Trying to get this post up today, so pardon the poor(er) image quality! Sadly this dress in black is already sold out at James Perse, but it’s still available in gray at James Perse for $79 in all sizes. And in black at Shopbop in size 0 and 1 for $122. **check the comments on the fit guide & swap post, a reader has this dress available in size 4!!!
I sized up to a size 3 in this dress because I wanted to be sure it fit my hips, so at first I was a little conflicted about the fit. I have been obsessed with it since I tried it on in the store many months ago, and couldn’t wait to get it at such a great price. It fits, but does cling a little bit to my hips. I think this material will stretch a little (I have a long skirt that’s also recycled crepe that stretches a bit), so it will loosen up there, but aside from that, it’s quite roomy in the waist and the shoulders are a teeny bit wide. The more I look at it and think about it, the size is perfect though – if I’d gotten the 2 it would have been shorter, and less comfortable. And I probably would have had to wear shapewear with it, which is against my new rules for adding to my wardrobe.
Ultimately, I definitely recommend this dress as an alternative to fitted, and in an interesting slightly textured material. It’s warm for 90+ degree heat, but will be wonderful this fall, even with the 3/4 length sleeves. Also, the flare isn’t too extreme, which I really like. It’s a basic, easy dress that looks great with lots of shoe options also – I can see myself wearing this for travel with sneakers or my birkenstocks, but dressed up a little with heels. Or my version of heels anyway LOL.
The gray is really lovely also, if I wasn’t trying to MINIMIZE my closet, I’d get it in gray too, but that is NOT necessary. But if you like the shape of the dress and your size in black is sold out, I think gray is worth a try.
I also got the boxy collage top in white, which is great, but also too warm to wear right now. It needs a cami underneath because it’s quite sheer, but I love the drape and the neckline. I got a size 2.
Also, since I know a lot of you guys got things you can’t wear, or are still looking for things that have sold out, I am going to create a separate post that will allow you to leave comments with items you have and don’t want, or are still looking for so you guys can trade or sell to other JP fans. I will not accept any responsibility for anything going wrong though, so please post/buy at your own risk. I’ll get the post up later this afternoon. **here you go!
I’m also going to do another post with fit feedback from you guys on things you bought, so if you have any input, please leave a comment either here with details, or on the original sale post. Thank you!!!