J Crew’s A-line dress in silk-twill windowpane (FA16, F5452, $168) print runs 00-12. It might have come in 14 and possibly 16, but I only see 12 online at the moment. The dress is now $109.99. 100% silk, lining 100% polyester. The color is called black (BLA).
Size 6 – I took these pictures awhile ago. On this day, I was unable to zip the dress all the way up the back. I believe the waist sits higher in this cut than, say, the sheaths. I would need a petite cut anyway, given how long it is. I’m 5’1″. The dress zips up the back and it’s a regular zipper, not an exposed zipper.
There are bra keeps, the snaps + thread you can fasten your bra straps into. J. Crew includes this detail in many dresses and tops and I appreciate it. I like the print. The online description mentions that the windowpane is a menswear pattern popularized in the 1920s by the Duke of Windsor. I did not know the. The description also mentions there are 2 windowpane prints on top of one another. It does make it visually interesting. The four colors you see are black, creme, brown and blue. I bought this dress, I’d wear shoes to match the blue or brown.
The dress felt great on. It’s not my personal style as far as cut or print, but I felt pretty in it. Thumbsup.
Items released in-store this week:
- Edie top in Stewart plaid ($98) – I really want to see this one. Polyester. Unsure about that wide ruffle across my chest. It might create too much volume. I like the colors, though.
- Excursion vest in tartan plaid ($138) – I love this print. I was happy to see that I have the previous one in my closet. The one I have is red/blue squares only. The print on this one has the red/blue squares, plus a yellow grid pattern.
- Leather-backed sequin drop earrings ($65) – I saw these as I was leaving the store the other day. The scale looks too big for me, but one of my favorite SAs is smaller than me and got them. I’m going to look at this when I visit the store today.
- Medium pouch in Stewart plaid Italian leather ($39.50) – I think need this! I wish it were monogrammable, like the vibrant, solid colors. There’s no size listed on the plaid, but it has to be 5″ x 8′ like the solid colors.
Did you go to the in-store event at your local store this Sunday morning?