(Closed) Jenny Yoo reviews?

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Our bridesmaids dresses were from them so I can only comment on that if you are at all interested. 🙂

 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

While I bought my Jenny Yoo (Kayla) wedding dress off of Ebay, I did go to the Jenny Yoo store in NYC first to try on the gown. The quality of the material is wonderful. And the service from the store was just as wonderful. I have no complaints! Although I did talk to 2 brides who had the same dress as me and both did have issues with the zipper. Since I bought my dress for a steal on ebay I plan on getting the zipper replaced. But other than that I haven’t heard any complaints. I love my dress!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Our bridesmaids dresses were from Jenny Yoo too. And I have worn J Crew bridesmaids dresses before in other weddings.

 I felt Jenny Yoo’s dresses were more fashion forward and very wearable after the wedding. I took my girls to their NYC showroom and basically told them to pick out any dress style they wanted. Then we chose the color and fabric type. There are ALOT of choices for color and fabric type. And bc we’re at the showroom, we could see and feel everything, but I believe they also can mail you swatches. The dresses themselves were very well-made, with a generous seam allowance for alterations. They did a good job measuring my BMs though, so they really just needed the skirt hemmed a little when it came in.

 J Crew’s dresses themselves have great designs but have a selection of seasonal colors. We ran into trouble when the bride asked us all to order our dresses in the fall. They came in around December and then when some of them didn’t fit the girls, the colors were discontinued already to prep for the spring collection. So we had to rely on the Jcrew Sales to get the right size. I ended up buying a size 6 and asking a tailor to alter it down to a size 2, bc no size 2 was available. Another girl who bought different style from me got a size 8 to alter to a size 4.

Also measure carefully, bc I wear J Crew dresses all the time and I am usually a size 0, but it turns out in bridesmaid dresses, that I should have been a size 2. So measure, measure, measure!

The dress qualities were in the medium range. The chiffon overlay was beautiful but the underlay was thin and there was almost no seamless allowance to let the dress out. (Again, measure your girls carefully)

 The customer service was great though! They were very responsive and helpful. They tried everything to get us the right size and notified us very quickly of the options. So that did make the experience less stressful for the bride and us.

 GL! I am usually long-winded in my reviews, but if you have any other questions, ask away!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Ohh, I also wanted to add that Jenny Yoo sizes are pretty close/true to street sizes. I wear a size 5 (sometimes a 7) in jeans and ended up buying a size 6 in the Jenny Yoo dress.

Also to add to what lilneko69 said, they will mail you swatches for free. I requested about 5 swatches from their website and while I was at the store they generously gave me a few more.

Post # 7
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Newbee

The quality of Jenny Yoo dresses is far superior to J Crew (and I loooove J Crew). I did some major research and Jenny Yoo seemed to be among the best of the best!

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ve worn two Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dresses and they were both gorgeous and far superior to J Crew, Ann Taylor, etc.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

My girls are wearing Jenny Yoo.  They are pricey if you are getting long dresses but I think worth every penny.  The selection of colors and styles is incredible but what you are paying for is the quality!  I am not sure where you will be shopping but I went tot he store in the city which they have every dress.  This is very helpful.  I got mine in a store Nonchalance Bridal in NJ which gave me a discount since we ordered 8 dresses.  I have never worn the jcrew or ann taylor ones unfortunately to compare.  Some similar ones in qualty, colors and styles that maybe a bit less are Ali B Maids and Aria dresses.  Hope this helps!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had a HORRIBLE experience with Jenny Yoo’s chicago location.  Every single one of the dresses we ordered came in too small.  One of the dresses came in with one side of chest fabric inches bigger then the other side.  They offered no help, saying what we ordered is what they sent us.  We were measured by the saleswoman in the chicago boutique and she made her recommendations about our sizes we should order.  We took her advice! She’s the professional!  Only to have every single one of our dresses come in WAY too small.  Each one of us had over $100 worth of alterations on top of a $350 dress.

They offered no refund.

Since this experience I have heard other people say they have had issues with sizing as well.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

My BMs wore Jenny Yoo and the quality is fantastic.  I did have a couple of issues, though. 

 I purchased coordinating fabric to make a flower girl dress.  The fabric came very quickly and the dress was made.  About a month before the wedding, the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses arrived (3 weeks late).  I was told that they were late because Jenny Yoo was having trouble obtaining the fabric.  On the day of the wedding, when the entire party was dressed and together, it was apparent that the fabric that they sent me for the flower girl dress was not the same dye lot as the dresses.  I suppose I should have deduced that before, but I didn’t.

It wasn’t that big of a deal for me, though, because my Man of Honor wore a vest from Men’s Warehouse that was the color of the BM dresses, except it wasn’t exact because they weren’t from the same place.  And the flower girl sort of matched the Maid/Matron of Honor, so at least they looked "together."   

But the moral of the story is to make sure that if you order dresses or fabric at different times, make sure they’re from the same dye lot!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

The rep in the Chicago location who I was talking about is Tonya. 

 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I love Jenny Yoo! They recently added a bunch of new dresses for their 2009 collection on the website.

I’m also thinking of getting a white bridesmaid dress as my wedding dress. The only thing is, at Jenny Yoo, they double the price if you want the dresses in white or ivory.

Post # 15
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Newbee

 Jenny Yoo has great styles, and the dresses photograph really well, but to share a bit of information Melissa Sweet is also wonderful for bridesmaid dresses.  Lots of fresh colors, luxurious fabrics, and wonderful silhouettes.  Your girls will be happy, and will probably be able to wear them again. 

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow – if there is something I agonized over, it was my bmaid dresses.

I loved a Jenny Yoo bmaid dress in the "Lucy" taffeta style. I was almost 100%, but I could never find the exact color that I liked. Plus, they seemed to photograph strange on a blog that I saw. I was also disppointed that the girls would have to pay $300+ for them. It was D-Day about getting them, and the same day I looked on the JCrew sale site. There I found the Lorelai dress – almost the same (also with pockets) in soft fuschia (I’m a pink girl and it’s the perfect color I’d been searching for) and get this – my bmaids paid $97!!!

I’ve also worn the Lorelai dress in a wedding, and it was great. I felt so relieved to have found the style, color I wanted for a great price. JCrew ALWAYS has sales – and even if it shows they are out – you can usually call and they can find them for you. I couldn’t be happier than going with the JCrew dress- and I know I’ll be reusing the one I wore for another wedding. Good luck!!

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