Looking back on the 3 weddings we've attended so far this year, there's a very apparent (to me) trend: J.Crew. They sure do know how to make a great dress. But if you're like me, sometimes their price tags can make you wince. So would you believe me if I told you that two of these dresses cost me less than $100 each? Actually, more like $80 and under (watch for their sales!). And the third is a bridesmaid dress that I was able to re-wear so it really doesn't count in the budget here. It had to be bought. (Dress #1 and #2 were re-worn this year from last, gasp! Did you ever think you'd see the day Moms?)
I realize that there are times when outlet clothes are just not the same quality as the real deal. But J.Crew Factory dresses certainly deserve a second glance. Try them on. You may be surprised! Oh, and try on multiple sizes. I cannot stress this enough, especially at J.Crew. I don't know what it is but in the dresses below the sizes are as follow: 6, 4, 2. Um, I am not a 2, and never have been. I have no idea why that is but I really jump around in size with their dresses. (sorry for the poor quality of photo #2, I believe it's a phone pic)
Dress 2: J.Crew Factory, bag - gift (Wedding recap here)
Dress 3: J.Crew Factory (similar - Winter version), shoes - TJ Maxx, necklace: Target (Wedding recap here)
It's funny, of the 4 weddings we have left, I don't have a single J.Crew dress planned! But just wait, I have some fun new dresses to debut. I actually/finally decided to use a tailor and let me tell you, what a difference! I am obsessed with the dress I had tailored for my brother-in-laws wedding later this month. I can't wait to show you!
How about you, what's your go-to store for dresses? I always check the sale racks at J.Crew for dresses. And recently purchased one from Modcloth that I adore.
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