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J.Crew Talitha Patchwork Dress: Love It or Hate It?

I am not a huge fan of patchwork on clothing. It just reminds me too much of wearing a quilt - no offense to quilts! I am, however, a fan of maxi dresses, which is why I am torn about this J.Crew Talitha Patchwork Dress, $500, brought to my attention by SaraSmile. I love the strong silhouette of the dress but I can do without the lengthy pattern. Still, I am undecided. What about you gals?

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lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
yes, it would be a little hard to pull off bcuz of the length, but I think the solid blue top hem and empire belt cut off the business of the pattern - I want this dress!
lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
I actually luv this!
mb2 mb2 9 years
I love love love this dress! I first saw it in a J Crew catalog and was stunned because I used to make dresses like this--more than 4 years ago. The price is what it costs to make a dress of that nature...lots of seams and accuracy in sewing techniques. I don't think they made a log of these dresses either. The Playa dress they made was similar and came in a short length. I love dresses like this, they make me feel like a princess, but yeah, you definitely get a lot of looks of wonderment.
Basma Basma 10 years
Hate It tooo much colors :P
krisua krisua 10 years
Tooooo bubbly!
JKe895 JKe895 10 years
I love free pattern items but I think this has a little too much going on.
ladydaytrippin ladydaytrippin 10 years
Very cute on a super thin person. Anyone with curves will look preggers. Lady Day
II-katy-II II-katy-II 10 years
kendallina kendallina 10 years
If this was shorter, it'd be cute. It's just too overpowering as a maxi dress.
ashleylynne ashleylynne 10 years
I saw a simliar dress on a girl at a Phish concert - and she made it herself. Not very original. That was probably one of the few places you could wear it. They're a few years too late on this one.
meghankj meghankj 10 years
I think its great. Normally, I have to squeeze my large rear into something to make it look smaller ... now with this the skinny girls can look bigger and I don't have to worry about the control top ;-)
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 10 years
Wayyyy too busy for my taste - plus I'm only 4'11, I'd look ridiculous! Return the shoes? I can't talk to you when you're hysterical.
JerseyJo JerseyJo 10 years
Besides having waaay too much going on, only someone with the bust of a 12 year old boy could wear that dress. So tired of clothes with no room for boobs.
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
i think it's cute but it would be wearable if it were shorter, like a mini-dress. and belted! or chain straps! ow ow!
Drewsfan Drewsfan 10 years
I agree it definitely needs to be shorter, though at this length it would get someone a lot of attention!
Passion4Fashion Passion4Fashion 10 years
I agree with a lot of the others- its just too much long and overwhelming...anyone got a pair of scissors? i used to have a quilt similar to that on my bed and im having flashbacks- way too much fabric.
thedeannamarie thedeannamarie 10 years
This is just too busy for anything but models. Real women could never pull it off.
kayleigh83 kayleigh83 10 years
Who could wear this without looking ridiculous? Maybe a model... other than that, no way. This isn't a dress for real life.
asdaffodil asdaffodil 10 years
definitely should be shorter and at least half the price. yikes!
SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
It is a lot of dress though. I love the fit of the bodice but the skirt is just so long and full, made more so by the pattern. However, on the right person, this could look amazing. Look how it fits that model! Gorgeous.
krystij krystij 10 years
I love the pattern, but I agree, it's just too much for a dress cut like this. Make it shorter, or less full, and it'd be great.
Lala77 Lala77 10 years
sorry for the errors and the missing words, I'm soooooo tired :))
Lala77 Lala77 10 years
actually there is something I like about the dress, it's little to much maybe as a mini dress it would much nicer
mommie mommie 10 years
No, way too much fabric.
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