Harper beaded mermaid gown
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Harper beaded mermaid gown
Product Details

There's always that ambitious bride who is dead set on finding the perfect vintage dress. We don't envy her—but we're not just going to leave her stranded. Meet one of the most elegant gowns in our collection, with a classic silhouette and sequins and seed beads that are hand sewn (hand sewn!) to an airy tulle gown that channels the very best of old-school glamour. Specially packaged in a custom-made box to ensure your gown is always as beautiful as the first day you wore it. Catalog/jcrew.com only.

  • Nylon.
  • Back zip.
  • Lined.
  • Dry clean.
  • Import.
  • Online only.
Size & Fit Details
  • Straight silhouette.
  • Falls to floor, 65" from high point of shoulder (based off size 6).

Harper beaded mermaid gown

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by perfectly beaded and perfectly lightweight I love this dress, even more than I anticipated. The cross straps in the back are stunning and make this much more suitable than a strapless dress for a comfortable night of dancing. The beading is truly exquisite, and the color is definitely an ivory or butter cream, I love the color. The beading direction change at the waist is perfectly located to flatter. This dress fit me very well at 5'3" and 125 lbs, although the chest area definitely requires a padded bra or more than a 34B. The chest area of the dress is extremely low cut at the split, but totally manageable with a quick stitch to pull together the fabric for a less busty appearance. Other than the chest, this requires minimal alterations for me (which might be difficult with all of the beading). The dress runs one full size larger than typical. I'm a typical 4 but ordered the 2 and it's not even tight at all. Can't wait to wear this perfectly elegant but lightweight dress in Mexico at my beach wedding! June 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect! I just got the dress today, and I am so happy with it, even though I need to get a smaller size. I got the size 6 (I'm 5'6" 36C and 137lbs) and the dress drowned me, like a kid in her mother's dress- it was designed for someone at least 5 inches taller. I could keep the 6, but the alterations would be significant and I am worried about losing the beading. So I am trading it in for a smaller size with fingers crossed that it works because it is so perfect, and so comfortable, and I like to wear leggings and sweatshirts and glamming up makes me feel awkward, and this dress is the perfect intersection of calm and relaxed with high-end drama. I love it. Also, yes, the dress looks "white" in the photos online, but it is "ivory" as it says in the description. It is actually the most perfect representation of "ivory" I have ever come across. Mad props, J.Crew! February 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by more beautiful in person this dress is beautiful in real life! I was hesitant to buy it because i thought beads seemed too flashy, but it's super subtle and the color is beauitful, and it's so comfortable! the model is very skinny and and it looks nice on her, but i'm curvier and i think the dress is great for curves. I was truly surprised how flattering it is. t I normally wear a 6 and I bought a 4 and it fits perfectly. I think this is the best kept secret on the j.crew site ;) September 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beatuiful gown! This gown in the picture looks pretty but is sooo beautiful in person. The style of the gown is elegant and is so flattering, at least waist down. The top of the dress was not flattering at all. I wish it had a little padding and then it would have been perfect! If you don't need any padding and you are looking for a stunning gown, this is it! I'm a size 4 and I ordered a 4 and it is true to size. February 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Must-see The beading is absolutely gorgeous and the style feels vintage and modern at the same time. The color is a true ivory and it catches the light beautifully. The waist panel hit me perfectly. On the very helpful, encouraging advice of the J. Crew wedding team, I ordered this gown and one other to try on at home. I'm waiting for a smaller size to come in - the top was a bit loose on me. This gown could easily be double the price in a bridal store! February 3, 2015
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