10 Affordable Ruffle Sleeve Dresses for Summer

August 7, 2018 5 comments

Dainty details are what make a classic floral dress even prettier. Ruffle sleeve dresses, with folds cascading down the side or hanging at the end of a bell sleeve, add a touch of romance to your look. I found this lovely floral number in-store at J.Crew on extra sale for only $40.

J.Crew Mercantile drapey tie-front dress in French floral

J.Crew Summer Floral Dress

Navy Florals

Summer Florals

Tie-Front Dress

Have You Heard of J.Crew Mercantile?

This dress is actually from the J.Crew Mercantile line — what you’d find at Factory, but in a regular non-outlet store. Apparently Mercantile opened in 2015, but I’m only now noticing it as it’s more prominent online. The new branding is a way for J.Crew to appeal to customers who missed the traditional preppy J.Crew style, but want more affordable prices. My question is if it’s now available at J.Crew, what motivation will people have to go out of their way to the outlet malls to shop at Factory?

Am I the only one who misses the extra sparkle that Jenna Lyons brought to J.Crew? Towards the end it was a bit over the top. But when she first took over, I was really excited about what I’d see when I walked into J.Crew. I know that a lot of major chain stores find their discount brands are doing better than their other labels (i.e. Old Navy vs. Gap or Banana Republic). But I’m wondering what exactly J.Crew stands for right now. It seems to be in limbo and I hope it survives. What do you think?

Floral Ruffle Sleeve Dresses You’ll Love

Whether you still love J.Crew or not, there’s plenty of style to go around. These floral ruffle sleeve dresses are fun for the summer and won’t break the bank — starting at $36.


Looking for other romantic date night dresses? Try these polka dot dresses.

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