Naturalist Dress

From the Fall 1985-Spring 1986 Catalogue, the companion to the Naturalist Shirt and Naturalist Skirt. “A woman may be outstanding in her field, but she can’t stand out there forever; sooner or later, she must come inside and dress for the occasion. For her, we’ve designed the Naturalist’s Dress: elegant as physics, yet down-to-earth as a carpet of pine needles. Like Nature herself, it’s full of hidden charms: discreet shoulder pads, ample side-seam pockets, an elasticized waist that defines one’s terms yet allows a certain latitude. The pre-washed, pigment-dyed cotton has a velvety finish that rarely requires an iron. in winter, layer a flannel shirt underneath for warmth; in summer, simply roll up the sleeves for coolth.”

Blue version courtesy Kimberlee English-Anderson.

Khaki Version

About The Author

Robyn Adams
Robyn's fascination with Banana Republic began in 1984 when her Alaskan adventurer father began buying the clothing and giving her the catalogs. She loved the clothes and as an artist she was drawn to the illustrations. She went on to study illustration at art college in BR's hometown of San Francisco and worked for years as a background artist for animation. She is now based in Oakland, CA as a graphic designer and illustrator with Secret Fan Base . She's been collecting and archiving at Abandoned Republic since 2011.

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