BCBG geo print dress
Dress, BCBG (via eBay); tank, Costco; shoes, Old Navy; bag, MbMJ (via consignment)

I mean … right? “Technicolor” is the best way to describe this, I think. It’s a perfect summer dress for me because (a) it’s some type of rayon jersey, so it feels nice against the skin in hot weather, (b) it’s comfy and flattering, and (c) it’s a colourful print. Pick a colour, any colour, and it’s pretty much guaranteed to work with this dress. Just swap out your accessories, and you have a bazillion outfits.

BCBG geo print dress
Good angles, this dress has them in spades

This is not my first colourful BCBG schmatta. I buy at least one every year. (See (a), (b), and (c) above.) They wear well, but I like to cycle them out regularly for some variety. I bought this one on eBay for under $40 shipped, which is the right price range (for me) for that sort of exercise. For anyone inclined to give it a try, this dress pops up on eBay regularly, although you have to search around for it because descriptions on BCBG dress listings generally suck. (Try “geo print” or “multi print” as additional search terms. I’ve also seen it described as a “mod print”, which … ooookaaay.)

BCBG geo print dress
Purty dress

Just one caveat. I hand wash all of my BCBG dresses, and never had a problem.* Until this dress. This dress ended up with significant water marks. (Not quite full-on colour transfer, but these sort of greyish watermarks/lines.They come out in the wash … only to reappear somewhere else, depending on how the dress dries. Note: I’m afraid to put the dress in the dryer, so I’m not sure if that would solve the problem. Anyone?) I washed it 2 or 3 times to try to get the marks to be as unnoticeable as possible, but they’re still visible up close. So, moral of my caveat: if you buy this dress, dry clean it.

But, listen, it’s still a perfectly workable dress. See:

BCBG geo print dress
Shoes, Pour La Victoire; bag, MbMJ (via eBay)
BCBG geo print dress
Last one, I promise

* My other two BCBG dresses have tags indicating “hand wash cold, lie flat to dry”. This one came with a missing care tag, so I’m not sure if the instructions were different. The material feels the same.

8 Comments on The Amazing Technicolour Dress

  1. I like this one! I swore off BCBG dresses for awhile because I found the hemlines a shade too short, but this one looks perfect! I see some eBay stalking in my future…

    • Yes, this one is def not too short. I’m 5’7 and it hits me right at the knee. I’m wearing a size S, so I’d say that it fits maybe a little bit large, but it’s a fairly stretchy material which probably explains some of the extra room πŸ˜‰
      Good luck if you decide to stalk!

  2. This dress is so flattering on you, I’m tempted to forget that nothing online ever fits me and go for it. What do you think of the Costco tanks? I picked some up last weekend and then put them back because I don’t like to buy without trying.

    • I really like the Costco tanks! I wore them exclusively while I was breastfeeding (as nursing tanks) and now I use them as camisoles whenever I need extra coverage. I think they’re really good quality for the price. They’re long (which I like), but don’t ride up. They are quite stretchy (a modal/elastane blend), so they do mold to the body; but, like, I said I only wear them underneath things, so it doesn’t bother me. I should mention that they have a good weight/opacity to them, so you could wear them on their own if you wanted.

  3. Oh wow, I never follow care instructions. I just toss everything into the washer and dryer, except for wool which I reluctantly hang up to dry.

    • I’m just too terrified to do that. On the other hand, I rarely dry clean things no matter what the care instructions say. So I’m a little bit of a rebel after all πŸ˜‰