J Crew Collection Silk Shantung Dress

I really was happy with the last J Crew roll-out. There were so many pieces I really wanted. The 25%/30% off helped take the sting out of the higher prices so that I could at least try them IRL.

Today, I have the Collection Silk Shantung Dress, Sz 8, in Navy. This is a beautiful dress that also comes in Pale Citrus and Ivory. Because the description stated “Straight Silhouette” I didn’t want to chance this dress in a size 6. I think I chose the right size (Jules dress size) in the 8. The sleeves are just loose enough. The hips have about an inch on either side. The chest and waist could be taken in just ever so slightly but overall, I really love it. I mean really REALLY love it. Maybe more than the Punk Floral Dress.


The dress has a shirt-tail hem, with the back slightly longer than the front.

With the Flower Lattice Necklace

The material is a Silk/Cotton blend. It’s thick enough that it feels like there is a lining sown in but there actually isn’t. I almost put a hole in the dress (oops) trying to pull it apart to check. Take your normal dress size unless you are a little hippy. Then take the larger of your two sizes.

I found some shoes that would be amazing with this dress.

Jimmy Choo Volt –  The color is swoon-worthy. And the heel is a contrasting pale lilac.

Manolo Blahnik Carolyne Butterfly –  Whimsical but still a Manolo.

Manolo Blahnik Colter Snakeskin & Patent Pumps – The navy patent toe and the purple leather strap are amazing. This would definitely step up the Ivory dress.
Kate Spade Licorice Heel in Hologram – Though I prefer the fit of the Karolina over the Licorice, I think this one would be great paried with the Light Citrus dress.
What do you think of the Silk Shantung Dress? Going to wait for a sale?
Have a Great Evening! 


  1. May 9, 2013 / 11:13 pm

    GORGEOUS dress and it look fabulous on you!! Love you shoe picks, too!

  2. May 9, 2013 / 11:20 pm

    I love, love that dress…I am going to show it to my daughter…it is perfect for summer. Have a great Friday!!

  3. May 10, 2013 / 8:25 am

    Beautiful dress, Audreybella! Love the colour and it looks to be a perfect fit on you!

  4. May 10, 2013 / 10:53 am

    Frankly speaking I didn't like the dress. I don't know why but it would be the last thing I would ever allow my girlfriend to buy for her. No offense! Loved the sandal.

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  5. May 10, 2013 / 3:05 pm

    That dress is gorgeous and it's perfect on you! The proportions are just right. Understated but really pretty!

  6. May 12, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    Great shoes. I like that it has cotton in it. Makes it seem more durable. It sounds like it is, too. Great color.