A Winter White Party Dress (You Won’t Overheat In)


My husband and I try to go on dates at least once a month, especially when we find a regular and reliable sitter who has our kids in bed by the time we get home. I try not to buy occasion dresses often, but when I saw this winter white dress at Banana Republic, I knew I had to have it. It’s beautiful, comfortable and – surprise – has a few design details that make it perfect for avoiding hot flashes. (It also happens to be on sale for under $150, too.)

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There is just something about wearing white during the winter months that just makes me feel extra stylish. The fabric of the dress is buttery soft and feels great next to my skin. The asymmetric hem on the dress reminds me of the high-low pieces I owned a few years back, and I can see myself wearing it for date night as well as fancy dress parties. I have worn it the last two times my husband and I went out to dinner and both times I paired it with my suede pumps and a clutch.

Wearing White In Winter: This Banana Republic Party Dress Is Perfect For Perimenopause

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Aside from the dress being absolutely beautiful in person, one thing that sold me on it were the inseam vents on the sleeves. I tend to get hot one minute then cold the next, and I have been calling this dress my perimenopause dress. Additionally, the straps around the waist are easily adjustable by tying them where they are most comfortable around your waist. It can also be dressed up or dressed down. I plan to wear it on the weekends layered under a sweater or an oversized denim jacket.

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Fit Notes: I ordered this dress in two sizes since I had not bought dresses from Banana Republic in a long time. I am usually a size 10 or 12, and the large ended up being the best fit, especially around the waist.

The two times I have worn this dress so far, I’ve worn it with my Sarah Flint perfect pump (85) – the name literally says it all. The heels have great arch support and extra footbed padding. I have been wearing these heels for almost 6 years now, because they go with any of the items I have in my closet, whether for work or weekend.

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More Winter White Dresses For Parties & Date Night

Anyone else try to make an effort to get some quality time with your partner?


Oh hey, Pinners…

Found: a winter white dress that's perfect for date night. And the design details make it a comfortable perimenopause dress, too.

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