In case you missed it, yesterday was the launch of the limited edition Banana Republic | Issa London collection. Women everywhere were prepared to jump on the $130 version of Kate Middleton’s infamous wrap dress from her engagement photos. But when the dress hit stores and online, there seemed to be an air of disappointment with the teal/turquoise shade available, as opposed to Kate’s famous royal blue. Banana Republic has since changed the description from “Tulum Turquoise” to “Royal Blue,” but the photo doesn’t speak much justice.
[ Issa Collection Three-Quarter Sleeve Wrap-Tie Dress, Banana Republic, $130 ]
I’ve now seen it in person, and while it is not quite as vibrantly blue as Kate’s original, it is a beautiful shade and definitely not what I would call turquoise. But if you’d rather a more true royal blue, here are a handful [ or two! ] of other frock options I’ve rounded up…!
[ Pencil Dress with Wrap, ASOS, $54 | Gemma Wrap Dress, Banana Republic, $98 | Baum and Pferdgarten Body Con Ruched Dress, $82 ]
[ Pencil Dress with Ruched Wrap, ASOS, $140 | Draped Jersey Faux-Wrap Dress, Calvin Klein, $108 | Twist Front Drape Dress, River Island, $64 ]
[ Scallop Dress, J.Crew, $148 | Frill Sleeves Mini Dress, French Connection, $51 | Julian Mini Wrap Dress, Diane von Furstenberg, $285 ]
[ Fine Knit Classic Dress, Missoni, $291 | Celeb Presence Dress, ModCloth, $22 | Alice & You Royal Blue Lace Dress, Dorothy Perkins, $44 ]
Will you be purchasing anything from the Banana Republic x Issa collection? I would love to hear your thoughts!