Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 18
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sarah Perfect Summer Wedding & Party Dress
I had been looking for a dress to wear to a wedding coming up in late summer in Los Angeles. I wanted something that was appropriate for a more formal wedding, but that wouldn't make me overheat in the hot LA weather. This was the third dress that I'd bought from J.crew for this occasion(nothing wrong with the other ones except they were too big and a smaller size was no longer available).
When I tried this on, I loved it from the beginning. I was concerned the top might move down but it really does stay in place! The only con was that when I first tried it on, the interior boning poked me on the left side a little bit. I tried it on again and was able to position it so that I no longer felt any discomfort.
The lace is beautiful and really adds to the dress. I purchased the Acropolis Blue. It's not too far off from navy, but it is a tiny bit brighter than the picture on the website. I'm 5'7 & 125 lbs and purchased both the 0 and 2. I'm sticking with the 0 due to less movement up top!
May 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ALTJ wore it for my rehearsal dinner, and it was lovely
i loved the lace, the cut and the poppy color. i am normally a size 0-2 but i had to order a 00 in this dress since i'm verrry small on top.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debbie An elegant classic that flatters everyone!
The Cathleen dress is truly a classic - elegant, flattering, comfortably revealing. I've never owned a strapless dress and was a bit worried about feeling self conscious and over exposed. Not only was the fit perfect, the cut of the neckline was a pleasant surprise. I wore the dress for a formal portrait with a long strand of pearls. Very pleased with the result, I can't wait to wear it for an occasion!
March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Linda Classic Dress
I purchased this dress for a wedding I am attending. It's so simple, but yet classically beautiful. The Poppy color is so eye-catching. I would definitely recommend this dress. I'm also purchasing it in black!
May 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Blondie Pretty but runs large
gorgeous dress. Absolutely love the royal blue color. I normally wear size 4 but I needed size 0 in the dresses. I am 5'5" 130lbs. The fabric and cut are of high quality but here are some tips regarding fit: the torso is rather short so the spot where it is supposed to sit in your waist to hold the dress in place may sit lower- you could let the dress sit on your waist but this would lead to lower neckline. Depends on your curves up top. Secondly, the dress does go all the way to your knees so is perfect for the summer wedding where you want to show a little skin but want to be ably to look grandma in the eye without feeling silly about wearing too little. This dress is stylish and classy yet a knockout!
May 11, 2016