The Best of the Rest
What is it with all the retro stuff this week? True, Banana Republic did have a “Grandma’s attic” story to sell, but the designers went a little overboard.
It’s pretty. The top and the neckline look great. Delicate and feminine, which definitely seems to be Alexandra’s thing. Downside: it’s a little too nightgown-y and once again, these all-one-color dresses tend to get a little boring. And that hem looks a mess.
Is it us or are the designers overusing the accessories wall this season? It’s a chic, pretty dress and that hat does nothing for it. In fact, it takes away from it.
Kevin’s aesthetic is pretty hard to pin down and this is coming from someone who’s seen everything he made this season. This is sort of “classic with a twist” but then some of his other designs have been as out-there as anything Jay or even Jeffrey made.
Love the skirt, love the trim, hate the flower, but then again, we’re pretty biased against them. We can’t stand grown women wearing bows or flowers unless it’s done with real subtlety. This is not subtle and it really works against the dress, which is all urban sophistication. It really doesn’t need that Daisy Mae touch.
This was clearly not a Banana Republic dress, but props to Nora, because we really liked this one. Could’ve done without the neck brace, though.
Not crazy about that sash, but we loved the fabric choice and the asymmetrical pleating. BUT ENOUGH WITH THE MINNIE MOUSE GLOVES.