Thursday, June 7, 2012

Trina Turk for Banana Republic Fitting Room Reviews

Coco Rocha wearing gorgeous, vibrant prints + a flurry of blogosphere activity = SPG at the mall to check out the Trina Turk collection at Banana Republic.  It really is that simple.

Trina Turk Crazy Botanical Twist Strap Dress, Sz 0 (buy here)
See also on Jean.
This was my favorite piece from the collection.  It fit pretty well and even helped camouflage some mommy tummy from the side.  The print is gorgeous and  I like it, but not sure I love it.
Verdict: Undecided - what do you think?

Trina Turk Pisces Strapless Patio Dress, Sz 0 (buy here)
See also on Elle.
Yep, these types of dresses are not made for rectangular / pear-shaped (so maybe trapezoidal?) people like me.  Beautiful print, but I look completely shapeless.
Verdict: No, not flattering to my body type

Trina Turk Pisces Strapless Dress, Sz 0 (buy here)
See also on Annie and Bessie.
Whoo!  This one is a little too body conscious for little old me.  Looks beautiful on the ladies above though!
Verdict: No, I'm too matronly for this look

Trina Turk Silk Cowl Neck Top, Sz 0, (buy orange version here)
I was really drawn to the beautiful shade of blue in this top, but ultimately makes me feel a little too island-y for the midwest :)
Verdict: No, neckline is too low and may be a little too tropical looking for me

Mad Men Lace Shell, Sz XS
While I was there, I also perused the sale racks and found this pretty little number for $25.  Such a pretty lace print and it fit well too!
Verdict: A quality lace top for $25?  Of course it's coming home with me.

The Trina Turk prints did not disappoint in person, but the garments just didn't suit me.  Strangely enough, I left with only one item and it wound up being from the Mad Men collection :)

Will you be shopping this collection?

28 comments:

  1. I love all the pretty prints. The collection is a little expensive for me, but if I ever find my size on sale, I'll definitely be snatching one or two pieces.

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    1. Ditto! I think my tune would change if these were on sale. They seem very popular though so we'll see if there will be any left :)

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  2. I adore the crazy botanical print and I think the dress looks great on you. I wish that print came in different styles like a skirt or scarf.

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  3. It's interesting that the 1st dress looks so drab on the model but so well on all you petite ladies. The print is a bit off on yours. But I think prints will be different because of the cut of fabric. Glad you walked out with a $25 quality lace top!

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  4. Thank you for sharing your review.
    Strapless Dress looks good on you. I thought buying it, but gave up (so far?!) because it is too body conscious. So I agree with you. Looking forward to getting my order more now!

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  5. "I'm too matronly for this look" - LOL! Oh, SPG...being a mommy of two darling little ones doesn't make you "matronly." You can totally pull off the strapless dress but it may not be versatile, that's all. There were no petites at your store? I actually really love the printed cowl neck shell on you and never even noticed that piece.

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    1. Haha, you totally made my day! Unfortunately, this store didn't carry petites, but I was hoping I could get away with regular sizing.

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  6. I think you made the right choices...that last top is very flattering on you, and for a great price!

    I think the first dress looks really good on you too, though! Let us know if you end up getting it...

    www.petiteonapenny.com

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  7. I actually love that first dress you tried on :) I love the print! But not sure how much they retail over there?

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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    1. It retails for $130 and I think there's an online code that would bring it down to $100. Ultimately, I'm too cheap to buy but would be more interested if they were on sale (provided that they're still available).

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  8. omg you are so not matronly!! you look great in all the pieces, and i love the strapless dress and first dress on you - the lace top (score!!) i got some pieces too, and not sure how they'll fit on me. xox P

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    1. Aww, thanks P! Would love to hear how your new goodies fit you!

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  9. I agree, that first dress looks amazing on you! And the lace top... what a great find!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  10. I especially love the lace top and first dress. Great pics!

    <3 Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  11. The first dress is my favourite too! I'm with you on the undecided vote though; you look good in the dress, but I feel like maybe its not totally your style? I dunno, something's off and I don't know what! xD Nice score on the Mad Men top!

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    1. I agree - there's something about the dress that I don't quite love. I'm not entirely sure what it is though! :)

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  12. I didn't get anything. I am debating on the Pieces dress.... I live 3 blocks from the flagship store in Chicago and they OVER ordered! There was SO much merchandise yesterday so I am not really worried if the item will sell out. And if it does...it's not meant to be :)

    I am glad you got something and I think the Pieces dress looks good on you. I decided not to get the long sleeved dress because it is too similar to a Hale' Bob dress I have.

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  14. You look lovely! I was not too impressed by the new collection. Love the lace top you bought.

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  15. Thanks for this post! I know you have been waiting for my post so hopefully I can take pics this weekend! I like the first dress on you:)

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  16. Great dresses!

    http://themadcreationist.blogspot.it/

    Kisses from Italy

    Giuseppe

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  17. I feel you! I was all excited to go see the collection until I saw the reveal the day of. I like the pieces but I don't love it. I'm not going to pay $100+ for a garment that I'm not going to absolutely love.

    The prints are pretty but a bit busy for my tastes. Some off the other shoulder dresses and tops are not my style either. I do like the strapless dress but the print and color is too loud for my preference.

    Helen
    dietingfashions.com

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  18. hey, you!! i absolutely love the maxi dress on you. i was going through some things, and i put the petite size in my shopping bag online... and forgot about it. a few days later, it was sold out... :(

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    1. btw, the first one really flatters you. i think you should get it. :)

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  19. I just got the Pisces strapless dress for 60.25 at Banana Republic website. It was marked down to 74.99 plus 25% off and free shipping!

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    1. THANKS Neena!!!! Am going to check it out now!

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    2. You're welcome.. love your blog! Officially a fan

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  20. PS. I got it in 10 Petite..plenty of sizes available, except 12P.. I think.. check it out!

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