Rated 3 out of 5 by Godzilla Sweet dress; runs very large
This dress has a flattering neckline and lovely straps. Fabric quality is decent, something that one can no longer consistently count on from J. Crew. I ordered this in my "usual" J. Crew size 4 - thinking that the looser silhouette of the skirt would be a bit forgiving, but that the bust could be an issue if I sized down (due to the non-stretch fabric). I'm 5'10, 145 lbs., 36(b); on me, this dress ran extremely large - too loose under the armpits, through the bust, at the waist, and especially in the hips. Because there was so much extra fabric in the skirt, the overall effect was poofy, tent-like and extremely unbecoming. I think I'd need to size down to at least a 2, possibly a 0, to achieve a flattering fit. I'm not going to bother re-ordering, though. I've had it with both vanity sizing and also the sizing inconsistencies at J. Crew. Over the past few years, my "usual" size 4 has morphed into everything from a 0 to a 6. It's just too frustrating to bother anymore.
May 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by LOVE19 Almost Perfect
I recently went to my local JCrew store to try on this little number, as dresses for JCrew run, size wise, all over the map. I loved loved loved the styling and length of this dress, however, the bust was SO tight. I typically wear a large or 12 in most dresses without a problem and have a 38D, but man, it was almost impossible to zip up. Will have to size up, but will still purchase. Wish it didn't have a zipper...seems to make dresses harder to wear with less give. Otherwise, this is a win, especially if you lack curves. Easy spring to summer staple.
May 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by SMK127 Cute summer piece
I agree with the previous reviewer that this is a great length for taller gals. I'm 5'8", 34B, and 140lbs. My usual size 4 fit well. I have a boyish shape and found this was nicely fitted, not too loose and not tight. Gals with curves might be weary and petite ladies should definitely go petite because of the length. I love both colors, but my only hesitation was the delicate straps. I am a fidgety person and worry I'll fuss too much - but that's my problem. ;)
May 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by mandymatt Great dress, runs large
I love an eyelet dress and this one is no exception. I tried the black and the white and liked the white the best in the end. The dress is comfy and the length is different than other eyelet dresses out there. The only callout is that I needed to go down a full size. I'm ALWAYS an 8 in J.Crew dresses and I needed a 6 which wasn't in any way tight. Overall, a great find that I can't wait to wear.
May 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by LDLM Great light long summer dress
I am tall (5'11'') and have a tough time with summer dresses that are way too short. This dress works really well -- the fabric is light, the cut is stylish, and it's long enough to look "right" on me. I also just had a baby, and the style is forgiving in the waist without looking like a sack. Really pretty!
May 18, 2016