Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 27
Rated 4 out of 5 by Erika Gorgeous & flattering: accommodates "the girls"
I was pleasantly surprised when I tried on this dress. I am full busted and moderately curvy (5'7", 165lbs, 36D typically a size 8/10) and the size 8 dress fit just lovely. It is elegant and sophisticated and this picture doesn't do it justice! The dress is sexy in the most understated way, as it shows off your curves without being too revealing. The garment is made well (the chevron seams in the back are gorgeous) and the price point is unbelievable.
Keep in mind you'll probably need some good undergarments even though the dress is lined.
June 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyEverAfter A beautiful and flattering gown
This dress is sophisticated and beautifully crafted. I wore this dress in my wedding and the photos came out wonderful because of it. The fabric is wonderful and drapes perfectly in almost every situation from dancing, walking, sitting, standing, jumping and whatever else your photographer throws at you. I wanted a dress that is stylish, sophisticated and fit my outdoor mountain wedding and this was perfect!
I usually wear a size 2 or 4 depending on the item and the size 2 fit perfectly with no alterations at all. I am 5' 7" and wore 3" heels and it was a great length. The train was longer than I expected but looks great in photos, it is light enough that I just bustled it up with a vintage brooch for dancing.
The only downside to the dress is finding a bra that will fit with the low scoop back. Strapless was out for me because it leaves a visible seam across the fitted bodice. I ended up modifying the straps on a regular bra with safety pins and a bra extender and it worked great.
August 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by missjulietoyou Perfectly elegant gown!
I love that this gown is so elegant without any beading. It's exactly what I wanted and I can't wait to wear it for my wedding. If I had any complaint, it would be that it has a fairly long train -- certainly much more than what is pictured. I gave it 4 stars for style because of that. I really wish J. Crew would include a picture with the train fully extended behind the model in addition to what they have showing it sort of bunched together and pushed off to the side.
One tip, my tailor added a tiny hook and eye to the back of the dress to allow me to bustle the train so I don't have to drag it around all evening. It was a great solution. I also which J. Crew had thought of that. I gave it 4 stars for quality because of that.
September 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LP3000 Simple and stunning!
This dress is absolutely stunning. I ended up returning it because I didn't think the neckline suited my frame, but I loved the dress and wish it had worked out! The seaming at the waist going to a v shape in the back is understated yet interesting and sophisticated. The dress is also extremely comfortable and fit perfectly in my regular J.Crew dress size. My one complaint (and why I am only giving it 4 stars) would be that the bottom of the zipper stuck out a little in the back - maybe it just needed to be sat on one or twice.
May 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mary Just what I wanted!
I love this gown for many reasons: the simple elegance, the excellent fit and feel, and the comfort. I was looking for something far from the "princess" look and more mature and understated. This dress fits the bill and I know that I will be perfectly comfortable in it for many hours. I cannot wait to wear it this summer for my wedding!
April 25, 2014