In recent years I’ve stopped purchasing suits and separates for work, and instead have been focused on amassing racks of sheath dresses. Beyond removing variables from the getting-ready-in-a-time-crunch equation, I also no longer have to concern myself with how neatly my shirt is tucked into my skirt.
I am especially fond of dresses with cap sleeves, and regret not ordering the J. Crew Resumé Dress (retails for $188, a fair price for the design, quality, and J. Crew’s generous return policy) sooner. I loved the dress in “Walnut,” but have grown so accustomed to J. Crew’s frequent sales that I decided to wait for the color to become discounted, only to see it sell out quickly in my size. I ended up ordering the dress in “heather dusk,” a light gray that is truly seasonless.
|J. Crew Resumé Dress in Heather Dusk Gray | BLANKNYC Faux Leather Jacket | Michael Kors Runway Watch | Kate Spade Emerson Place Vivenna Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag | Dolce Vita Madison Platform Pump ||
The fit is true to size for J. Crew, though I initially thought it ran half a size large. I sized down to 000 from 00P, but in looking at these pictures, I probably need the extra room in the torso and a shorter length.
|Points of Measure||R000||R00||P00||P0|
|Center Front Skirt Length from Below Waist Seam to Hem||22.5″||22.75″||20.75″||21″|
And I wanted to share my thoughts on the J. Crew V-Neck Dress in Super 120s Wool, which has mysteriously disappeared from J. Crew’s website this week (perhaps for good reason). I am not exactly busty, but the crossover neckline exposed most of my chest, making it a very work inappropriate dress (unless the dress is designed to be worn with a camisole underneath). Furthermore, it’s a workout trying to close the row of hidden snap buttons on the side of the dress. The design certainly leaves a lot to be desired.
|J. Crew V-Neck Dress in Super 120s Wool in Heather Flannel|