and a few other goodies…
Ever since Banana Republic did away with the Ryan fit, I haven’t had much luck with their dress pants. Too bad too because I always find cute fabrics and cuts that I really like, but the rise is always too high on me, and the fit in the front is always creased and baggy.
Banana Republic recently came out with a few new pant fits, the most intriguing of which was the “Logan”. Advertised as their new “modern fit” with a low rise and straight fit in the leg and thigh, I was eager to give them a shot considering none of the other fits work for me.
Here is the “Logan” in size 00P:
Holy smokes! What bad fit! Apparently low rise means huge waist. I missed that memo. On top of the huge waist, these pants are also pretty baggy in the thigh and would need slimming.
Verdict: Do I even have to say it? Two thumbs down.
If anyone else has similar issues with this fit, leave a pic or description (or rant) in this thread in the AN Forum. I’m going to send an email to Banana Republic about this after PAG posts her review a little later.
More items after the jump…
This skirt was a big ol’ “eh”. Boring and boxy off the rack, there aren’t any interesting details to justify keeping and altering. The fabric was pretty stiff and unattractive. I was hoping the word “stretch” in the name would mean it was small and fitted, but that’s not the case.
The Pima Cotton Ruffle Cardi in size PXXS:
This cardigan is a nice lightweight cotton which makes it nice for spring and summer, but it’s pretty baggy when un-buttoned. When buttoned, it could work as an oversized cardigan, but I’m just not that crazy about it.
Verdict: Return. It’s just not for me.
Banana Republic has just not been working for me lately. Here’s hoping the fall collection is better.