(Closed) Opinions on the J.Crew Arabelle silk chiffon crinkle gown?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i’ve tried on the arabelle bridesmaids dresses which are very similar, just shorter. i really liked they way the dress looked and it was really flattering. the only complaint i have about the dress was that i felt like the bust was small. if i had kept the dress, i would have needed to go up a size so that i didnt spill out (im petite, but ive got a, um, big rack..).

that’s a beautiful dress! 🙂

ETA: btw i love the fabric. the silk chiffon is really high quality..we are using the silk chiffon arabelle and taryn dresses for our bridesmaids dresses!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I tried it on and loved it! It’s simple, but very pretty and comfortable.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Its beautiful! I was really happy I tried it on. It definitely surprised me in a good way, it just didn’t seem fancy enough for our wedding. It was flattering too, I am pretty big busted and it nipped in my waist as well. I ended up buying the bow monde from J Crew though 🙂

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

It’s a beautiful dress!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

Just chiming in to say that it is a gorgeous dress but definitely a style that might not work on all body types

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wish I had taken a pic of me in this dress now, for comparisons sake I am a size 8 and fairly topheavy with a ~36D bust. I agree with PP that not all the dresses at JCrew were accomodating up top but this was one of the ones that definitely was. The corset in this dress actually did what it was supposed to whereas in some it was a joke and made the bust area flop over. It was definitely one of my favorites there, but was just not right for our wedding.

And the fabric on the bow monde is ah-mazing, thanks! the model online made it look horrible so I wasn’t even going to try it on I’m glad I did! I thought I was goign to like cotton cady Erica and hated that one… I would definitely recommend finding a JCrew to try on dresses in person or ordering and returning the ones you don’t like. I also got my dress 20% off btw by signing up for their card, sometimes you can use the discount on bridal and sometimes you can’t so just make sure to read the fine print.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Like Beebot, I also am a proud owner of Breasts (TM), and it looked great on me!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yes, I do! I’ll try to upload, I’ve never done it before. Like I said, I got it 20% off so that helped. [attachment=1349946,171605] [attachment=1349946,171606]

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I tried that one on, I didn’t hate it… but I wasn’t in love either. I’m short (5’2″) and somewhat curvy (135lbs – hourglassish figure). It didn’t look bad, but the flowy fabric was definitely not the most flattering dress for my figure. It clung in all the wrong places for me! I needed more structure to my dress.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I found J. Crew wedding gowns to be quite restrictive in the bust (and when I called their wedding support number, they told me brides say that all the time). I wore the J. Crew Lucinda ballgown, which was gorgeous, but had to have it let out an inch in the bust for the girls. There was a TON of seam allowance, though – so alterations were easily done!

Post # 15
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Newbee

Whats everyone’s thoughts on getting arabelle and adding a layer of tulle underneath or wearing with fullness slip?

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