Rated 5 out of 5 by slandy Gorgeous when belted! (Size up).
I've been waiting years for this: a real grown-up denim shirtdress. I was worried it might be a bit frumpy from the way it hangs on the model, but decided to take the risk. I'm so glad that I did! It looks vintage-y enough to be hip (even a tad hipster), and not at all frumpy. One catch: at least for me, I HAVE to wear a wide belt with this. I am 5'7" and 130 pounds. I usually wear a 0 or a 2 in J.Crew (2 in the perfect shirt, 0 in the boyfriend shirts, 2 in the cotton Minnie, 0 in the broken-in boyfriend shorts, 26 or 27 in jeans). I ordered both the 2 and the 4 in this and am keeping the 4. It runs quite SMALL, both because the fabric has absolutely no stretch at all and because it's cut tight through the bust/ribcage. The color is a bit darker than it appears on my computer screen, and the fabric quality is absolutely lovely: mid-weight and sturdy, and yet, with the linen, not too heavy. I am going to live in this dress 3 seasons a year.
February 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Raven Stylish and comfy
So many ways to dress up this dress. Absolutely love it. It does run small. I am 5'9 and 155 lbs. Although a size 10 fits, it is a bit snug through the chest/shoulders and waist. I will trade a size up and other than that, overall I love the dress length, pockets, and fabric.
February 25, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by AmyR Not for the long waisted.
This dress is very cute, and would be a great option for work. Unfortunately it was too high waisted for me and there isn't a tall option. I'm 5'9", 140 and usually wear a 4 (sometimes a 6 in bottoms). I found it true to size, but the waist hit at my low rib cage. This made it feel like it ran small when it was really just nipping in at the wrong spot. I'm pretty split in the middle for my height - not all legs and not all torso. If they ever offer it in tall I'll absolutely get it.
February 27, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anne50 great style but needs resizing
I had high hopes for this dress since I have a nearly identical one in linen that's about 15 years old. My old linen dress from another maker is a size small (their 4-6) and is rather snug on me since I am now a size 10 (sometimes 12 in bottoms). I ordered this denim dress in a 12 since other reviews mentioned that it runs small. I found it to be uncomfortably tight in across the shoulders and arms, as well in the high waist. I laid it out over my old dress, and this 12 was essentially the same size, and even a bit narrower at the shoulder seam! I have noted the same problem in JCrew shirts for awhile now, and can't figure out why these sizing problems haven't been addressed in new products. I may try a 14 if it becomes available again on sale, as the style suits me. I would advise going up at least two sizes. Otherwise, I noted a stitching flaw at the sleeve in my sample. The denim is also darker than it appears online. JCrew, please revisit your sizing!
March 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ernie Do NOT wait on purchasing this amazing dress!
I have physically had this dress on for 2 hours and have already recieved 3 compliments on it! I am 5'3" and 100 lbs - I am normally a 000 in JCrew but ordered a 00 after reading that it runs small. I personally do not feel that it does at all (it seems to run true to size) - but I DO like how the larger size fits a little looser and more drapey. If I had gotten my normal size, I think it may have looked a little too babydoll-ish. SO cute with simple gold jewelry and a little pair of wedge sandals; and I am really into the midi-length. Will absolutely be living in this all summer, and most likely into the fall with a cropped cardigan and ankle boots.
March 6, 2016