Southern Belle in Training

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June 24, 2016

A Timeless Dress Option.

Photography by Deeana Kourtney Photography

     With the amount of time and money that the fashion industry puts into brand identity and customer loyalty, it is no surprise that the simple act of just hearing the name of a certain retailer can instantly bring certain descriptive adjectives to mind for customers. Or vice versa. For example, if someone says the word "trendy" to you, I bet that you can instantly think of a store or two that in your definition, fits the bill for a retailer that always provides clothing and accessories that are always fresh and on trend. 

      Personally, when I hear words such as "timeless," "refined" and "chic" in a fashion context, one of the first stores that I always think of is Banana Republic. This is a classic American clothing retailer that has not only stood the test of time, but Banana Republic has continued time and time again to come out with clothing collections that stay true to the core facts that set their brand apart, and give it the upscale yet accessible feel that keeps customers staying loyal.

      This season, I think that Banana Republic's stand-out items are their summer dresses. They have the timeless elegance and class that one has come to expect of the brand, but with modern twists such as bold colors or fun details. I am absolutely obsessed with the beautiful Banana Republic dress that I am wearing here! Bold green is such a lovely shade to wear in the summer months. If you look closely at these photos, you can actually see that the dress is ombre, getting darker from the top down. I will be honest and say that I'm not usually a fan of pleats on  my dresses or skirts, but I think that on this lovely dress they only help to accentuate the beautiful color. 

      Many of Banana Republic's dresses are extremely versatile and can be dressed up or down, and are appropriate from everything from the office to semi-formal events. They are true investment pieces that any woman would be lucky to have in her closet! 

     I'm sharing this beautiful dress and my other current favorite Banana Republic dresses below - which is your favorite? 


    xoxo Miss ALK

     Banana Republic provided gifted product in exchange for this post. All opinions are honest and my own. Thank-you for supporting the brands that support Southern Belle in Training! #ItsBanana


  1. I love that black dress that you linked. It is so sophisticated but sexy with the slit. I love. The dress with the pleats is so fun and chic! It looks great.

    xo CourtneyDrew

  2. Love the color of this dress! Banana Republic is one of my stops at the mall when I'm trying to find business clothes, and I never fail to find some!


  3. This is just beautiful! I've never shopped at Banana Republic before, but I may start now after reading this post! So pretty girly!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  4. Oh my gosh, this dress is just stunning.

    xoxo, Jenny

  5. This dress is amazing! You look gorgeous!

    Greta |

  6. I love everything about this dress! Its so pretty!

  7. Super gorgeous dress. I love the color and beautiful colorful shoes :)

  8. Love the dress and the shoes! This whole look is so classic.

    Alix |

  9. Love this dress and you're right it is a classic! I can't choose my favorite dress from this post because they are all so adorable.

  10. This color is stunning on you reminds me of the sea!

  11. Pleats are always a good idea in my book, and that ombre detail is too perfect! XO

  12. Persuasively created and well altogether considered.
    BBC Clothing Choice


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