Rated 3 out of 5 by Sarah Unusual structure, size accordingly
I am about 5"9 and fairly flat chested. In other J.Crew bridesmaid dresses, a 6 fits perfectly. Other reviews led me to believe that the bust on this dress was so large that I may have needed to size down. Even though I am flat chested, this dress still fit very true to size, if not on the snug side. Because of the structure of this dress and where the band/midline hits, size according to your largest area. Although my chest is small, the band hit way too high and made everything too tight in my mid-section. I ended up having to exchange it, and am hoping the larger size fits better. Essentially, this dress runs very true to size, and when in doubt- size up.
December 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CFRUNNER Beautiful, elegant gown
I purchased this dress for a wedding at the Biltmore. It is beautiful and classic and I am so excited to wear it. After receiving it in the mail, I am a little concerned that it is too formal to wear as a guest - it may be more appropriate for a formal occasion and/or as a bridesmaid, but I might wear it anyway because it just feels so good on. Either way, I'm keeping it.
I ordered the "dark cove" color, and I am so happy that I did. At first I was going to order the "misty rose" or the "dusty shale," but I decided that a darker color would be more versatile. The color is this stunning, rich shade of Mediterranean blue; dark enough to wear to evening functions, but still bright enough to wear to a summer event.
I have now been ordering J. Crew's size 6, and this fits like a glove. I am 5'4, 140 lbs, with a 34D chest. The dress is long enough for me to wear with heels and fits perfectly in the bust/chest area.
This dress is perfect. Order it!
March 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KAJM Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses
I ordered 6 of these dresses for my maids, and each one has a different body type - ranging from size 2-12. I had the girls measure their waists and bust and went according to those measurements as the dress has a flowing skirt. They fit true to size, if not a bit on the larger size. Some of the girls are pretty flat chested and will either need to wear lots of padding or have it taken in in the bust just a little bit. The shoulder detail made me nervous as I wasn't sure how it would fit each girl, but it loosely sits off the shoulder - a unique little detail that is the reason I wanted this dress!
With regards to the colour I went with Dark Cove as Newport navy looked almost black to me. The Dark Cove is a beautiful colour - online it appears more royal blue, however, in person it is more on the dark blue-navy side.
Customer service was incredible! I had two maids order large as they are pregnant, however they were too big and J Crew allowed us to exchange them with no hassle!
April 6, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by TooDusty Beautiful Shape, Disappointing Color
I was so excited to find this elegant, sophisticated dress to wear to my prom. However, when it arrived the "dusty shale" color was not what I had imagined. Contrary to what the picture displays, the dress is more of a dull green color. While the shape of the dress was beautiful, the color was disappointing, and I cannot wear the dress.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Babydoll Stunning Dress!
Beautiful and well made! The quality of the dress is on point! My matron of honor for my wedding loved it! I was worried about the fit but she just has to get the length altered. would definitely recommend this dress you won't regret it!
May 18, 2016