Rated 5 out of 5 by PhillyGirl Beautiful!
I love this dress! I bought the navy in xxsmalll and it fits lovely! There are a couple of things to keep in mind: the dress is not as relaxed at the bottom as other maxi dresses. It also doesn't have a side slit, so keep that in mind when choosing a size. I'm 5'3.5, 105lbs. The dress hits just below my ankles. Another GREAT thing about this dress is that it's lined! Thank you JCREW! So many maxi's are see-through and that's just not the look I'm going for. It's been hard for me to find the perfect "go-to" maxi and now I have!
June 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by moorehe2 too short
I really wanted to love this dress. It is lined and has such cute silk detail but it was somewhere between a midi and a maxi dress - not long enough to be a maxi but not short enough to be a midi dress. For reference, I'm 5'5", 120 lbs and usually wear a 0/XS or S in J. Crew and ordered the XS in this dress. It was also a bit baggy in the midsection, reminding me of how a shift dress might fit, so it was comfortable but not completely tailored to my body type.
June 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by km76 Perfect summer dress
This dress is a perfect combo of comfort and sophistication. It is like wearing two perfect long t-shirts, but in the shape of an elegant long dress. I am usually a size 12/L in bottoms and 10/M in tops, and am an hourglass shape (with wide hips) so I don't usually even bother with maxi dresses. Somehow even with the straighter silhouette, this is still flattering on me. I think it is the fact that the fabric is a bit thicker but stretchy, and the double layer keeps it from clinging. I ordered a L and the top was gaping on me a bit, but I had the straps taken up and now it fits like a dream.
August 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PetiteZeros Love it, but careful with shrinkage!
I loved this dress so much, I ordered another almost immediately. I get lots of compliments - it fits perfectly (see exception below) and is so comfortable. Love that it is lined, so the fabric hangs and moves nicely. The silk accents are great and help dress it p a bit, too.
DOWNSIDE: Although it fit perfectly everywhere else, it was a bit short - even for my extremely petite 4'-11" frame (I ordered a P00), hitting around the top of my ankle bone (not quite as pictured). Then, after its first washing, the dress came out another inch and a half shorter - even though it was set to cold, as instructed. So now it falls above my ankle. I decided isn't the worst thing in the world, as long as I wear flats. May reconsider keeping the second one - or just rely on dry cleaning to avoid any potential for shrinkage.
J Crew, I'd really appreciate it if you would PRE SHRINK your fabrics!
July 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SmileBadge Short!!!
I love the style and the fit, it hugs my body without too much constructed. I’m normally size 00 and XXS in Jcrew, and size XXS fits me perfectly. One big problem, it is really short! I’m only 5’5 and it is at least 6 inches above the floor showing my ankles entirely. I like my maxi dress almost touching the floor without shoes, so that it will be long enough if I want to pair up with platform sandals but no dragging when I wear flat sandals.
Anyway, it’s hard to believe that the model in picture is wearing the same dress. You have to be 5’ tall or something. Haven’t decided if I’m going to keep it or not....
August 24, 2014