. Solid color (open to prints, though, that are too fresh to pass on)
Today’s post shares a few dresses I’ve tried on in-store.
|Left: Anthropologie ‘Empress’ dress (size S)
Right: Anthropologie ‘Petaluma Peep Hem’ dress (size S)
Left: Banana Republic ‘Milly Collection Sleeveless Jacquard’ dress (size 6)
Right: J.Crew ‘Half Placket’ dress (size 2)
Left: Macy’s ‘Bar III Geometric Print’ sheath (size 4)
Right: Anthropologie “Esme Spacedye” dress (size XS)
What did I buy? So far, I’ve purchased the Anthropologie ‘Empress’ dress. I really like the Banana Republic Milly Collection dress, but I’m planning to wait for another sale on sale offer. Would you believe I missed the extra 50% off sale items offer at Banana Republic last weekend? The Milly dress would’ve been around $35 (orig. $140) during that sale.