So long story short, I wavered between buying this dress in a regular 6 or petite 8. I went with my gut (and the fact that the dress was only one inch shorter in petites) and bought the P8. I now love it so much I want it in navy. It's a sickness, I know.
Also in this review is something no one (to my knowledge) has reviewed, the classic linen cardigan (short-sleeved). I love this, too, and I bought it in a medium.
Also, everyone, be prepared for a shock. I AM WEARING ALL NEUTRALS. Yes. It is true. The dress is a perfect match for darling CW's eyes and I love that I get to be reminded of her all day just by simply looking at my outfit!
Here is the polyvore. :)
This is the whole outfit on me. The cardigan gives this outfit a sort of "short skirt/long jacket" vibe (I LOVE CAKE--the band--not the food). The sandals are Dr. Scholl's and they really do feel pretty good after all day wear.
The dress is a bit wrinkly (at 2:30 pm and having worn it since 7:30 am) but whatevs (as Mr. Dina would say). I kinda like that because wrinkly fabric=summer in my mind (is that odd?). The cardi is in GREAT shape. And because it was a touch cool this morning (HeidiG., did you wear a scarf?), I threw on this to keep me a bit warm.
This dress hits a few inches above my knee. The upper part of this dress is PERFECT fit on my body. It is like a seamstress came to my house and custom built the bodice just for me. LOVE IT. Or maybe their petite model is actually my twin...which would be very, VERY wrong.
I am showing you this shot because it has pockets. I love pockets on dresses, so long as it doesn't make me look "hippy." And because of the slight A-line to this dress, it doesn't. Phew.
So, petites or short-torsoed ladies, get thee to jcrew.com and get this dress. Just leave one in navy for me, please. ;)