I'm slightly underwhelmed with these J.Crew dresses- help!!!

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@FutureMrsHarris2014:   Were they J. Crew or J. Crew factory?  I’m underwhelmed as well, which is usually only the case when it’s a factory product instead, but maybe they just need to be pressed and better fitted.

Post # 4
3097 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

If you can, I’d get them altered & add a cute beaded sash and necklace. Usually I’d just suggest one or the other but these dresses, although lovely, are pretty much a plan canvas!

Post # 5
4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Are they too big for her? They look too big 🙁 

Post # 9
10899 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@FutureMrsHarris2014:  I actually think the strapless dress is quite pretty, and I am someone who really does not like strapless, short dresses. I think this one is so pretty because of the fuller, soft flow of the skirt.

If the dress with straps fits your bridesmaids similar to the manner in which it fits you, the girls should definitely have some alterations to address the excess fabric under the arms and the extra fullness at the waist.

As for the sprucing up, you could accomplish that with chunky (but still somewhat subtle in terms of color) statement necklaces or contrasting sashes.

ETA:  I thought about beaded sashes as well, but I did not suggest them, because I am concerned that they could compete with your look.  That’s why I also am recommending that any chunky statement jewelry be subtle in color, so as not to pop too much and take anything away from your presentation.


Post # 10
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think they look fine; they just need to be pressed or steamed to get rid of the wrinkles and fit each BM properly. As others have suggested, I think with appropriate accesories, like a statement necklace or earrings, they will look great. Don’t stress about it.

Post # 11
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think if you altered it it would look a lot better. Maybe instead of a beaded sash a plain white/off white belt? 

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