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Petite Heidi dress in silk chiffon
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Petite Heidi dress in silk chiffon
Petite Heidi dress in silk chiffon
Product Details

You don't have to be a bridesmaid—or even be invited to a wedding—to wear this cute cocktail dress. It's made from a lightweight silk chiffon that drapes beautifully and takes colors particularly well. The deep (but totally wearable) V-neckline was hand draped for a flattering effect and the shorter skirt lets you show off your legs. If you are a bridesmaid, this is the dress you'll definitely wear again.

  • Silk chiffon.
  • Bra keeps.
  • Back zip.
  • Lined.
  • Dry clean.
  • Import.
  • Online only.
Size & Fit Details
  • A-line silhouette.
  • Fitted bodice.
  • Falls above knee, 37" from high point of shoulder (based on size 8).

Petite Heidi dress in silk chiffon

Petite Heidi dress in silk chiffon is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely elegant dress - if you get the right fit I typically wear a 2P, 4P or 2 in J Crew dresses. I am an upside down triangle (broad shoulders and back) and slim hips. 5 ft tall, 34A. Based on the reviews, I sized up to the 6P (which I have never done before) and it seems to fit well, with some ease through the torso (but I don't think it looks sloppy). I would have liked to try on the 4P for comparison, but it was not available, but I think it would have been too tight for comfort - I don't like to feel squeezed or compressed in my clothes. I usually have a problem with the J Crew sheaths in that there is too much fabric in the hips. Because this dress has a fuller skirt, I don't have to worry about that issue. The dress is lovely - makes me think of Ava Gardner or Grace Kelly in a 1950's movie. My only qualm is whether in the context of 2016 it looks like a bridesmaid dress (albeit a lovely bridesmaid dress) and whether I can actually wear it in a non-bridesmaid setting.
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maid of Honor Dress I bought this dress for my Maid of Honor in my wedding. It fit her perfectly!
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Dress - Great for Petites I ordered this dress in 00 petite, soft peach for my brother's wedding. I was very pleasantly surprised by this dress. The quality and fit are impeccable.I'm not always a huge chiffon fan, but this dress is beautiful. Normally I have to get items from j.crew altered, as they can be too long or too boxy on me, but not this dress. The petite proportions are just right. I like that I can wear a normal bra with this dress and feel comfortable (I won't be pulling up a strapless dress all night). However, if you are bustier, the top part of the dress might be too tight. The soft peach is really pretty. It looks more like a light ballerina pink in person. I'm still pretty tan from the summer, and I really like the color with my tan skin
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from as wonderful as a cupcake Perfect flattering fit, once tanned this dress will bring out the innocent sun goddess in you! I'm pairing with pale blue but this is such an easy colour to pair I will be re using and re styling it wedding after wedding year after year!
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Odd Sizing I'm 5'2" and weigh around 100 lbs. I normally disregard reviews that say an item runs small because I have found that it actually works better for my skinny petite frame. I haven't tried dresses with thin straps of this kind so it may be due to my unique Asian body type, but the straps were simply too long. I usually get 00P but went with 00 and the rib cage fits like a very tight glove, which wasn't an issue for me -- I could still breathe. But the straps... If I were to wear this, I absolutely had to get them taken in for about 1.5-2 inches. For those ladies who run across this same issue, I was told by a tailor that such alterations are actually very difficult to do and hence I would be charged about $100. The bright side: my mother is a tailor, so she's working on the dress at the moment, but for others I am doubtful this dress is that pretty enough to invest so much (I bought this to wear as a cocktail dress, fyi) + all the time-consuming hassles. I hope this review was helpful.
Date published: 2016-05-13
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