We spotted lots of bright colours, floral prints and classic cuts at Banana Republic's Spring Dress Preview for 2011. Wedding season is almost here and I have three on my calendaras a guest. BR is carrying lots of great pieces that would work for an afternoon ceremony. I usually start looking for dresses I can wear to special occasions early in the season, when they still have sizing in stock. I dig the collection at BR because they carry a pretty decent petite section - so the length looks normal on me. Maxi dresses are back in a big way, the blue and white one above would be perfect for the beach. All the editors were snapping up the maxis like crazy. I think we are all crying for some warm weather and sunshine. It didn't help that it was pouring rain on the day-of the event.
The rack above was conservative with a twist and could work at the office or on a business casual Friday. Try pairing it with a cardi for the always over air-conditioned office. I picked up the pink and green one on the far right, to add a little colour to the very basic LBDs that I own. Banana Republic is carrying over 70 styles of dresses this season in silk, linen and cotton. Prices range from $85-370.
A few soft pinks
The Spring Dress Collection is in-stores now, sneak a peek online @