Banana Republic: Party Wear

The last reviews I have are some party outfit ideas. Banana Republic already has a lot to choose from that are cool and fun.

~ Silk Wrap Dress, Stream Blue, size 6 ~

This is a robe. Plain and simple. I need a roll of double-sided duct tape for the neckline on this dress. Kidding aside, Wow…what a dress! The silk feels so nice against the skin and the color is amazing. It’s more green IRL and not blue in any way. This dress is sold out online but was in my store as of last week in limited sizes. It’s meant to be cool and sexy but I would have preferred a size 8 as the waist was a little tight, even with the wrap belt. It felt the skirt, along with the top would open inappropriately with every step I took. But I loved it! It’s also offered in Black Sequin.


~ Strappy Sequin Dress, size 8 ~

Though this dress looks like it fits me, the second layer on top was pulling across the chest. I need a size 10 in this dress. The skirt is also very snug. The top is swingy and the skirt should be just a little loose.


The back part of the top exposes the second layer. It would make a fun New Year’s Eve Party dress.


I ran my hand against the lay of the sequins to flip them and they slightly changed the color of the dress. It was kind of cool looking.


~ Metallic Tweed Fringe Tank, Medium ~
~ Metallic Inverted Pleat Skirt, size 8 ~

I chose to try these separates on instead of the Vee Peplum Tank & Metallic Jacquard Pencil Skirt. I shy away from gold so I knew I needed to try something out of my comfort zone. Needless to say I wasn’t a fan of the color or the top. The size fit me just fine but it felt constricting anyway and looked too boxy.


The skirt is nice and has an inverted pleat. The size 8 just fit so I would probably size up to a 10. The length is just above the knee. The material on both is a metallic tweed. It looks like someone painted my top and skirt gold and seems more raffia than tweed. I wasn’t enamored by both and I have plenty of better party-wear.


~ Bow Tie Graphic Tee, Small ~
~ Fringe Knit Mini, Medium ~

The Bow Tie tee was really cute IRL but a bit sheer. I do see dressing it up with this Sequin Blazer or these Gauchos.


The skirt was really fun and cute. It’s the same fringe as the Fringe Tank Tunic. The waistband is completely elastic and it ran TTS. You can’t tell in these images but this does hit me above the knee. This would be great for my friend’s party coming up. I know she already has something similar.


Overall, I’m really pleased with this roll-out. And I like that they rolled out some Holiday items for parties already. I hope the December roll-out is more Holiday!

Happy Shopping!