Anthropologie, clearly realizing it needs to quit it with the jumpsuits and rompers and whatnot, has devoted its entire June preshop page to dresses. How are the results? Let’s take a look…
The good news is that now that anthro members get Free Shipping on orders of $150+ all the time, these debuts are looking a little more appealing! We can always depend on the likes of Bailey 44 for pretty frocks like the Striped Luca Maxi Dress ($158, above). It’s one of a few dresses that looks very vacation and summer-ready to me.
Another pretty Bailey 44 dress is the Striped Border Maxi Dress ($158, above) which has a familiar silhouette but in new colors. Perhaps familiar is best at this point as Anthropologie keeps straying off the mark far too easily.
The Naomi Striped Dress ($178) for instance, would be great without all the extra buttons and the one-sleeve styling of the Aditi Ruffled Mini Dress ($188) ruins an otherwise lovely dress. (Sleeves or no sleeves Anthro. Pick ONE.) And while early 20-something me was always intrigued by multi-layer styling like the Pari Striped Dress ($320) has, it never really worked out well in real life.
Luckily, it seems like there is more good than bad in this pre-shop. The Lawn Party Midi Dress ($138) is another potential winner for me in both length and color. I’m also ready to run to the store to try on the Embroidered & Fringed Tunic Dress ($148) and the Striped Poplin Dress ($158).
Below are some more of the best and the most hilarious from the pre-shop. Which items have your interest?