Long-Distance Dress Shopping: My Choice

Given the subject matter at hand:



The David’s Bridal dress, whose antique, flowy vibe caught my eye?


Floral Burnout Chiffon Gown by David’s Bridal

Or the J.Crew, whose classic simplicity I loved?


Sophia in Silk Chiffon by J. Crew

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!


Mrs. Dragon

Sioux Lookout/Brockville, ON
Wedding Date:
September 2012
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  1. Member
    Miss_Manda 301 posts, Helper bee @ 8:08 pm

    Beautiful choice! Classic, simple, feminine for the win. :)

  2. Member
    peachplum09 732 posts, Busy bee @ 8:29 pm

    I love the Sophia dress! I have a navy one in tea length!

  3. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:52 am

    I can’t wait to see it on you, beautiful choice!

  4. Member
    fionak 155 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:12 am

    Excellent choice!

  5. hawk Member
    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:23 am

    Very beautiful choice!

  6. coyote Member
    coyote 2032 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:58 am

    Great choice, such a beautiful gown!!

  7. mssocks Member
    mssocks 1336 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:55 am

    It’s so beautiful!! Good choice!

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    Lisawhite, Guest @ 12:44 am

    I like the first one!It’s awesome!Thanks for shairng!

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