Rated 5 out of 5 by Elyse Stunning in person and in photos
I tried this dress on at the suggestion of my J. Crew bridal specialist. I wasn't wowed by it on the hanger, but once on, I LOVED it. The lace design was very unique compared to traditional lace gowns, and the quality of materials and construction was outstanding. I feel very lucky that the gown I ordered (size 00) fit like a glove with no alterations, aside from a little length off the hem and the addition of a bustle. My tailor even said it looked like it was custom made for me. For reference, I am 5'9", 130 pounds, A-cup bust, average hips. I felt comfortable in the dress all day and received numerous compliments from my friends and family.
June 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Janiro Gorgeous Wedding Gown
My daughter did not want to go to a bridal shop and try on a whole bunch of gowns. This was about the 4th gown she ordered online and as soon as she opened the box could tell this was a quality wedding gown. As soon as she tried it on she knew it was the one. It made her feel beautiful. It fit her perfectly and was comfortable. She has an hourglass figure which does the dress justice. The gown came with an acid free box and lots of acid free tissue paper for storage and a beautiful acid free carry bag for transporting on the big day. Very impressed with JCrew's bridal shop. My other daughter, the maid of honor got her bridesmaids gown from JCrew as well.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by caitlinshmaitlin Beautiful unique dress, needs help to fit
The lace on this dress is stunning, but the overall shape of the dress is a bit lacking. The dress runs large, especially in the hips/waist. I am normally a size 8, but even the size 6 is huge on me in the hips and I have to have it altered to give the dress shape. It is definitely a thicker dress, well-made but not light and airy. Overall it's stunning, but you may have to alter it to make it fit correctly.
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andrea Unique yet classic and comfortable
I planned my wedding in 8 weeks. All the "traditional" wedding dress shops in my city essentially turned me away as they couldn't bring in a dress in less than 8 months, which I think is ridiculous. I ordered a few dresses from J Crew, all of which were so much more comfortable than anything in the regular shops (less boning, etc) not to mention available in so many different styles (other than strapless!). The Heloise is perfect for me because it has limited boning and isn't strapless. I did have to order a size smaller than pretty much everything else I own from J Crew and even that smaller size fit well on top but had to be taken in in the hips (as mentioned by other reviewers). I am very happy with the style, the cotton lace and trumpet bottom are classic with a modern, casual spin which is fun for my cottage wedding. Also the buttons on the back add a nice final touch!
August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bride Fits perfect, alter to show shape
This is a beautiful, high quality dress. It does appear that the dress has been altered or pinned to fit the model in the photo--the dress is actually not fitted to your hips, it is loose in that area. I am choosing to have mine taken in so that it hugs my body through the hips and upper thighs as it does on the model.
I will also say that the sizing process was difficult for me. I measure mostly for a size 2, but I am busty, so I measure as a 4 in my chest. Because I wear a size 2 most clothes/dresses, I went ahead and ordered the dress in two sizes (a 2 and a 4), as I was worried about hugely expensive alterations if I were to size up and have to get it taken in everywhere. The 2 fit perfectly--I will only have to alter the optional hip tuck and length. If you're between sizes, I would recommend ordering multiple, as JCrew makes the return process so simple!
May 14, 2014