Post # 1
Hi Bees, I keep looking for bridesmaid dresses but I keep coming back to Jcrew. My chellenge is fitting my very differently sized bridesmaids. I’ve heard that Jcrew really only fits the tall slim women but not so great on full figured and petite. Any full figured, apple shaped, or very petite women out there who have tried on Jcrew? I’d hate to have everyone order from jcrew just to find out it won’t work.
Post # 3
Most of the dresses are available in petite sizes. I will say two of my BMs had to order up a size to fit their bust. I think the largest size they offer is a 16.
Post # 4
I’ve worn JCrew as a Bridesmaid or Best Man twice and didn’t care for the fit of their dresses for my body. I’m a 5’6″ size 10-12 with a big butt and 36F boobs (so definitely curvy but not really overweight – I could stand to lose a little but am very in shape and healthy).
One of the dresses was more formal and flowy and its wasn’t terrible but not super flattering either. I would never have purchased it myself and I did think it made my look heavy, but not too awful.
The second Bridesmaid or Best Man dress was a JCrew sundress and it made me look WAY bigger. The dress just had very little shape so it hung kind of like a bag on me. It looked really cute on most of the other BMs (size 00-4, really skinny) but was very unflattering on me.
I’d definitely make sure your girls all try on the dress before you decide to go JCrew (particularly if you have a variety of different body types).
Post # 5
J Crew bodices tend to be tight in the chest. I had to have my J Crew wedding gown let out about an inch – i’m a 36 D.
The great thing about J Crew is that ther dresses have generous seam allowance, and they can also locate extra matching fabric for you free of charge if needed (except sometimes if the dress is on sale/clearance)
I can’t see their bodices fitting someone with Size F boobs as the poster above has – but i’d say most garments off the rack wouldn’t fit that, if most things don’t fit my 36D’s correctly!
Post # 6
Thanks, this is helpful. It seems like we would have to order the dresses and then return if they didnt work as none of the Jcrews around here really care the dresses in store. One of my bridesmaids is very busty and very tall so I have a feeling she would not love them as much as some other options.
Post # 7
I wore a JCrew dress for my friend’s wedding. I ordered the size I needed, but the chest was pretty tight. I’m not sure if that happened when I got it… or if I gained weight before I wore it. I still wear it all the time, so it’s not so tight that I can’t put it on. But I feel the tightness!
The good thing about JCrew is that you can exchange in a little amount of time and I don’t believe you have to pay for shipping again.
Btw, I’m petite! I bought the petite sizes. I have no clue about the full figured girls though.
Post # 8
I bought a silk taffeta bm dress and found it to be pretty true to size.
Post # 9
I would stay away from JC. They NEVER fit right!
Post # 10
I ordered one of the J.Crew wedding gowns (the Arabelle) which also comes in a shorter Bridesmaid or Best Man dress version. I’m pretty petite and I ordered a size 0P. It fit me badly, way too small and tight in the chest and too loose in the waist. Even with the built-in corset done up, I couldn’t wear the dress for a minute without the whole thing falling down. Needless to say, I returned the dress.