Here’s a Preview of the Born on Fifth Dillards Collection

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Born on Fifth Dillards
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On the heels of the Antonio Melani x Jennifer Sumko Dillards launch, the brand is releasing a fabulous new collection just in time for spring! Get ready to shop the Antonio Melani x Born on Fifth Dillards Collection – a capsule line of women’s apparel and shoes. This season is much more focused, with only five total styles. Previously, they sold accessories, kids apparel and accessories, mommy & me matching outfits, swim, and tabletop.

Today, I’m so excited to share a preview with you the five capsule collection tems so you can make a list of your favorite items and get ready for her launch – Tuesday, March 21st at 7:30 AM CT on

Furthermore, I’m sharing fit and size guide tips, along with details on the price points. Remember, you don’t need to buy everything! You don’t even need to buy anything. However, if you’re on the hunt for some fabulous spring styles for your closet or home – the Antonio Melani Born on Fifth Dillards collection will likely be for you.

Born on Fifth Dillards Collection

This marks the fourth collection for Antonio Melani with Born on Fifth via Dillards. Last year, the third collaboration was lovely, which you’ll see below.

Also, there have been very few preview posts about the Antonio Melani x Born on Fifth Dillards collection. Emily, the wonderful founder of Born on Fifth, posted a quick preview on Instagram, which features floral and garden prints. Stay tuned for more updates to this post as the items are unveiled.

Antonio Melani Born on Fifth

Born on Fifth Dillards Dresses

The 2023 collection included four total dresses, including the Pippa Dress ($199), Pippa Blue Floral ($199), and Lottie Rose Smocked A-Line Dress ($229), and the Lottie Short Sleeve Midi Dress ($229). The Pippa Fit & Flare is my favorite, and the price is truly fabulous at $199.

Every detail of the dress designs are fabulous. I love the feminine details! In terms of sizes, all of the dresses were available in sizes 0-16.

Born on Fifth Dillards Women’s Separates

Last season, there were several stunning separates, including the beautiful blue Charlotte Cardigan ($149), Poppy Knit Top in four colors ($79), the Cresida Shorts ($89), and Lila Top ($99 and Jane Pant in blue gingham ($119). The pieces were easy to mix and match together, and the Cardigan was a wonderful layering piece.

This season, the collection is SUPER focused, and I’m curious to see if they’ll expand back to other categories in the future.

Antonio Melani Born on Fifth Swim

Born on Fifth Dillards Swim

Okay, so in terms of swim, the 2022 collection included two beach cover-ups ($78-$98) and six women’s swimsuits, including one rash guard ($78). Most of the swim pieces were made out of fabric with UPF 50+, which is helpful to protect you from the sun. All swim styles were available in sizes XS-XL.

Based on previews, swimsuits aren’t a part of the spring 2023 collection.


Born on Fifth Dillards Tabletop

If you follow @BornonFifth, you’ll know that founder, Emily, is incredible with interiors. She has a fantastic eye, and I’m so excited to see some home pieces are included in the mix. Sadly, this season also doesn’t seem to have interior options. However, the dresses are truly lovely!

Antonio Melani Shoes

Antonio Melani Shoes

For the past two seasons, I’ve kept an eye on the Antonio Melani shoe collection debuts. I’m extremely impressed with the timeless yet trendy options from the brand. You’ll find everything from pumps to sandals, espadrilles to booties. For the Antonio Melani x Born on Fifth Collection, they’re releasing only one platform heel option this year ($118).

My favorite style from the 2022 collection was the Arden Peep Toe heels ($118 each and was available in sizes 5M-10M, 11M & 12M). Another classic were the Amy Mules ($110). The block heels will make them super comfortable, and the ruffle detail on front is divine. Lastly, the Danielle Slingbacks ($110 each) were great for anyone who really loves that silhouette. Lastly, the Laurie Plaforms ($118 each) come in blue or tan.

The 2023 shoes will be very likely available in sizes 5M-10M, 11M-12M. I’m also linking to Antonio Melani’s size guide here so you can check out their other shoe styles.

Born on Fifth Dillards Accessories

Born on Fifth Dillards Accessories

Sadly, the new Born on Fifth collection doesn’t have any accessories. in the past, she’s done wicker tote bags, a picnic basket and a beautiful floral hair bow ($29). My hope is she’ll reintroduce more styles in the future.

Last year, the picnic basket ($149) was just so cute!

Born on Fifth Kids Collection

Antonio Melani Dillards Kids

Last but not certainly least, the new Antonio Melani Born on Fifth Collection does not include apparel and accessories for kids. Previous collections have featured Mommy & Me options. As a child of a mom who constantly dressed me in matching Laura Ashley outfits to her, I understand the appeal of matchy-matchy looks!

The Mommy & Me styles included the Lottie Dress for mom ($179, sizes 0-16) and matching Girls Blue Dress ($62 for sizes 12M-24M and $68 for sizes 2T-6X). There were also matching Erika Mary-Jane for girls ($59.99 for size 4-3). Truly darling!

Mommy and Me fashion

The Eloise Dress for women ($199, sizes 0-16) also has a matching Girls Pink Dress ($62 for sizes 12M-24M and $68 for sizes 2T-6X), along with matching Erika Mary-Jane for girls ($59.99 for size 4-3).

What is Born on Fifth?

Emily Hertz, founder of Born on Fifth, is an Atlanta-based blogger who highlights fashion, home, and kids style inspiration. She also has an inspiration Instagram account, @BowsandBlue, where she shares various inspirations for the brand. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of following her account, and she definitely has a signature style. Rooted in grandmillennial prints, patterns and, hues, she always celebrates floral prints and especially blue hues.

Whenever her Instagram posts come across my feed, I can immediately tell it’s all things Emily. From the way she edits her photos to the interior design of her spaces, it’s clear she has a definitive point of view.

When Does the Antonio Melani Born on Fifth Collection Launch?

Set your alarms! The 2023 Antonio Melani x Born on Fifth Dillards collection officially launches on Tuesday, March 21st at 7:30 AM CST // 9:30 AM EST on

Size Guide

Size Guide

Thankfully, Emily of Born of Fifth shared these graphics and size guide on her Instagram channel. Therefore, I’m sharing it directly with you to see what designer and manufacturer recommend. Since I own a few pieces from Antonio Melani, I can say that everything (and I mean everything) fits true to size. The only caveat is if you’re between sizes and/or if you’re planning to buy a more fitted item. In that case, it may be helpful to try a size up.

Who is Antonio Melani?

Are you familiar with Antonio Melani? While Born on Fifth designed the collection, Antonio Melani produced and manufactured the pieces. Plus, if this line is anything like Nicola Bathie’s collection (like this dress), the items will be impeccable! Based on my research, Antonio Melani is Dillard’s largest ladies’ apparel brand.

In 2001, the line was launched to highlight footwear and later extended to other categories including apparel and handbags. Best of all, I love the mission of the brand. Antonio Melani is to meant to be a highly curated collection that evokes sophistication through tailoring. At the same time, they want to keep everything current through styling and attitude.

It’s easy to see how the line is designed to meet the needs of the modern woman. As a workfluencer, my career and social schedule can get hectic, and I love this line is created to support my closet. Beyond being sold on, it’s also sold at the 248 Dillard’s locations around the country. See the entire store location list here.

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