Roland Mouret for Banana Republic Collection

Posted on August 06, 2014

Roland-Mouret-Banana-Republic-Collection-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Roland Mouret for Banana Republic Collection available online and in select stores 8/7 and will range in price from $49.50 (belt) to $165.00 (dress).

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  • Alicia

    Exactly what you would expect to see from Roland Mouret for Banana Republic.

    • Kent Roby

      I’m envisioning you saying that really sarcastically while holding a vodka stinger in one hand and flicking the ashes of your cigarette with the other!

      • Alicia

        With a jade cigarette holder, darling!

    • Sarah

      Sooo, Snoozeville with a high price tag?

      • carrie

        Bodycon snoozeville. It’s boring and no one can wear it!

    • FibonacciSequins


    • Sara Brams-Miller

      True, but I still want it all.

    • Fuchsiaforever

      Pffft, I was gonna say Sears!

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Kind of boring and not especially wearable, which a failure for both designer and retailer. It all fits very close to the body, in a restrictive silhouette that’s not great for work. The “going-out” looks don’t feel special enough to warrant what is sure to be a heftier price tag.

    • AuntHo

      How I long for the Banana that was. #2008 #brmonogram

    • sugarkane105

      That’s what I was thinking – too sexy for work, too boring for nights out.

      • Thomas

        It is a rather boring collection, but I really like looks 2 and 3 because I think you could snazz them up with some jewelry, the right shoes and maybe a belt. With these dresses it’s all about having fun with the accessories to make them less boring.

        • LesYeuxHiboux

          2 and 3 were my top picks as well, they offer the most possibilities. Though I feel that you’d have to be the editor of a fashion magazine or some such to rock 2 as workwear.

          • Thomas

            Yes, it’s basically a cheap version of his famous Galaxy dress. You’d probably have to be Victoria Beckham or Emily Blunt’s character in The Devil Wears Prada in order to rock it.

          • LesYeuxHiboux

            She can rock anything. That bitch.

        • MoHub

          2 and 3 were the ones that immediately set me yawning.

      • KES4K

        Eh, I work in a very conservative office and I feel like I could get away with 3, 4, or 5 (at least on “business casual Friday, or by adding a blazer to #3)..but I don’t buy/wear my clothes VPL-tight. The midi-length is good, if they really are that long IRL.

  • belfebe

    Dress #1. Isn’t that the same one that Julianne Hough was sported in the latest entry?

    • mommyca

      yes. She was attending the Banana event…

  • sugarkane105

    Kinda boring, but I really like number 4.

  • Danielle

    I like the pink number, but that’s it. All standard and boring. And nothing that would be flattering on anyone over a size 4.

  • Thomas

    Love dresses #2 and #3. Question: Does anyone else think Victoria Beckham stole her aesthetic from Roland Mouret? They’re so similar.

    • mommyca

      I do :)

  • TM

    Unfortunately I am very familiar with Banana Republic clothing, and they feel excruciatingly like Banana Republic dresses. Which is, okay I guess? I do like 5.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    The cheapest thing is a $50 belt….and that’s why I don’t shop at Banana Republic.

    • kimmeister

      I shop only at the BR Outlet, and even then I wait for things to be 70% off or more!

    • JohannaEG

      Sale prices with an additional 30% off are why I shop at BR.

  • another_laura

    Zzzzzzz, and one (#6) “no thanks” – of course, I am most definitely not their demographic, anyhow.

  • hughman

    ALL the leopard print will end up on the sales rack. Trust.

    • Thomas

      I hate leopard print with very few exceptions. The only dress I ever liked that was leopard print was a Dolce & Gabbana one and that might have been because the person who was wearing it was practically perfect looking. It usually comes off as so tacky looking, but that was the one time it looked sophisticated.

      • hughman

        And there’s a BIG difference between “I love your dress! It’s Dolce?!” and “That dress is Banana, right?”.

        • Thomas

          Totally lol

          • demidaemon

            You know she would rock it, especially in the Wilma silhouette.

          • Kent Roby

            I vow to say “Wilma silhouette” today in a sentence!

          • demidaemon


          • JeanDNelson

            I just <- got paid $7500 parttime working online with a lap-top b­­­­­­­­y ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­G­­­­­­­­­­­­oog­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­l­­­­­e­­­­­­­­­­­­­.I­ a­­m ­­­­­­­­­m­­a­­k­­­­i­n­­­g ­­­­­­­­­a ­­­­­­­­­go­­od ­­­­­­­­­sa­­la­­ry ­­­­­­­­­fr­­­om ­­­­­­­­­h­­.o­­m­e ­­­­­­­­­$­­5­5­0­0­­­­­­­­­-­­­­­­­­­$­­70­0­0/w­­­­­e­e­kL­­­ast Monday got a brand new BM­­­W since getting a check for $647­­­4 this – 4 weeks past. I beg­­­an this 8-months ago and imm­­­ediately was bringing home at lea­­­st $97 per hour. I wo­­­rk thr­­­ough this link, go to tech tab for work det­­­ail­­­



      • moxie_lady

        Whereas I consider leopard print a neutral!

        • Thomas

          Lol To each their own!

        • AmeliaEve

          Among my friends it is known as The New Jersey Neutral. Goes with everything.

    • decormaven

      Especially that sweater vest.

  • Grumpy Girl

    Is it me, or does the model appear to be stepping out of the shoes in many of the pictures?

    The clothes just aren’t rocking my world, and I like relatively boring/classic styles when shopping for myself (as opposed to when looking at cool stuff online and dressing my pretend alter egos who live more exciting lives). These look too young and too old at the same time?

  • Little_Olive

    I have boobs, so I doubt I’d make any of these work. Not that I want to.

    • LesYeuxHiboux


  • Anna

    I fell asleep after the pink one.

  • Gatto Nero

    Colorforms + animal print.
    All pretty basic; feels very two-dimensional somehow. For sylphs only. But that’s what Banana Republic does.

  • stellavision

    Meh. I liked the Marimekko collection enough to buy my first couple of Banana pieces in years, but this turned out so boring. Disappointing.

  • NMMagpie

    Very office appropriate. Can’t really hate.

  • R.A.

    None of this is special enough to justify the riot that will surely ensue when it hits the racks.

  • jtabz

    Aggressively uninteresting.

  • MilaXX

    These are cute pieces paired with the worst footwear possible.

  • KT

    Double the Miu Miu skirt, double the Roland Mouret dress… doppelganger day!

  • Lex


  • International Model

    …and I was worried about buying Banana Republic because it would draw attention to my not flat stomach…

  • SugarSnap108

    A few of these could look good if a gal jazzed them up with some jewelry, and any shoes other than the 80-year-old man’s bedroom slippers that the model is wearing.

  • mommyca

    At least it would be the only Banana pieces where the knees are covered. For those of us who would want that :) I have to see them at the store to see if they warrant the price… It would be the closest I could get to Mouret dress…

  • Bad Idea Jeans

    Don’t bore Nina!

  • Gaby

    Serviceable work clothes. I appreciate, even though Banana Republic is on the very far, high edge of my price range (with “FREE!” being the low end). Nothing to write home about though. I hope to find them at TJ Maxx or Marshalls in a few seasons.

    • MilaXX

      Get on their mailing list and hit up their sales. They are pretty decent, sometimes even having as much as 40% off.

      • Gaby

        I’m still mad at the Gap for not honoring an online sale in store (which is petty but there you go) but I may consider buying from Banana if it’s deeply discounted.

  • bizarro

    Wow. Dress #3 is exactly like the bridesmaids dresses in my wedding in 1997.

    • demidaemon

      I take it that that is not a compliment.

  • demidaemon

    It’s perfectly fine. I wish they would have styled the model with some more oomph. Poor girl.

  • kimmeister

    I would wear just about everything in this collection that isn’t shorter than the knee. Unfortunately, BR dresses almost never work on long-waisted gals, so they will need some alterations.

  • bizarro

    Well, it is not very fashion forward, that’s for sure. I guess that is not what they were going for. The dresses were a compromise with my mother who thought that all black dresses would be dreadful for a wedding.

  • frannyprof


  • Imasewsure

    I think it’s a cute collection for a certain type of dress-up (skinny) office girl. I would actually try on #4 and #7 if I actually wanted to look good at work but I am neither skinny nor a girl so probably best to stick with my Eileen Fisher work “pajamas” instead

  • marlie

    Cute pieces. I like. I’ll wait until they get marked down, though.

  • MichelleRafter

    If models can’t make the below the knee dress length look good the rest of us are doomed.

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    Call me crazy but WANT EVERY PIECE.

    • Melanie

      omg right?? i’m 30 & two years out of law school…i would be effing thrilled to wear this stuff, it’s cute & work appropriate!

  • Nancer

    My reaction was, “Meh. Boring and unremarkable.” Then I read every one ‘s comments…. I have found my tribe!!! You make me so happy.

  • Qitkat

    I’ve always like Mouret’s structured shoulders looks, but these are kind of boring. Although i do like the two with the blue, black and print combos, what is that? animal tracks?

  • mlurve

    I’m really confused by the idea of a tight dress that goes below the knees. How does a person walk in that?

  • Bert Keeter


  • NurseEllen

    Look #9 is very “Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face”. The rest is very ho-hum. Every size 2 female college intern/graduating law student/MBA candidate in the USA will buy the dresses for interviews.

  • Danielle Colman

    *sighs* The one-shoulders are always on the wrong side for my tattoo.

  • JeanDNelson

    I just <- got paid $7500 parttime working online with a lap-top b­­­­­­­­y ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­G­­­­­­­­­­­­oog­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­l­­­­­e­­­­­­­­­­­­­.I­ a­­m ­­­­­­­­­m­­a­­k­­­­i­n­­­g ­­­­­­­­­a ­­­­­­­­­go­­od ­­­­­­­­­sa­­la­­ry ­­­­­­­­­fr­­­om ­­­­­­­­­h­­.o­­m­e ­­­­­­­­­$­­5­5­0­0­­­­­­­­­-­­­­­­­­­$­­70­0­0/w­­­­­e­e­kL­­­ast Monday got a brand new BM­­­W since getting a check for $647­­­4 this – 4 weeks past. I beg­­­an this 8-months ago and imm­­­ediately was bringing home at lea­­­st $97 per hour. I wo­­­rk thr­­­ough this link, go to tech tab for work det­­­ail­­­



  • MoHub

    I’ve seen almost all of these before. Nothing to see here; move along.

  • Sophie

    I like one and two. I didn’t think someone could make even a leopard print seem boring.

  • MarissaLG

    Very nice outfits for very rich, high-powered executive ladies to wear to work, and for very rich stars to wear to various Industry luncheons. Yawn.

  • Freynika

    Nothing exciting, but workable, if you’ve got the body for them. Although if you have that body, you’ve got a ton of better options.

  • AlisonHendryx

    Looks 4 and 6 could work in almost any office, and i think they are wearable silhouettes. Look 9 is basically what I’m wearing today, except i got the pants on sale at JCrew and the top at TJ Maxx. Which is where I will now search for items to recreate looks 4 and 6. the LBDs are nothing special and won’t be worth the price.

  • Kikishua

    I love number 7, and I wish I was still thin enough for it. (Now I will probably scroll down and read that everyone else thinks 7 is pedestrian and old fashioned.)

  • Frank Lithium

    Chic and feminine as always.

  • gksp

    I bought 5 and it actually looks fantastic on. It’s not high fashion but it’s super flattering and work appropriate.

  • gksp

    I got Look 5 and while it’s not high fashion, it is ridiculously flattering. (I did not get the cheap looking but oddly expensively priced belt). Anyway, it’s a really flattering look and perfect for the office. Love it.