J Crew’s ruffle dress in tropical floral (SU16, $128) runs regular 00 – 16 (F3884), petite P00 – P12 (F4010) and tall T2 – T? (F4026) . The color is called navy multi (NMU). 100% silk, 100% poly lining.
8/3 marked down to $99.99
Size 6 – I thought this would be true to size (tts), but it was too fitted from the waist on down. There’s no stretch in the fabric and you want it to skim your body and not fit it exactly. I bought the size 8 (not pictured). My mom said it looked like a Hawaiian beach…(then trailed off). I think she wanted to say muu muu, but was distracted by the Olympics.
The print is beautiful. I love the rich, cobalt blue and the different colors of the tropical scene.
I tried the dress on with a thin, patent belt and the concept (belted) will work for some. I also tried it on with a black blazer and that looked nice. I have no waist definition, so the dress looked wide under the jacket, but the look worked. I also tried it with leggings and that worked as well. I wasn’t a fan of any of the looks on me. I have an umbilical hernia that pokes out at times. Some clothes hide it, some don’t.
The ruffles aren’t overdone. They feel like light flutters. I forgot they were there until I looked in the mirror.
I wish the fit were a match for me. The colors and print are beautiful. Consider sizing up one, unless you are thin and straight.