(Closed) Buying online

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do?
    Buy the size up : (13 votes)
    65 %
    Buy the correct size : (6 votes)
    30 %
    Buy correct size and lose weight then alter the dress : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I’m ordering my dress on line and everyone I have spoken with says to order a size up then what you think – just because they run small to begin with. 

    Have you talked with anyone about taking your measurements and then going off of those when you order it?  That way you can see what their sizes really are.

    Post # 4
    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    What is their return policy? Sizes aside, you may not like the dress on you near as much as you liked it in the picture, and you don’t want to be stuck with a dress you dislike. I would order both sizes if you can and then return the one that doesn’t fit right. Ultimately I would try to get the size closest to what size you are now, and if you lose weight you can have it taken in.

    Post # 5
    2470 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would definitely buy a size up. J.Crew tends to run small. Their sizes aren’t standard. For example, sometimes I wear an 8 others a 10 in J.Crew clothes.

    My sister is in a wedding in a month and the bridal party are all wearing J.Crew dresses. She bought the dress two sizes bigger and took it to a good taylor to make sure it fit her right.

    Post # 8
    700 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Also, check out the jcrew website.  They have their size measurements in a table posted for you to see.  I’ve also heard from a little bird that they will send you an extra yard of fabric if you request it.  Not sure if that’s true or not, but might be helpful in some situations.  I buy jcrew dresses frequently (regular dresses, not bridal) and find they run pretty true to size…

    Post # 9
    5 posts
    • Wedding: August 2009

    My daughter just bought this dress on-line. She wears a size 0 or 2 street size, and a 0 in J. Crew street clothes. The size 0 wedding dress fits her almost perfectly- she will have to have the upper section taken in about 1".  She did have a very hard time getting it in the off-white. She was put on a waiting list in case someone returned it to a  store- she got lucky when someone did!  They did have some in the champagne, and it is very pretty, but she is going with the off-white.

    Post # 10
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    For me, JCrew runs true to size.  I’d second JennyBryde’s suggestion of checking the sizing chart and choosing the size that’s closest to your measurements.  

    Post # 11
    26 posts
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I just ordered 3 dresses from JCrew (not sure which one I am going to want to keep). They have an excellent return policy, 60 days with full refund. You can even return the dress to any JCrew store, assuming there is one near you. I am a busty woman – 40.5 – but the rest of me is not as large. What I have been told is order the dress to fit your largest measurement, and then have the rest taken in. Hope this helps.

    Post # 12
    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I would call J. Crew with measurements in hand and ask for help.  The people on the phone have specific measurements for each garment, which you can’t always find on the website.  When I was debating between 2 sizes for a coat, the guy on the phone could give me everything – sleeve length, shoulder width, etc. to help me decide.  

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