Empire Sweetheart Floor-Length Chiffon Mother of the Bride Dress With Ruffle Crystal Brooch #2223
I saw this dress after shopping our local Bridal Salons and finding the styles dowdy, repetitive,and overpriced, and customer service, even on a "slow day" in 3 different salons left much to be desired.
I wanted something fresh and fashion forward---but appropriate for a Mother of the Groom. I am a plus size, so I feel this style is very flatterIng to a full figure.
I was hesitant to order because JJ's was an online website and I had read some warnings about bridal websites, such as shoddy dresses,stolen designer designs, bad customer service, credit card fraud,etc.
I also read a few complaints from women saying their dresses didn't fit.
I ordered a swatch card first, and was delighted to find the Grape a beautiful shade, exactly what was depicted.
I suggest, If you have doubts about your color choice-- to order a shawl so you can really "see" the color better, or choose between two shades.( Ebay later?)
I also contacted customer service with many questions before ordering, and received prompt, informative responses.
I was still nervous ordering a dress that was half a world away...
All things considered, I took a leap of faith because I really loved this style. I received my dress in the time specified.(Earlier than I expected, actually) The size was true to size.
The material is very luxurious, high quality, and professional hand (weight). The dress has enough support to be worn without a bra.
It is my belief that the gals who are having size problems may just be ordering "their size" and not bothering to take their measurements. It pays to have a professional help you take your measurements! Order your largest measurement and take it "in" from there, or get the JJ's custom sizing.
The 21/4" pin-on crystal brooch is cute, although I am swapping it out for a family heirloom. Due to the design of the dress, it needs a brooch, or decorative where the material is joined underneath it.
I experienced a small concern AFTER the sale. I was able to contact them, via ticket # and JJ's response was both QUICK, PROFESSIONAL, and SATISFACTORY.
I also purchased a small clutch, in purple, style (012005448) which was also made beautifully and came with two chains to be carried your choice of three ways. Good color match
I needed a shawl,(013012528) in a coordinating Grape Chiffon for the church. Exact Match!! I like the fact that you can pick from a selection of your choice in shawls/ jackets.
I couldn't be happier with my purchases!!! I am so glad I didn't let the negative reviews affect my shopping selections at JJ's. I am looking forward to our son's September wedding. I now have a unique and beautiful dress for this very special event.
I can not vouch for other sites. Perhaps they are unscrupulous in their delivery and designs, but I can tell you I would not hesitate to shop again at JJ's house, or to recommend JJ's to anyone with an upcoming special event. BRAVO! BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS!! FANTASTIC CUSTOMER SERVICE!!
Dress was much more beautiful and well made than I had expected.........especially for the price. The dress was a perfect fit, ordering just by size. My only wish is that I could have bought the wrap in a larger size, as it is too tight, but JJ's has offered to help pay for tailoring- Can't beat that!!! It is for my daughter's wedding in Dec, so it all has to be perfect!! Also, amazingly fast shipping. Thanks JJ's!!!!