Given the subject matter at hand:
The David’s Bridal dress, whose antique, flowy vibe caught my eye?
Or the J.Crew, whose classic simplicity I loved?
I emailed my bridesmaid/sister Kay, telling her my thoughts—the DB was fancier, but could it end up looking too trendy? I really wanted a classic look that wouldn’t be too laughable 10 years into the future. She noted the DB, though pretty, would be best if our wedding was dressier, the J.Crew better for a more casual affair.
What settled it for me was putting both dresses in their respective shopping carts and pretending to check out in order to see the total price with shipping and duties included (yay Canada!). The David’s Bridal came to about $60 less than the J.Crew.
When it came down to buying a dress from David’s Bridal or buying a dress from J.Crew, I figured the J.Crew would likely be of higher quality, something that I could put away and be confident knowing it would last the test of time. For $60 more, that was worth it to me. And, I knew the J.Crew would stand up to accessorizing as it’s more of a blank slate than the DB dress.
I had to jump on the sale price, so I ordered it that evening.
Raise your hand if you’re a J.Crew bride!