The Weddings & Parties section of the J. Crew site is fun to explore. So many beautiful dresses to choose from in a multitude of colors, fabrics and cuts. Some stunning…some strange…let’s take a look!
Oh Christmas Tree
This festive frock is the brainchild of Crew designers who reimagined a vintage 1950s cocktail gown, giving it a clean, expertly tailored feel, a seamed bustier top, a peplum-inspired overlay and a fitted, double-hemmed skirt. It’s fun…but the monterey pine color + apron overlay reminds me of a Christmas Tree! (This would be darling for a December wedding…but be mindful that the playful shape does not work on all body types.)
Little Bow Peep
If you saw the Project Runway “You Can Totally Wear That Again” episode this dress may look familiar. If not, here’s a recap on how Little Bo Peep wasn’t feeling the love http://ow.ly/2K77A.
I must agree, this dress would be so much better without the ridiculous bow.
I’ve seen some great asymmetrical dresses before, and I am a big fan of showing off “the cold shoulder,” but this looks like a sloppy bag. And, if it were green like “Oh Christmas Tree” it would be totally Tarzan, which I suppose could work for 1 in 108,999,440 weddings, but then again those who adhere to that theme probably aren’t shopping at J. Crew.
I love vintage, and I love inspiration drawn from the 1930s, but I would not call this an acceptable bridesmaid dress.
A. The style is very unique and probably only 1 in 28 people can pull it off. (Yes, I am known to use fake statistics).
B. It is short and a bit of a scandalmaker…and no one wants to invite a scandalmaker to their wedding.
C. Obviously. See A & B.
Also…I still want to buy this flapper frock in black and wear it with a gorgeous stand of long white pearls because I am clearly a “1” in the “1 in 28” and prone to scandal. Just kidding. But seriously…
Now that I have poked sufficient fun at “the strange ones” let’s take a looksie at the stunning ones.
Luck be a Lady
This pretty little thing features a deep V in front and back attached to a traditional pencil skirt. It comes in some gorgeous hues including spiced wine, matisse blue and chocolate.
The Blakely…Blake Lively approved…just kidding I’m not Blake Lively, sorry to disappoint. This dress is sophisticated and regal. The ruffled collar commands attention in a slightly-Victorian queen kind of way. I love it as an LBD (for modest occasions as hem is technically medium, MBD), or a bridesmaid dress. It is a perfect canvas for some small accessories!
Grecian Goddess Gets a Hem
Strapless, romantic, floaty, drapes beautifully. Nuff said.
Like a Grecian Goddess Gown, but shorter!
And for my Cape Cod wedding…just add shells and sand.
The Clover Cutie
Is only $60! And what a cutie it is! A perennial favorite, Cotton cady Erica dress.
Did I mention it is only $60? ShamROCK on!
…other Easter-egg resembling colours are also on sale for $60…for all you April brides!