Cap Sleeves (+ J. Crew Resumé Dress Review)

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 MeasureR000R00P00P0
Chest Circumference31″32.5″31.5″32.5″
Waist Circumference24.5″25.5″25″26″
Hip Circumference36″37″32″33″
Center Front Skirt Length from Below Waist Seam to Hem22.5″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

J. Crew is currently running a 25% off purchases over $125+ promotion in stores. Or, you can use code REFRESH to take 25% off select styles online.

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