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J Crew’s metallic linen shift dress with grommets ($138) runs regular 00 – 16 (F2537), petite P00 – P12 (F3022) and tall T2 – T16 (F5901). The color is called golden flax (GFL). Hand wash.
Size 4 – golden flax – There was no 6 to try, which was fine because the 4 fit. So, consider taking the smaller of your two dress sizes if you’re in-between. For size reference, I’m 5’0″, 34DD and 39″ hip. The 4 fit fine, but I could also wear the 6P equivalent and be just fine. I do prefer a slightly longer length because I usually wear heels with dresses.
In this case, I’d more likely wear flat sandals with this dress, so the petite would be my first choice.
I’m a fan of J. Crew’s gold metallic fabrics. Nice shift cut and the armholes aren’t too big/oversized like they are on some of the other shifts.
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Linen shift dress with grommets ($138) runs regular 000 – 16 (F1836), petite P00 – P12 (F5899) and tall T2 – T16 (Ff5900). 100% linen, 100% poly lining. Made in the Philippines. Color choices are marine salt and tuscan olive. It appears that both colors are available in regular and small. Hand wash. The tall is only available in marine salt. Tall people don’t wear green?
Size 4 – marine salt – I need to hurdle my fear of yet another program and figure out how to lighten pics. At any rate, here’s marine salt. It’s an off-white color. Like a creamy white.
I realized that hardware on garments aren’t really in my style suite, but the grommets are nice. The scale is right for the dress. I would expect to be able to wear this next year and it not look out of fashion. The pockets are functional, but placed a little long on the dress. You wouldn’t necessarily put your hands in them while standing idle, but you might.
There’s also the suede slingbacks with grommets. These seem to be languishing in the sale section and are certain to get a 2nd cut. I can’t say I’m a fan.
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