As the weather turns warmer, it’s time to put aside the heavy wool coats and winter tweed. This dress, from Banana Republic (a similar dress is here), is made of 95% polyester and 5% spandex. Be on the lookout for fabrics like this. It’s magical combination, and here’s why–
The dress is machine washable, won’t wrinkle from sitting all day, can be rolled up and stuffed into a suitcase (it “packs well,” as they say), and doesn’t fade. It’s also relatively thin and lightweight, making it a great choice for the warmer months.
How does it feel? That 95%/5% is basically the same combo as yoga pants. So…It’s a very comfortable dress. Unlike some other dresses in my closet, this one doesn’t bunch and feel bulky around the middle when I’m sitting at my desk.
How does it fit? Well, that’s the tricky party. Like I said, it’s made out of the same stuff as your yoga pants, so if you’re not careful, it will show everything just like your yoga pants do. I found the sheath dress style to be less clingy than the wrap-around style when it comes to this 95%/5% fabric. I also recommend wearing sheer pantyhose instead of opaque tights, which can look too thick or bulky with such a lightweight fabric.