J.Crew's New Dresses Are Shockingly Pretty—16 You'll Regret Not Buying ASAP


(Image credit: @tylynnnguyen; PICTURED: J.Crew Collection Invite Dress ($160))

I had some time before a dinner this week and decided to treat myself to a quick game of dress-up in the J.Crew dressing rooms. Not because I intended to buy anything, but rather just for fun. Little did I know when I pulled open the doors of the brand's Fifth Avenue store that I was about to stumble upon the motherload, otherwise known as dozens of new dresses, all of which are perfect for spring.

Though my reservation time didn't allow me to try on every freshly dropped dress, I did get to test-drive a few of them. From that, I can say with 100% clarity that you're missing out if you don't follow my lead and check out the selection, specifically the slip dresses, linen frocks, and sequin numbers, all of which could be worn for casual errands, brunches, or chic dinners out. Hell, most of the dresses below could be worn to any of the dozens of weddings it seems we're all invited to this spring and summer. But there's no need to blindly trust me. Keep scrolling to let the 16 dresses ahead do the talking. 

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.