Puckered gingham dress with eyelet trim (SU17, $158) – It runs in regular 000-16 (G6737) and tall T8-T16 (G6739). If it came in petite, it’s sold out. My guess is that it did not come in petite. The color is black (BLA). 100% cotton.
I think I tried on a size 6. My apologies for not being 100% sure. The empire style feels very comfortable because the fabric flows out from the seam, on down. There’s no cling. However, it’s not the most flattering style for me. I think it adds a lot of fabric. The print is a factor in adding visual weight, as well. The eyelet trim is at the bottom of the dress. Overall, I like the dress even if it’s not for me. The eyelet trim wasn’t necessary, imo.
Overall, I like the style. Yay for pockets and being 100% cotton.
One-shoulder ruffle dress in seersucker – Size 6 (SU17, $158) – It runs in regular 00-14 (G3473), petite P0-P12 (G4673) and tall T8-T16 (G5924). Petite sizes usually begin at 00, but I’m only seeing P0 online at the moment. Tall sizes usually begin at T2, but only T8 and up is online at the moment. The dress was recently cut to $129.99.
The color is called lagoon white. 100% cotton. Color choices are bistro blue (BBL) and papaya white (PWH) 100% cotton. The papaya white (pink stripe) might be online or limited stores, only.
The shape of the dress is a sheath, which always fits well for me at J. Crew. I like that aspect of it, even with it looking a bit poochy in at my middle. The narrow seam and where it hits on me reveals whether I’ve been hitting my fitness. Or not. I liked the seersucker fabric and stripes. The shoulder ruffle felt a bit flouncy. I find that the flouncier a ruffle feels, the more occasion oriented it feels, esp the one-shoulder ruffles. I would try adding a 2″ or so brown belt across the middle and flat, brown sandals to make it more casual. I might’ve just talked myself into reconsidering this dress. lol
As I shared on this Facebook video, I’m really into pins. I would try adding a pin for visual interest and using it to manipulate the look of the ruffle a bit. From what I recall, there are no pockets.
Have you shopped the additional 50% off sale items? The promo is also good in-store. I got the silk tie peplum in both colors. Review in this post. If you tie the bows more forward then on top of the shoulders, it makes it really cute.
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