I have been extra critical of J.Crew lately in light of the ever-limited tall selection. Tall size range inseams have been shortened from 36 inches to 32 inches. On a broader scale, the selection of both shirts and frocks have decreased in options.
There are three dress styles available in a tall size range that I am particularly into right now. I do not (yet) own the first two. The solid pink sheath dress screams 1998 minimalism. Cher Horowitz would definitely wear it and I think the front is a callback to the red frock she wore to the party in the Valley and was forced to ruin in the liquor store parking lot.
The linen shift dress is reminiscent of days of J.Crew past. The button back detail seems to be the only fastening detail which makes me question the ease of getting out of the dress. It is available in two hues: guava and cantaloupe. C’est fruity!
I am gaga for the spaghetti strap structured a-line dress. The blush or the black, I like them both! The design elements are an empire pieced bodice, bust darting, back zip, and adjustable straps.
Lastly, I love the smocked bodice puffy sleeve dandelion print dress. I bought it on deep markdown for thirty dollars. It arrived just in time to wear it to the spa last week. The dress was easy to maneuver in and out of and being cotton, it washes well. The bra situation is dicey; I advise a style that has wide placed straps and wearing them off the shoulders.
On a customer service note, J.Crew has other retailers (ahem my Banana Republic return nightmare of 2022) beat. I received a pair of shoes that were slightly discolored. The discoloration was not so bad that I would not be happy with them and wear them if I had done the discoloring myself. However, I do expect mint condition out of the box. My husband spotted the discoloration as well. Within twelve hours of emailing customer service I had a return label at no cost to me.