(Closed) jcrew bridal gown?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I bought a clearance jcrew gown for a hometown reception.  It fit well and was a quality fabric (silk).  Then again I paid less than $100 for the dress so my expectations were lower. 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I bought my wedding dress from J.Crew, and I was really happy with it.  I got the Cecelia in champagne — it was on sale when I got it, and then it was marked down even further the day after I ordered it, so I emailed J.Crew and they agreed to give me the lower price without any problem.  I think I only ended up spending like $80 on the dress and it didn’t need any alterations.  I think they’re great if you’re looking for something really simple and inexpensive but high quality.  I also really liked being able to order something in a petite size — the length was perfect.

Here’s a picture (photo by Steve Koo):

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Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I want to add a question to sillygooses: Any brides bigger than a size 4 get away with a j crew dress? I’ve never seen a photo of anyone larger than model size wear one of their dresses 🙂 I imagine they aren’t too, too forgiving!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

@RecessionistaBride- JCrew doesn’t tend to be very forgiving. (Though some knit stuff will run randomly huge. Unfortunately not randomly long).

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

We don’t have J Crew in Canada. The dresses run short?! Good to know because, like you fifty, I’m pretty lengthy 😛

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Their pants in long hit me above my anklebone. No joke.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ll be wearing the Sophia long. I’m usually a 12, but I ordered it in 14 because j crew tends to be a bit tight in the bodice for their dresses.  I actually think that particular dress looks better other women I’ve seen wear it than on the model in the catalogue. The regular size is long enough for me (I’m 5′ 9 1/2″).

I actually ordered two to try them both on, then returned the other one. I took it to the store to return it, and there was no charge.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I wore the Sophia long at my wedding last summer.  I wore a size 10, and I agree that it does seem to look better on someone with more curves than the super tall stick models they have.  I have only good things to say about JCrew’s service – they sent fabric swatches, were easy about exchanges/returns, got it on sale, quick shipping (and remember you get free shipping if you order from their red phone in store!). And the dress itself is a dream – all silk, very comfortable, no alterations, could wear a normal bra, and I got SO many compliments on the simple, vintage style.  If anyone wants to see pictures, PM me!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Swedishfish – you look lovely! 

I actually just purchased that same dress on ebay NWT.  I just took a chance because I liked the style and figured if it didn’t work, I’d just have a seamstress hem to a shorter length and wear it to something else.   I got lucky because it fit pretty well — I found their sizing chart online totally accurate.   I’m 5’4 and the petite length works with a tiny kitten heel. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

My cousing got her dress from J. Crew.  I had no idea, but it was really lovely.  It was plain, but so perfect for her ceremony!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t know if you mean their higher end dresses. I had my heart set on the Geneieve, but it turns out the top fits anyone bigger than a B cup like a string bikini and the Sabine had pretty minimal chest coverage as well. But those were both from last year. I think they have a good return policy so you can always order one and then return it to the store to avoid return shipping.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@sjbee~ I’m so sad to hear that about Genevieve. I really like that dress , but my girls would NOT work in it.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I got the Sophia on sale for my 2010 wedding of $69.99 (they were clearancing out the tall sizes at the time and I figured a quick hem was worth the savings).  Anyhoo.  I ordered a size 10 and it is a bit snug but I usually wear a 12/14 so it really depends on your body type and the style I suppose but I love the way it feels.  The silk tricotine is a light enough for a spring/summer wedding but heavy enough to skim over curves (not clingy!).  Anyhoo here is a picture of me in mine (def not professional haha)

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