Rated 4 out of 5 by 22
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kristin Bridesmaid Dress
This was a bridesmaid dress purchase for me. We were given the color and material, and allowed to choose a style. As with most items at J Crew, I expected this would run large, and it did. I can't speak for the other styles, but this one is very well made (inner corset, double zipper, boning) - and that makes it more difficult to tailor.
The chiffon (as with most chiffon) wrinkles VERY easily. If you don't have a steamer, I would suggest popping in to a J Crew and asking them to handle it for you. Mine had an obvious horizontal crease all the way around the hip area. They were able to fix it.
If you're long waisted, this is a tough one. The corset fastens very high up (on me, it's basically in the middle of my ribs) - making this dress prone to slip down to your waist if your chest doesn't hold it up securely.
All in all a very well made dress - but if your bridal party is traveling to your wedding, have a steamer on hand!
August 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ally17 Love the style, a bit uncomfortable
The dress is great and I love the color! We ordered the Newport Navy and it is a beautiful navy/charcoal gray combo. The only issue I have with the dress is the fit. The band that goes around hits your rib cage and has no give. I wish it was more of a fitted elastic. Because of this I will be exchanging for the next size up. I typically wear a 4 but will be getting a 6 in hopes of a more comfortable fit.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chelle Simple Yet Elegant - Perfect for a spring wedding
I bought this dress on final sale in rich peacock. The color is beautiful. I tend to be a size 4 or 6. Other reviews said the dress runs a little large, so I bought a 4. The only part where the fit really matters is your chest and ribcage. I'm a 34D (ish - I think I'm technically between a 36C and 34D) and approximately 145 pounds. As far as fit is concerned, I'm right on the edge. When I first tried it on, it was "that time of the month" or whatever you happily call it, so it was a bit tight with the inner corset done but OK with just the main zipper. However, I re-tried it on two weeks later and it fits like a dream (with the inner corset). So it might be good to anticipate the timing if you tend to be between sizes and have a specific event for which you want to wear it.
Overall, I love this dress. The only issue I have with it is there is that it came with a spot on it of some sort so I already have to pay to get it dry-cleaned.
March 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jrose Beautiful cocktail dress
Lovely dress that is very flattering yet appropriate for office Christmas party function. I would say it runs a tad large so if your inbetween sizes order down, but I wouldn't suggest ordering a whole size down. Originally bought this dress in a size 6 but exchanged for a size 4 - FYI I'm 34DD and 130 lb. The dark cove is pretty color but lighter than shown online.
December 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsJim Gorgeous dress
Warning - the 'bright coral' is deeper and a bit more 'orange' than it appears in the photos - the colour is closer to salmon, will be swapping for the misty rose as it suits my skin tone more.
The cut is gorgeous though, true to size.
May 13, 2014