I was very happy to see this in-store and be able to try it on. If you’re not following Ema/Crazy About J Crew on Instagram, you should. Her quick reviews are very helpful and the reason I looked for this dress in the store.
Tiered maxi dress in stripe – Size 6 (SU17, $148) – It runs in regular 000-16 (G5137), petite P00-P12 (G5923) and tall T2-T16 (G5924). The color is called lagoon white. 100% cotton. The dress is $168 in-store vs. $148 online. It’s one of a few price discrepancies I’ve seen in the most recent rollout.
J. Crew dresses with a similar bodice often don’t zip easily from the waist up. I expected to size up one to an 8, but went ahead and tried a 6. It fit perfectly. Of course I love the stripes. Love the bow as well. I don’t recall if the belt is attached in any way. If you can remove it, replacing it with a navy or brown belt would create another look.
The straps are adjustable, like bra straps (see 2nd pic). I definitely had to take advantage of that detail.
I absolutely loved how I felt in this dress. Remember, I’m 5’1,” so I was surprised that the regular fit so well. My legs are proportionate to slightly longer for my height. If you have shorter legs, the dress will be longer.
Now. Where to wear it. One of the store managers said to a winery. That’s an excellent idea, but I probably won’t be going to one any time soon. My birthday and another event are in July. It will probably be very casual, but it’s at the beach so this would be nice. And then…there’s a good chance it will just sit. It felt casual far more than dressy. However, it felt just a little dramatic to be a day dress.
Cotton, stripes, pockets, comfortable. Love it.
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