Wednesday, March 25, 2009

J.Crew: White Dress Review

The last item I'm reviewing from my last J.Crew trip was this embroidered white dress (item #13660). I saved this one for last because it's my favorite! The dress was marked $128, and also came in a darker grey color, with white embroidery.

It is a simple strapless sheath dress, with a very pretty allover embroidery, which was a cream color on the white dress.

The dress fits true to size, and I think is probably one of the better fitting things I've tried on from J.Crew lately. It hugs and forgives in all the right places.

It has a back-zip (which makes tailoring easier, or at least that's what I've been told by my tailor), and the band at the waist is a nice detail.

The dress also has on-seam pockets at the hip.

Here is a close-up of the embroidery pattern.

I just love this dress. I think it is a nice, classic silhouette, and the design is versatile enough that it can be dressed down or up with the right accessories. I think it is one of the best all occasion dresses I have seen in some time. This was one item that the Boyfriend actually had a very positive opinion about (as opposed to the usual "Sure, it's okay" or funny comments when he dislikes an item), and I did end up taking it home.

What do you think? Do you like this dress? Have you seen it or tried it on?


Alexis March 25, 2009 at 5:57 PM  

I love a dress with pockets!! Also, thank you for sharing these real life images with us- its so great to see how they look in person. :)

pixel girl March 25, 2009 at 6:21 PM  

i tried this on in the store and found it to fit a bit strangely -- i ended up sizing way up, and will have to get the top taken in. but it's so cute, i couldn't not get it!

i'm happy that it fit you TTS. i must just be shaped strangely! :)

KatyO. March 25, 2009 at 7:44 PM  


Margot March 25, 2009 at 8:22 PM  

It looks great on you, and I love it comes with pockets :-) Sadly, I don't wear white that often, apart from the classic white shirt (yawn!)

Christina March 25, 2009 at 9:41 PM  

Dress is sooo cute on you and I loove the pockets!

JTS March 29, 2009 at 9:27 PM  

@Alexis - Thanks! I'm glad you find the review useful :)

@pixel girl - I bet you are not shaped strangely - I find some of J.Crew's proportions off at times too! I'm glad you got it though - it is so pretty!

@KatyO - I saw you got it! Can't wait to see IRL pics!

@Margot - I know you would look great in this! You should try out the grey one - I think it would look great with your skin tone :)

@Christina - Thank you so much! Are you going to pick it up? I'm sure it would look great on you!