Post # 1
I’m in the midst of stalking J. Crew’s sale section and waiting for them to have an extra 20/extra 30 percent off sale. I’m attracted to two rehearsal dinner dresses, and would love everyone’s opinion!
Just an FYI, I’m pretty tall (5’8″), size 8, and large busted 34Dirty Delete. In fact my worry with the “Robin” is that I won’t find a bra to work with it.
Choice 1 – Robin short dress (in light amethyst)
Choice 2 – Cotton cady Sydney (in peppermint)
Post # 3
Oh, I can’t decide. How formal is your rehearsal? If it’s formal -I’d say Robin. Less formal, more casual – I’d vote Sydney.
Post # 4
I really like the Sydney dress! I see what you mean about finding a bra for the Robin dress – that might be a pain to deal with. I’m sure there are many other things you have to worry about before the wedding to have to add finding a bra for your rehearsal dinner dress to your list. Go with the Sydney 🙂
Post # 5
Robin! I am in loooove with it.
Post # 6
I really like the Sydney dress!
Post # 7
You’ve got to try them on. Otherwise, I love the Robin.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Sydney! If you’re a 34Dirty Delete, you’re going to need more support than you can get with Robin. I’m 32D and I couldn’t wear Robin!
Post # 9
I vote for Sidney. I think it would work a lot better with a large chest!
Post # 10
But does the Sydney have a low back? The Lyndsey dress I bought had a lower back so it can’t be worn with a bra. They don’t seem to have pictures posted of the back of it. I am in the 34 Dirty Delete club too, so not wearing a bra is not an option
Post # 11
Without seeing you in either of them, I vote the Sydney.
Post # 12
Thanks for the input, ladies! Unfortunately, I can’t order both/try on because of J. Crew’s stupid final sale policy!
My rehearsal dinner is nice, but not super-formal. It’s at a cafe-type restaurant and the actual rehearsal will be outside, not in a church.
Post # 13
I voted for Robin. I think a normal strapless bra would work with that. They make some that do have a low back for a strapless and sell for a reasonable prece. Believe me, I have a hard time finding dresses that would be fit my twins (38DDD). I have a LBD that is similar to the Robin & I have a normal strapless to go with it.
I just think the Robin is a bit more sexy.
Post # 14
No question you should go with the Sydney
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
You can TOTALLY order them both, try them on and return one, even though it’s a final sale, I’ve done it tons of times! If you’re really worried, just call their customer service, tell them it’s wedding related and have them make a note of it on the order. I literally ordered three pairs of final sale shoes and returned two of them for a full refund!
Also, my friend wore the Robin to a wedding in the fall in navy and while it was very pretty, I wasn’t head over heels for it. Personally, I like the Sydney better!
Post # 16
I vote for Sidney. I’m actually thinking of ordering it myself! 🙂