(Closed) The dress I ordered from J.Crew does not fit… HELP!!!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t know how to help you, but I have to tell you your bra cup visual made me laugh out loud. Good luck!!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@jayce:  OMG I just laughed out loud soooo much at the bra cup illustrative photo!!!  HAHAHAHA.

Ah hem.  I’m sorry you’re having this problem.  I truly am.  Unfortunately I can’t help you as I have no idea about tailoring dresses.  But I wish you good luck!!

Post # 5
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409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Everything at J crew is made for girls with a smaller bust :p  

I would return it and look some more.  My boyfriends sister got a gorgeous BCBG dress off the rack at the mall.

Also, a lot of department stores now have a “wedding” section on their website that has all the long white gowns in one spot.  

Good luck!!

Post # 6
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1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yeah, I have heard rumors of this happening with J.Crew dresses before. Supposedly, their bra cups are fitted for roughly a size B cup. Which is awesome if you wear an A or B cup, and is okish if you’re a low C, but sucks for everyone high C and up (As a 34DD/36D girl, this makes me rather cranky. I love J.Crew)

You really have a few options. You could risk shipping it back for a larger size and have it taken in, or you could see a seamstress about taking the built in cups out and replacing them with larger built in cups (assuming, of course, that the bust section can be zipped up and would fit find if not for the cups). 

Other than that, your best option is to return it and keep trying. Have you looked at Jenny Yoo Bridal Alternatives? The style Margaux is almost exactly like this dress (prettier, IMO) and it is a bit more expensive, but could be very worth it. 

http://jennyyoo.com/wedding_alternatives01.html#

 

AND: There are places you could try them on in Canada! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Frocks Modern Bridesmaids (Calgary)
1006 MacLeod Trail S.E.
Calgary, AB
T2G 2M7 Canada
http://www.frocks.ca
[email protected]
866.999.8622 or 403.263.5580

Frocks Modern Bridesmaids (Vancouver)
2306 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC 
V6K-2E5 Canada
866.999.8622 or 604.738.8622
http://www.frocks.ca
[email protected]

White Toronto
19 Hazelton Ave
Toronto, Ontario 
M5R 2E1 Canada
416.849.9196
http://www.whitetoronto.com 
[email protected]

 

Good Luck! 

Post # 8
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1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@jayce: I’m glad I was able to help! 

Another suggestion, should you not be completely attached to the idea of wearing white, is to check out the Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dresses in the color “Oyster”. It’s the closest white/ivory shade they carry, and the style I showed you above is only $375 for the long style and $320 for the short version. 

I hope that helps! Keep us updated on what happens ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Typically, with wedding dresses you order for the “largest size” and alter it to fit the smaller area’s…. 

You can do this and a seamstress will make it fit perfectly. but it’s up to you. Odds are any dress will need alterations. 

Post # 12
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1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@jayce: Awww. You’re welcome! These were actually dresses that I had considered looking at before I had a better idea of what I wanted in a dress. I ended up deciding that I wanted a train, but I lusted after Margaux for a long time.

So, when I saw this post, that was the very first dress I thought of.

I also had the sticker shock for the style, but for a different reason- it upsets me that their “Bridal Alternatives” are over double the price of the EXACT SAME Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, simply because it’s white chiffon instead of a color. 

Silly what they think they can get away with, isn’t it? 

 

Post # 13
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572 posts
Busy bee

Did you try Ann Taylor or White House Black Market. Their websites have bridal dresses.

Post # 14
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6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@jayce: i would suggest ordering a size up so the girls fit (that pic/descriptions is hilarious, i laughed out loud) you can always just take it to and alterations place and have the waist brought in that is easy enough, along with the hemming. Any alterations place should be able to do that.

 

@tinylittlebird: This is my dream dress…i lusted over it for so long but ended up with something a little more formal. I like it, but i still think of this dress often.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@totheislnds: It’s gorgeous, isn’t it! If the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses weren’t so expensive I would buy one of the short versions just to have as a party dress (Bridal shower, maybe?). But, unfortunately, I don’t have $320 to drop on a dress for no good reason ๐Ÿ™

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