Post # 1
I’m doing the J Crew Embossed Cotton Lorelei dress for my bridesmaids (with my future-husband’s sisters who dislike the strapless/short look wearing the embossed cotton Aubrey in the same color) and I was wondering if anyone had seen bridesmaids in J. Crew embossed cotton dresses??
I would LOVE to see photos! Love love love to.
Slightly worried that the embossed cotton will be too casual, but with heels and some sort of shoulder-covering-action I think it will be pretty and hopefully classy. 🙂 I wanted silk taffeta Lorelei originally, but those were just too budget-unfriendly!
Both in Dark Pacific:
Lorelei: http://www.jcrew.com/browse/single_product_detail.jsp?GENERIC%3C%3Eedit_product_flag=true&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302024075&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441792807&remove_cart_index=2&bmForm=persistent_shopping_cart&bmFormID=1256665961552&bmSubmit=edit_cart_item&bmUID=1256665961552′ defer=’defer
Aubrey: http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/WomenBrowse/Women_Special_Sizes/size16/dresses/PRDOVR~10681/99101635429/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~0~15~all~mode+matchallany~~~~~Aubrey/10681.jsp’ defer=’defer
Post # 3
I will be following this thread! i love the silk taffeta ones too, but i feel bad asking my BMs paying that much for the dress. Funny that the cotton ones don’t come up in the search at all.
I think for a spring/summer wedding that the cotton would be fine. I like the first style more than the 2nd!
Post # 4
I love that lorelei dress to pieces.
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I LOVE the lorelei dress! So gorgeous!
Post # 6
I really like that dress and I was thinking about having my ladies wear it, as well. But finally decided to go a different route and found something at White House Black Market. I don’t think that embossed cotton will be too casual. I think that would be beautiful, especially for late May.
Post # 8
One of my Bridesmaid or Best Man wore the Lorelai dress in the silk taffeta and it was so cute. If you prefer that material, you might be able to find them on Final Sale. I know that’s what my friend did.
I actually bought the Aubrey dress in the cotton earlier during the Final Sale at the end of the summer, just as something to have in the wardrobe. I think it’s flattering and pretty–you could definitely get away with it for a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress.
Post # 9
We’re doing the silk taffeta ones. In black. Don’t have any pictures but they look good on.
Post # 10
You all are so awesome! This was like my first post.
Story for you! So today is 7 months from my wedding, so I got the “7 months to go!” emails, and theknot.com goes “time to pick your bridesmaid dresses!” I thought I’d peek, because they’ve been really into short dresses lately, and there it was! A photo of bridesmaids wearing this dress in pink! Not to mention it was the 4th photo out of 1,011, so it made me smile.
Here’s the link:
Post # 11
You’re once again increasing my sadness over the fact that J. Crew doesn’t have the extended sizes one of my BMs needs. I think the Lorelai dress is gorgeous!
Post # 12
I have the dark pacific Loralei cotton dress and will try to dig up a picture of me in it! Super cute dress, super comfy, and can be dressed up with some gold jewelry and strappy sandals.
Post # 13
Erindesmar– I’d love to see it if you find it!
Also, lilyfaith– Their dress sizes run a little big I think if that helps you! I have a j. crew dress, and gave one as a present, and they both ran on the smaller # side of our typical “size range.” & My friend who’s usually a 10/12 was surprised when she was their size 8.
Post # 14
@max – that’s a good point, I usually fit into a size smaller, but I’m not exactly sure what size my one Bridesmaid or Best Man is right now (she was an 18 but gained some weight) so I don’t want to do anything to make her feel self-conscious.
I kind of love that dress though – hmm, rehearsal dinner dress? Lol.
Post # 15
Yes i am using these dresses in sea green for my 7 bridesmaids! they all love them and got them on clearance.. and they do run big.
Post # 16
- Wedding: May 2020 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay
I wore one for our rehersal dinner – see pics here!