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Review: J.Crew Bridesmaid Dresses

J.Crew bridesmaid dresses, kylie dress

J.Crew bridesmaid dresses come in a variety of colors and styles, even in petite sizes! I had to try out a few styles to see how they fit and hopefully find a dress that would work for my friend’s upcoming wedding.

Most of the dresses run in the $250+ range, but that’s expected for this brand. I needed a dark gray chiffon bridesmaid dress and I found two styles that would be quite flattering for my body. A few J.Crew stores have a wedding section where you can make an appointment to try on the various styles and figure out which size would best suit you.

I didn’t get the opportunity to make an appointment but I tried on two styles in size 00P, the smallest size.

How Do the J.Crew Bridesmaid Dresses Fit?

The one shoulder Kylie dress is quite a flattering look. The silk chiffon material feels more durable and the design is definitely an upgrade from the Ann Taylor one shoulder dress. The dress itself feels really light and it’s truly a beautiful dress.

In size 00P, it fits snug against my body and it’s a bit too tight that I feel like if I eat a meal or something, I might break the dress. I think a size 0P would be better for me.

J.Crew bridesmaid dresses, kylie dress in graphite

There was also a strange design flaw in the Kylie dress. There is extra material on the right side of the torso but there is a lack of ease on the left side. Basically, the one shoulder area was very tight but the other side of the dress was loose to the point where there is a visible gap. It’s hard to tell from the photos, but once you look at the dress or even put it on, you’ll notice that the torso is not quite symmetrical.

So despite how awesome this dress is, I had to pass on the Kylie dress.

J.Crew bridesmaid dresses, arabelle dress

The next style I tried on was the Arabelle dress in 00P. The style is quite beautiful and it’s a lovely and well constructed dress.

In the same way the previous dress was too small, this one was way too small, especially the bust and the torso. A size 0P would be better for me, but aside from that, I have no complaints.

This strapless dress is a dream to wear and I only wish that I had selected the right size. Luckily, the dress was on sale and it’s way cheaper than $250 so I can try on another size. This is going to be my backup dress in case the one I ordered from the bridal salon won’t arrive on time.

J.Crew bridesmaid dress, arabelle dress

If you’re on the lookout for awesome bridesmaid dresses, I think J.Crew hits the spot, even for petites. I usually wear the smallest size, 00P and I found them even too small for my frame, which is a blessing because I know that I can at least wear these dresses without worrying if the smallest would fit me. So for all you extra small petites, have no fear because J.Crew has your back!

What do you think about J.Crew bridesmaid dresses?



{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Mai July 17, 2014, 3:06 pm

    Out of all the ones you tried so far, I’d say that the Arabelle is definitely the best so far suits you so well :)!


    • admin July 17, 2014, 7:32 pm

      Thanks Mai! I’m hoping that this dress will be a great style for the wedding. :)

  • Carlyn April 29, 2015, 7:14 pm

    Am wearing the Arabella for my sisters wedding in June. I’m struggling to find shoes!! Any way you could email what brand those are that you’re wearing??

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