Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 14
Rated 4 out of 5 by LeLibrarianne Almost Perfect
This dress is very lovely, and I adore the pleat in the front. However, I found it to be extremely tight across the bust. I sized up from my usual 2 because this is a common problem I have with J.Crew dresses, but even that wasn't enough! If I go up another size the dress will be very loose in the waist. How disappointing!
August 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris Classic dress for weddings and beyond
The Julia dress was assigned to me initially as a bridesmaid's dress, but I think I can wear it beyond that setting because of its simple, elegant style. The slightly angled hemline gives what is truly a classic (and flattering) shape a slightly more fashion forward look.
April 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Zoey Love the design, but not the material
I wore this dress as a bridesmaid at a wedding and was bummed to find out how quickly it wrinkles (and stays wrinkled) from sitting. I sat in the car for all of ten minutes to get from the church to where we'd take the photos and the dress was wrinkled for the rest of the day. I did LOVE the cut and design however, it was very classic, simple and beautiful. Just could've been a better fabric. The description for the classic faille fabric says that it photographs great, which might be true for the color, but I feel like I ended up looking sloppy in photos because of the wrinkles.
I also wish this dress came in a petite cut. The torso was way too long for me even when I went down a size, so it would lift and bunch around my shoulders.
September 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stepmom Perfect for stepmother of the bride
Love this dress, color is beautiful and love the fabric and the fact that it's fully lined BUT - the zipper works very hard. Hope it doesn't break the day I have to wear it! That won' t be good. I would expect better in a dress of this price.
August 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by VS29 elegant, beatiful and solid construction
I expected the dress to be more fluffy or light, but when I received it, it was a solidly constructed dress and the fabric is heavy but cool enough for warm weather. It's a beautiful dress. The fabric looks to have a pattern you find on ribbon... kind of small ribbing but not obnoxious. You can't see it unless you look it up on close inspection. The upper half of the dress (bodice) should be fitted and the skirt half is A line, which is super flattering on a body like mine, no curves! At first I thought that the deep V-back would show my bra and would have to wear a special bra, but no, the dress hides it well plus it has a built in bra strap keepers in the shoulders. I purchased it in size 6 but for reference I'm 5'5" 132 and I guess I should have measured to purchase a size 4. All in all, I love this dress. I will exchange the larger size for a smaller one.
March 22, 2016