J Crew Jules Dress in Italian Paisley

The Jules Dress is probably one of my favorites from J Crew. Though it could be longer the shift silhouette is great for me. I find this dress is perfect for date nights with Husband. Since The Boy seems to be making us practice being “empty-nesters” before our time I am taking advantage of it. The Jules is great to just throw on, slip on some heels and grab a clutch and go. I have it in the Wildact, Fanfare and Stripe Silk Twill. I prefer the size 6 in this as the 8 only adds bulk and not length. 

OK, yes it’s short…so no dancing all crazy in this dress, or lifting my arms up above my head.
This is partially lined, in the body only, not the sleeves.
The J Crew Babette Heels pair nicely with the dress. The bronze is almost an exact match in the dress.
I know because of the length most will either pass or treat it as a tunic. But from what I’ve seen, despite less than stellar reviews, the Jules always seems to sell out when it hits sale. So some people are liking it.
I decided on this instead of the Origami Dress from my Fall Shopping list. I know I’ll wear this more often than the Origami, especially when it’s paired with tights and boots and this dress is more me. Also, the print reminds me of the Terra Paisley print from a few years ago. 2009 maybe? I had the skirt but sold it because I needed a bigger size but stil haven’t found one. I’d love to see this in a pencil skirt. Wouldn’t that be gorgeous?
So, do you like it or will you be passing on this dress?


  1. September 19, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    The dress looks stunning on you! And the colors look so good against your skin tone. The shoes just ties everything together.

  2. September 19, 2012 / 5:36 pm

    Ooh, so jealous that this works so beautifully on you! The colors and the length and shape are definitely great on you and I think it was the better choice from your fall list, b/c I know you'll really wear it a lot. The Babette heels are perfection with it!!

  3. September 19, 2012 / 6:29 pm

    I am one who is passing because of its length, but it looks very nice on you. It's a beautiful print, and I like the shift silhouette too. I noticed a Jules and an Origami on the sale rack recently and they looked like the same length to me. I was surprised because I have tried on the Origami and liked it without ever noticing it being short. Maybe the plainer silhouette of the Jules draws the eyes down more so than the Origami which has the twisting detail going on up top.

  4. September 19, 2012 / 9:06 pm

    The length on me is indecent exposure, but I love it on you! Love the shoes!

  5. September 19, 2012 / 11:25 pm

    I will definitely be passing on this as it is too short on me. Too bad they didn't make it a bit longer for taller gals.

  6. September 20, 2012 / 12:23 am

    Those shoes are fabulous! I like the paisley too, but am concerned it would be too short on me. It is lovely on you.

  7. September 20, 2012 / 12:47 am

    I can't even look at that dress because I'm obsessed with those shoes! Love them!

  8. September 20, 2012 / 11:02 am

    You wear it well, it's perfect on you, I love easy dresses like that too, I'm tiring of my too tight clothes.

  9. September 20, 2012 / 5:44 pm

    I agree w/others that 5'2" or thereabouts is the limit if wanting to wear this as a dress. Gorgeous colors for you, Audreybella. I tried it as well and I'm over the Jules dress, but maaaaaybe if I catch it on sale. Codes are my kryptonite.