Sleeveless shift dress in midnight floral jacquard (SU15, $178) runs regular 000-16 (C4473), petite 00-12 (C7149), and tall 2-12 (C7150). The color is called raspberry (RAS). 58% viscose, 42% cotton, 100% cotton binding, 100% poly lining.
6/28 note – now $89.99
Size 6 – I liked the print online, but thought it was a bit fall or early winter oriented in the color palette. After seeing it in-person, I’m convinced that it works for spring and summer. I instantly see white working with it. At least with the midnight floral cocoon top ($98).
I’m 5’0″, but notice where it hits me. This is why I often prefer regular sizes over petites. It felt like a good length on me, but if you’re tall or have long legs then you might want to take advantage of the tall size option. Left pic = flat feet. Right pic = “with heels.” Fit felt TTS to me with some looseness thru the body. I wouldn’t want to size down, but if you’re very thin & also have a smaller chest, you might want to if your goal is to get it fitting closer to your body.
I happened to be wearing the pearl twisted hammock necklace ($98) and Swarovski crystal necklace ($165). I loved the combo with the dress. It doesn’t have pockets. I didn’t expect it to, but I checked.
A closer look at the necklaces with the print. The v is on the low side. Low enough to show your bra if you don’t pick the right one. Even so, I wouldn’t call it low cut because it didn’t feel like I was hanging out or showing myself.
Sideview. Good place to check for fit and thankfully the armholes seem sized correctly. Unlike some of the items we’ve seen all year. A regular back zip, no exposed zipness.
ETA: In the comments, Kathy asked what shoes would be good with this dress for a 5p beach wedding in Florida. Here are my J. Crew suggestions. At first I was thinking a wedge so she doesn’t have to deal with getting a heel stuck in the sand or grass. I would stick to flat, dressy sandal, particularly given that the mother-of-the-bride is going to be semi-formal or even more casual than that.
Visit this post to see text reviews of a number of new rollout items I tried on yesterday.