Review – J Crew Mirabel Dress aka Siesta Dress

This is such a cute dress. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect white dress for a while now. I purchased the Carly Ruffle Dress last year in white but have never worn it. I guess I really couldn’t get past the layered ruffles. But this dress, well, it’s definitely going to be worn.

The receipt says it’s the Channing Embroidered Bib Dress. The style number is also different, 51534 vs 42781 for the Mirabel Dress and 42968 for the Siesta Dress. They are all the same style and cut – empire waist, shirred A-line skirt, cap-like sleeves. The Mirabel Dress comes in Muslin Poppy and Faded Black Sand and is $148.

The Siesta Dress color is White Indigo and is like a lightweight seersucker. I’ve tried this one on before but I guess I failed to post the pic. The Siesta has neon yellow embroidered at the sleeves. I tried this on in a 6 and the fit was good. I still had a little room in the waist and the shoulders nor bust weren’t snug. Because of this I would say it fits TTS. It is $138.

Tried on with a neon yellow belt.
I saw the Mirabel over the weekend online. I ordered the black because I couldn’t get over the style and embroidered design. I was just walking by the dresses in-store today when I saw this white one. I knew it had to be the same dress, just a different colorway so I tried it on to make sure the size 6 I ordered was the right size. I chatted up the online PS to get measurements but forgot to write them down to give to you. This dress fits the same as the Siesta so it is TTS. I added the Jade green belt for a little color. Love it! (This is $148 as well.)

Now I can’t wait until my black dress gets here. And, um, yeah…anyone want a White Ruffled Carly Dress, Size 6, $65 shipped?


  1. May 9, 2011 / 10:40 pm

    These all look great on you. Very flattering. Can't wait to see the Mirabel.

  2. May 9, 2011 / 10:59 pm

    All of these dresses are beautiful…perfect for the season and very flattering as well!! I love the first one!!

  3. May 9, 2011 / 10:59 pm

    Cute dress, I love the detail on the white version. The empire waist never works for me but you wear it beautifully. I'm a bit envious, this is such a fresh summer look. Looking forward to see pics of the black version.

  4. May 9, 2011 / 11:11 pm

    The embroidered dress is so pretty! I love the white on white.

  5. May 10, 2011 / 3:34 pm

    Love the Mirabel dress! Thanks for sharing!

  6. May 11, 2011 / 1:04 am

    Great reviews, thanks for posting!