Friday, June 4, 2010

a shocking disappointment, jcrew.

let me first say that i tore this out A. WHILE. ago, jcrew, from lucky magazine before it was even available. my adorable bridesmaids are going to wear striped dresses, and i thought the cut of this dress might be a good option, so i've been really looking forward to seeing this little vestido on the jcrew website so i could get a better idea of the back and sides... which i did today. and i don't know if i'm just super grumpy or what, but, i feel like jcrew sort of owes me an explanation. after all, they want $395...and this gal looks like a frumpy nightmare mess. i realize that she's not nearly as easy or breezy as girl numero uno, who appears to have A) bought the dress in her actual size and B) applied either bronzer or moisturizing lotion and C) knows that she's never fully dressed without a smile and D) knows how to work a dress with pockets, but SERIOUSLY. is it too short? is she too skinny? would a wide belt help (IT ALWAYS DOES)? do you not have an on-site tailor, or at least some of those giant clothespin things that are great for making something look like it fits in a photo? is it the flats (which btw, are horrendous, unless you really like seatbelts)?so feel free to speak up. is this dress totally terrible?

4 comments:

Raina Cox said...

All of your bridesmaids are under 5'2" and about 98 lbs., right?

Aside, yet related: I would like to slap their dress/skirt designer. As a 5'9" person, I would have to wear leggings under all of their spring/summer offerings. I really wish they'd offer more tall sizes, after all their goddess-in-charge, Jenna Lyons, is 6' in flats.

audrey 'business suit' johnson said...

Ditto, Raina. Those dresses are BRUTAL.

kristina said...

agreed. theoretically, if i wanted people to see my cooter, i would just SHOW THEM my cooter, and it wouldn't have to cost either of us $395.

Kiki said...

LOL!!! ladies, ladies, ladies - that dress is uber (wait for it....) short OMG!!! WTH? I mean , who wears that - your budding, growth stunted, teenager?

Well, you know who will not be buying that dress....

XOXO
kiki