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J Crew vs Top Wedding

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Buy Your Bridesmaid Dresses at Dessy Today! One of the most memorable, special moments in your life is your wedding day. Deciding which of your friends and loved ones will surround you at the altar as part of your wedding party is an important part of the event, and coordinating your bridesmaid dresses can be a fun, yet challenging, experience.

You may want all of your attendants to wear the exact same dress with perfectly-matching color, or you may opt to give them the freedom to choose the style that fits their personalities - or you may be a bridesmaid yourself, and youíre looking for the attire that will match what your bride-to-be friend or family member has asked you to find.

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3.5 stars
J Crew

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J.Crew is retailer known for its NYC-designed, classic with a twist" apparel line that has expanded in recent years to include Wedding Gowns and Bridesmaid Dresses. True to their traditional classic styling and simple lines, J.Crew's Bridesmaid Dresses look like clothing that could easily be worn for other occasions, such as a cocktail party or a formal night on a cruise.

The majority of the Bridesmaid Dresses at J.Crew are available in regular and tall sizes 00 through 16, with a few styles in sizes 18 and 20 and petite sizes up to 12. Shoppers can see other customers' reviews below each dress, which indicate the overall fit from "runs small" to "runs large". J.Crew also provides an online size chart to help ladies get the best possible fit. J.Crew dress experts are easily reachable via phone or email, to answer any questions the bride or her bridesmaids have about sizing, colors, and more prior to making a purchase.

J.Crew continues to make shopping for a Bridesmaid Dress as worry-free as possible by offering a fantastic return policy: dresses in unused condition may be returned a full 60 days from the date of purchase, either via UPS for $5 (which J.Crew does deduct from the refund amount) or to one of their retail store locations. Shipping is fast: 3-6 business days, just like their regular apparel. We were amused and pleased by J.Crew's promise to even track down out-of-stock items at the last minute, because they "know people" who can get it done. J.Crew also offers free shipping on all orders of $150 or more, so bridesmaids may want to order their dresses at the same time when possible.

We were surprised that J.Crew's selection of Bridesmaid Dresses was larger than their options for Wedding Dresses - helping to keep them closer to competitive with other retailers of Bridesmaid Dresses in our review.

We like J.Crew's friendly approach to customer service, particularly in regards to their shipping and return policies. We're confident that if a bride finds her Bridesmaids' Dresses among their somewhat limited selection, the shopping experience is likely to be a positive one.

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2 stars
Top Wedding

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Top Wedding features over 500 Bridesmaid Dresses in a variety of styles, colors, and fabrics, all priced under $300. The website makes it easy to sort through all of the available dresses using the left-hand navigation to narrow down their options by several categories, including body shape, neckline, hemline, and season. Additionally, shoppers can search according to the dress designer, but given that Top Wedding doesn't carry well-recognized names like Oleg Cassini or Vera Wang, that may not be a helpful distinction.

Top Wedding's customer reviews are, at best, inconsistent. While some shoppers have indicated that the dress the received met their expectations, that their purchase was shipped in a timely fashion, and that customer service provided prompt attention, others were not as satisfied. A significant number of customers indicated that their orders were never delivered and that refunds were hard to come by, or that the Bridesmaid Dress they received was poor in quality compared to the images featured on the website. These negative reviews, along with an F rating with the Better Business Bureau, make us wonder if bridesmaids will get the dresses they order on time and if they will be high-quality garments.

Given that the site clearly explains that each dress requires tailoring time, it appears that Top Wedding is similar to other China-based retailers we reviewed: rather than carrying an inventory of dresses from well-known designers and brands, they make each dress as it is ordered, often a copy of a more recognized style without attributing it to its creator.

Top Wedding's return policy is unsatisfying: the return policy page explains that there are no returns or exchanges on Dresses, unless it is the wrong size or color from what was ordered. However, looking at Top Wedding's more detailed instructions for processing a return, the strict criteria to get a return accepted make it unlikely that most returns will actually be approved by the customer service department. Even though some reviews show satisfied customers, Top Wedding's low grade and lack of accreditation with the BBB, coupled with apparently less-than-reliable customer service and dress quality, lead us to give Top Wedding lower marks.

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If you limit your search only to local bridal and formalwear stores, youíre likely to come away aggravated and empty-handed. Bridesmaid dress selection may be extremely limited, and youíll find yourself at the mercy of the retailers with respect to pricing.

Fortunately, finding the right Bridesmaid dress becomes much easier when you shop for your dress online. In just a matter of minutes, you can easily search through thousands of options in a rainbow of colors and a wide variety of styles until you spot just the right dress.

Of course, not all online retailers selling bridesmaid dresses are the same. You will want to keep in mind several key points as you begin the hunt for your outfit:

  • Selection. How many bridesmaid dresses does the retailer offer, and are they typically in-stock? The more options you have to choose from, the more likely it is that youíll find a dress that matches what your bride has in mind.
  • Quality. Does the retailer sell original dresses or knock-off replicas of designer gowns? Do the dresses shown online match what is eventually delivered to the customer, especially with respect to fabrics and detailing?
  • Return Policy. If the bridesmaid dress is delivered and you want to return itóthe sizing is off, or the color is different from how it looked online, for exampleócan you return it?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Bridesmaid Dress stores available today. We hope this information helps you find that perfect bridesmaid dress for your wedding attendants, or for your friendís beautiful wedding!

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