I was excited to hear there would be some petite pieces available for the collection but when I went online I was disappointed that on the Canadian site there were only 2 dresses in petites.
The Begonia Print Dress came in the blue combo print in petite sizes:
The Lace Dress came in petites in the cream:
Both were very pretty but the lace one didn't really appeal to me. I don't think the cut of the top of the dress caught my eye so I ordered the Begonia print dress and here's what it looked like on me:
The fit wasn't TERRIBLE but I just don't think the dress is flattering.
The waist actually fit well, but it hit quite high.
Approximate measurements: waist 13in, length from shoulder 35.5in, length from waist 21in, hips 17in
For me I think the hip measurement is just too big. I felt that the dress fell funny and the drape just wasn't flattering.
I do like the details on the dress though, there is pretty asymmetrical pleating you can see by zooming in on the website picture and the dress seems really well made. I also like the bust line, sometimes on regular size clothing the bust comes down too low on me.
Next up from the Mad Men Collection was the lace shell. I fell in love with the look of this one but I didn't have high hopes since it didn't come in petites.
Size XS (don't mind that skirt - will talk about that after)
Overall boxy fit on me.
The worst is the side view - borderline indecent in my opinion!
And the unflattering back.
The waist measured approximately 15.5 in and the part that hit my hips measured about 17 in. The length from the shoulder was about 20.1 in.
So, sad to say I'm rather disappointed and these pieces will definitely be going back. Here's a couple of other items I picked up:
way too big :(
Next I got a Chambray Shirt:
Chambray Button Up (petite)
I little messy untucked but I wanted to show the fit.
Back view, not terrible
Looks much better tucked, but I'm still unsure about it. What are your thoughts?
I also saw that there are shoes online now! I have never tried Banana Republic Shoes so I thought I would give these a try.
Kamea peep-toe black
Overall I liked these shoes. The fit seemed decent and true to size but my right foot felt tight and my left foot was slipping a bit. I'm pretty picky with shoes now, the HAVE to be comfortable I'm not willing to compromise anymore. I might walk around the house in these for a bit and see how they feel, but the peep toes themselves hurt my toes, so I have a feeling I will be returning these as well.
I got all these items for 25% whatever price was listed on the website. The only item I *might* keep is the Chambray shirt, but I would love your thoughts on it. I actually re-ordered it at 40% off along with a couple other things, so essentially this whole order will likely be going back.
Did you pick up any pieces from the Mad Men Collection or Banana Republic in general?
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