Rated 3 out of 5 by MBEG Dress size Large
I am 5'8" and 150 lbs. I bought two of these dresses last summer and the colors faded after a couple washes. I found that the waist was high, fabric thin, and the seams in the waist band were uncomfortable next to my skin.
May 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LizzieT Flattering and comfy
I had ordered, and returned, this dress before. I love this style but wasn't so fond of the thin fabric which could cling in the wrong places. (And who wants to wear shapewear under a *summer* dress?)
BUT the navy medallion print was so pretty that I took a chance and ordered it.
I'm glad I did. The cut and fit are perfect and the dark print compensates for the clingy fabric. I also like the fact that the dress is entirely in the print (no contrasting neckband or waistband). This helps in the overall slimming effect.
May 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Warbler11 Loved the dress but neckline too low
The minute I put this dress on, I loved everything about it - except the neckline. I waited to return it, but in the end I knew I would never be comfortable wearing the dress with such a plunging neckline. Very disappointing.
May 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Annerdoodles Soft, Comfortable and terrific fit!
I am 5'2 1/2 inches and 123lbs. This dress is so soft and fits me perfectly. When ordering a two piece outfit I wear a 4 top and a 6 bottom. I ordered this dress in an Xsmall and it fits me like a glove. I prefer dresses just below the knee so I ordered the regular and not the petite. I hope to order more in various colors. Thanks LL bean for a great product.
April 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by cjaynrun Lovely Dress
This is a great dress. I am 5'4" 150 pounds and bought the Large regular. It fits great and falls below the knee. I wear a tank underneath to fill in the V-neck gap and it looks great. It is extremely comfortable as well as easy to care for. I like the empire style since I carry weight at the waistline. I pair it with a shorter length cardigan when necessary. Highly recommend.
April 17, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Silver123 Poor constuction, thin fabric
Hopefully, this is not the norm, but the dress I received was not constructed properly, and there was a large gap under the arm on one side. The fabric was also too thin for my slender but elderly bod.
April 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TropicPrincess1 Amazing fit for this muffin top.
Put it on, fits like a comfortable glove. I love this. Makes me feel 26 again.
5'8", 170 lb - large fits well - I'm busty, so I think it helps fill out the dress top. May have to use a cute butterfly pin to secure between the girls, though. Could use just a but more coverage.
Got the blue floral - nice for hot Florida weather. Am now getting the coral floral.
September 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Comfee Nice
I went up a size so I wouldn't have to safety pin by the chest. It worked well and it's not that much bigger. It's very comfortable.
July 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love2travelToo great summer dress
Just received this dress, slipped it on, and it feels like a second skin. It is so comfortable and flattering that I am looking forward to wearing it. The fabric is thin but hangs nicely, and hopefully will wash and dry well. I am 5'3" and wear size 6/8. The small/petite fits perfectly.
July 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nick0 I might have to buy more.
This is just lovely. The fabric has beautiful drape and flow and is just ridiculously comfortable to wear. My only concern is that the rope print design is painted on the fabric, and I'm not sure how well that application will hold up over multiple washings -- I'm used to L.L. Bean designs being yarn-dyed and woven, so that's a minor disappointment here.
Some reviews mention that the V-neckline seemed a bit plunging, but I thought the neckline was perfectly fine. The surplus cut did gape open a bit in certain body positions, such as if I slouched while sitting in a couch, but not in a totally immodest fashion. If that cut is likely to bother you, fix the gape with a stitch or hide it behind a scarf.
(I'm a 5'4'', 115 lb, B-cup; purchased size Misses Petite XS -- the hemline rested a couple inches below my knee.)
July 14, 2014