J.Crew "Goddess" wedding dress - pictures inside

  1. Hi everyone!

    I have been wondering about J.Crew wedding dresses for a while, especially because they do not carry them in any of their stores. So, I ordered one of the dresses - the J.Crew "Goddess" dress. Everyone I knew said that they thought the dress was very "me" and I ordered it earlier this week. It arrived at my office this morning. I was surprised by the quality of the dress - it was much better than I thought it would be and a bit weighter. It is more off-white/ivory in color. My co-workers insisted that I try the dress on so I did, in the women's bathroom (eek!)!

    To be honest, I'm not sure I love the dress on me. I'm not sure if it's the PMS talking since I've been feeling pretty bad and bloated all day. It dress isn't speaking to me as much as I thought it would. It's a bit plain, but that's not the reason why I'm not sure about it. I really can't pinpoint it, except to say that it doesn't make my heart flutter as much as I originally thought. I don't know if it is dress "fatigue", although the last time I tried on a wedding dress was two months ago...my wedding is next October (we are essentially eloping in Hawaii).

    I am letting myself sit on it for a bit - I plan on bringing it home for the holidays to show family and friends, and will drag them to Nicole Miller to try the other dresses that I have been considering from that line. J.Crew has a 60 day return policy, so I am allowing myself some time to think about it.

    I ordered it in a petite size 2 as the J.Crew wedding specialists recommended, and it fits really well length-wise. If I keep the dress, I don't think I need any alterations...just good undergarments. The dress definitely needs to be steamed and/or pressed. It was delivered very wrinkled, as you can see from the pictures.

    Please give me your honest opinions....I won't be offended. I'm not sure that I think it is flattering on me.

    The first two pictures were taken by my co-worker. The last few were my attempts to take it without my FI seeing it. I had to do a little twisting to get it done.
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  2. Side and back shots...
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  3. I like it when you fasten the belt so that the dress clings to your curves. I like it.
  4. I didn't know J. Crew made wedding dresses!

    I happen to really like it...it looks like it fits you pretty well, and the way the fabric drapes is really gorgeous!
  5. Love the fit on you- but the dress has the creases at the bottom. Its not going to get all creased up when your sitting down is it?
  6. I don't think it will after it gets pressed/steamed....

    The dress was delivered, folded, in a plastic bag, so it got pretty wrinkled.

    Thanks for the lovely comments so far...I'm still really on the fence about it.

    I should post the other dress that I've been thinking about...it's a Nicole Miller, and I'm having a really hard time justifying the price of that dress versus this J.Crew. I don't have pictures of myself in the NM dress because I forgot to bring my camera that day.

    I'm going to give myself some more time to think about it...
  7. Oh I love that one too! Im getting married in May but refuse to try a dress on till I loose some weight- im just magazine browsing at the mo!
  8. Then it's not the one. Send it back.

    I just bought my wedding dress - and it took me 40 dresses tried on, and wayyy too many looked at online, to feel that "feeling". I was with my two already-married friends - who were very excited about this whole dress shopping thing - while I, on the other hand, was not. I thought I was defective, as they gushed on and on in the weeks prior to "D (for dress) Day". They spoke all about this "feeling" you get when you try "the one" on. I thought this was the most ridiculous idea I'd ever heard. To me, all the dresses were beautiful in pictures and even on brides. I was never into the whole wedding thing. I never paid much attention to what the brides were wearing when I went to weddings. To me they all bled the same in one big pool of white. So needless to say I was nonplussed by the whole ordeal. The girls (my bridesmaids) thrust me into dress after dress - 8 hours of dress shopping - 4 different stores and about 15 dresses tried on at each. Every dress I tried on was nice. To me, all of them - every single one - could have been "the one" - because they all looked beautiful! But at the last store, 7 hours into dress shopping, I stepped into "the one" - I got "the feeling" - the "feeling" I thought was just a fairy tale - an ooshy-gooshy girl thing - and I'm not "one of those"... but it wasn't. It's real - that feeling when you try on your wedding dress. There's a true-blue feeling that no one can explain and nothing else in the world can replicate.

    Return that dress. It's not the one. No matter how PMS'y you think you are.
  9. If you don't love it, then don't keep it. You don't want to look back at your wedding and think "I should've gotten the other dress."

    I love the Nicole Miller dress. It looks much nicer than the J. Crew.
  10. My two cents is this: I think the J.Crew fits nice, it is simple, but pretty. If you took it to a seamstress or just had a great sewer in the family, they could probably add some sparkle or bead work to the top half, minimally to jazz it up if you like.

    I am not married or engaged and would likely elope (to give you a point of reference- so, no experience w/ finding "the dress")- w/ no real wedding at all and no dress either- but I personally think the price of wedding wear is insane. If you are thinking that the other dress is too much and doing price justification already, are you really going to be happy spending more money for a one day dress? I only bring this up b/c you raised the economy issue- no offense to those that buy very expensive dresses- not judging your decisions at all.

  11. i agree. you shouldn't just settle on a dress that you're not sure of. when you find the right dress your reaction should be :yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:. maybe try it on again steamed?? personally i really like the nicole miller dress. its simple yet that design in the middle makes the dress pop.
  12. I don't like the J. Crew dress as much as the nicole miller one. It seems a bit casual and not special at all. You will KNOW when you find the right dress. If you didn't *feel* it, then it's probably not the perfect one for you. Don't worry, you will find THE perfect one. I just got married last month...and tried on soooo many dresses, but seriously, when you see the right one, you will know. =) good luck in your search!
  13. Suli I'm pretty sure this is the dress my sister wore to her wedding and she looked really beautiful, I was definitely impressed by it.
  14. it's very pretty and simple...looks beautiful on you...but nothing really makes it "pop"...