J.Crew: Tiered Fatigue Shirtdress, Colorblock Stripe Ponte Dress

To finish out the week, I have two dresses. I haven’t seen anyone in the Fatigue Dress so I thought I’d give that a try and I’ve been eyeing the Striped Ponte Dress for a while so I needed to try that on to gauge sizing. Take a look below.

~ Tiered Fatigue Shirtdress, Dark Driftwood, size 6 ~

I gave the size 6 a shot because I can usually wear a 6 in sleeveless tops. Unfortunately I need an 8 instead. The buttons are pulling and it’s tight across the chest and back. The tiered skirt portion is a bit bunchy in the first tier. Maybe sizing up would fix that and allow the tiers to lay a little flatter. I didn’t mind the length and it would probably be another 1/2 inch longer in the 8. This color is pretty drab on me. I would need something brighter. Overall, though I’m a fan of shirtdresses, I really didn’t like the look of this.


~ Colorblock Stripe Ponte Dress, Small ~

This dress runs pretty big. I still have plenty of room through the arms and chest in the size Small. It’s highly possible I could fit into the XS, but I do like the roominess of this dress in the Small. The length is just above the knee on me. I can see using this a lot in late Fall and into Winter. It’s just the perfect throw-on-and-go dress.


J.Crew’s current promo is #WEEKOFSTYLE. You can take 25% off select items and 30% off sale. A few items from my wishlist now on sale are below. I’ve been waiting for the Gazebo Pant in Austrian Lace to go on sale forever. I am a little sad that the Sammie Pant in Polka Dot went on sale so quickly but I’ve worn mine three times already so I’m getting my use out of them.

A few other full-price items included in the promo are the Tie-Neck Secretary Top in Retro Chainlink. I have that and have worn it a few times too.

What do you think of the Tiered Fatigue Shirtdress? Are you shopping the #WEEKOFSTYLE promo?

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  1. Tati
    August 28, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Good reviews, AB! I really like shirtdresses, too, but I don’t love the tiered skirt style on this one, sadly. The Utility dress seems like it has a bit more potential for me (though I wish it didn’t have that style of collar. Mandarin?) Striped ponte looks cute and easy though I do wish that dropped shoulders would go away — i have broad shoulders and this style only helps to draw attention to them.

    With this latest promo, I did pick up my first pair of Sammies (Cab. color), the ruffle top in Green, a suede belt, oh, and the herringbone bangle bracelet – I have one in black and love it! The new one is also a Cab. color (very in for this fall!)

    Looking forward to your Anthro try-ons! I don’t shop there often, but I love to see what everyone is trying on all the same.

  2. Tati
    August 28, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    Oh, meant to say, tho Austrian lace pants will be so gorgeous, I can’t wait to see them — I thought the pencil skirt version was absolutely gorgeous, in both colors, but the fit was way off for me 🙁