Tuesday, April 13, 2010

J.Crew Double-V Dress ... Prego Style

$78.00   item# 24576
An easy, breezy dress in cotton with a hint of stretch for incredible fit and comfort. Features a front and back V-neck and romantic ruching along the empire waist and shoulders. Sleeveless. Hits at midthigh; 17" from natural waist. Import. Machine wash. Catalog/jcrew.com only. Available in: shadow, dark pewter, and shown in light berry.  XS-XL

How could I not try this dress when they show it in the catalog on a pregnant lady!?  I really wasn't loving it based on online pics, etc... but I thought I'd give it a try as a ride-a-long on my last sale order.

This is an XS in the light berry.  Still a little large in the chest area at 24 weeks prego... not good.  I feel like this would probably fit me through the end of my pregnancy .. so yeah, it runs big.

First off, if this was the muted grape color (that I lovey), I would keep it.  I wanted this to be a potential option in place of the Jessie Cotton dress (review and pics here) in muted grape, but, alas, it's not. 

Classic prego pose.

This color just reminds me of cotton outfits I wore when I was a little girl ... something just not doin' it for me with the color.  The fabric is more substantial than I had imagined from the images online ... I still don't LOVE the v-neckline...

 I think something about it just looks cheap.. maybe it's just too thin.  Also, the length is too long, but I'm used to that and it's an easy fix.  Lastly, the elastic band at the ribcage annoyed me even for just the couple minutes I had it on.  (do I sound like an irritated pregnant woman yet?  hehe)

Bottom Line:  This dress runs large... I have a feeling there are a lot of ladies out there wishing this came in an XXS.  I would keep this if I NEEDED a cotton dress, it's not bad, just nothing special.    I still like and feel cuter in the Jessie dress in muter grape (even though it's a bit see-thru) so this one is going back.


  1. i am so glad i didnt order it when it was on promo.
    i am an true xs,so this would run huge on me.
    thanks for the review,it saved me return$.

  2. honestly, i think it looks adorable on you!! i got the dress (i am 28 weeks preggo,but got it when i was 24 weeks) in the navy color and wear a white tank underneath, to compensate for the v neckline. I just love it!! And i think it will be a nice , easy dress to put on this summer after baby comes:)

  3. Oh, but you look darling in it! And I do love that color on you. :) But if you're set on the return... :)

  4. Ina: It sounds like this might run too big for you.... unless you are very well endowed in the top area... in which case, it really might work... but might be to low cut?!

    Drewablank and Mrs.Anketell: Thanks for the compliments!

    Mrs.Anketell: The way you wear this dress sounds so cute!!! I ended up paying full-price for this one (since it was a ride along) so it has to go back for now. But, if it goes on sale, I will definintely reconsider! I just have SO MANY cotton dresses!! But you are right, I think this will be forgiving come late July and August when we are no longer wanting to "show our bump"! ;)


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