Pretty Pleats and Floral Prints

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Banana Republic Gathered Floral Pleat Maxi Dress

Pretty pleats and floral prints are two of my favorite things, and both can be found on this maxi dress from Banana Republic. Florals are one of the biggest trends for Spring and Summer 2017, and pleats are a timeless style that is very wearable by all.

See my prior post on the many benefits of pleats, including that they are flattering, feminine, and flow when in motion.

All major fashion designers are currently obsessed with this trend, covering their models with floral canvas artwork, from itty-bitty flowers to large bold prints. From bohemian blouses to dainty summer dresses to graphic A-line skirts, florals always feel fresh in their unabashed femininity.


Right now, Banana Republic is kicking off the first week of Spring with 40% off everything, including their latest Spring styles! This Gathered Floral Pleat Maxi dress is regularly priced at $158. Petite sizes are available, and 40% off brings the price down to $94.80. However, Regular and Tall sizes are already marked down to $102.90, and so an additional 40% off brings these sizes down to just $56.88!

Don’t miss out on this sale.


I like this dress because of the unique, yet very pretty, color combination of bright green and black, on a background of white. It smocks at the waist. You can add a belt like I did in the pictures below for added style and if you want to further cinch the waistline to help create and hour-glass appearance.


It falls at the ankle, as advertised, even for petites. Iā€™m 4ā€™11ā€ and wearing an XXS in Petite. No hemming was needed.

Happy Florals and Happy Spring!


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