Rated 5 out of 5 by Busyoldlady Great Dress
Purchased the multi and red/blue stripe and love them both. I'm 5 ft. 6 ins. 125 lbs. with a 33 bust and large hips and size 6 fit perfect . I find that dresses are cooler in the summer then shorts and a T. Perfect fabric for our hot and humid days.
April 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rexa Too much skirt
Really lovely fabric, butjust too much fabric below the waist ... Wish it was unlined for a more modern fit.
April 5, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by M612 So pretty, but too poofy
Beautiful fabric, but too much skirt. I have a fairly long torso, and the waist fell about two inches above my natural waist. So the skirt started to poof way too high on me. It ended up being really frumpy in person, especially with a cardigan. I'm 5'4", and it fell just past my knees in size 4.
April 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RIYogaGirl Second Dress in this Style
I really like the Signature Poplin Dresses. I recently ordered the black and white polka dot and can't wait to wear it. Well made and appropriate for work or dinner. I plan on ordering a couple more dresses in other colors to wear to work this summer.
April 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Buffalogal2013 not up to LLBean standards
I usually love LLBean clohes. This was the most diappointing article that I have ever purchased from LLB. The dress looks like a $30 special. It arrived in a mass of wrinkles. I ordered my usual size. It fit across the bust but gaped at the armholes and across my back. The flair of the skirt looked like ti belonged on a little girl. This is definitely going back. Very disappointed.
March 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by rowa4peter A little short waisted
I love the material, the neckline, the length, and especially the pockets. I am 5'10 and size six; the waist is quite short on me. I don't know if it is just my body but the belt ties lower than the seam at the waist! Still love it though.
March 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by scampeau Classy, Modest, Professional Dress
Overall: This dress is exactly the style that I look for. I have a very modest style and often find it challenging to find clothing that meets my needs as a young professional as well as in casual settings without looking matronly. The dress is well constructed and is a very classic style. The pockets are a lovely addition as well, without adding extra bulk to the skirt. It has a very 50's housewife feel which I love.
Fit: I am a standard size 4, sometimes petite, with a pretty curvy, muscular body type. At 5'3" I actually liked the regular sizing, hitting just below the knee. My measurements are roughly 35-29-40, and this dress fits beautifully in the hips with plenty of room, and fits well in the waist. The dress is a little snug in the chest area but not enough to justify a return or exchange for a larger size (34D, anyone larger may need to consider a larger size for comfort since the dress does not stretch). As many other reviewers suggested the waist fits tighter than most size 4 dresses I have worn in the past. However, as a curvy girl this actually makes the dress even more perfect for me.
I have already purchased this dress in 3 colours/patterns and instantly fell in love with them all. Can't wait to save up and get a few more. Keep this style, please!
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SusieQT123 omg, the cutest dress ever!!
I bought this dress in the red-blue stripe. I simply cannot wait to wear it on the 1st really warm day this spring!! It is the best purchase I have made from my friends here at LLBean. I love the pockets!, - ....great design touch!! I recommend that you watch the size chart carefully-- It ran small, as I bought one size up from my normal dress size. A possible small adjustment in design if anyone from the design team reads these.......the arm pit-front might need a stitch or two just to tack-it down. It would be good to have some darts for us with fuller figures. But-- it didn't stop me from giving it 5 stars.... it is a true show-stopper.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DressLoverNY Perfect Fit
I'm 5'3 and roughly 140 pounds. This dress fits perfectly. I understand what reviewers mean about the back gap but it's not a huge deal. The quality of the dress is good, the zippers are coated metal and it looks very elegant. I would recommend this dress 100%. The only con might be makeup getting on the collar but that's a given for any dress
December 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HPH48 Classic design, hidden details make it a winner!
I purchased this dress because it is a blank slate with great potential. The cut and quality make it a beautiful stand-alone piece, yet the simplicity leaves it incredibly versatile.
I'm slim, but have a large bust and broad shoulders. This dress fits me well, but tailoring might be necessary for narrow-shouldered customers. The armholes are a good size-- I had plenty of mobility, yet felt completely covered.
My favorite details are the hidden pockets and the snaps designed to hold your bra straps in place. I wore this dress to a wedding and could hide my phone in my pocket and dance without looking disheveled or stopping to hoist up my bra.
I did have to iron this dress after traveling with it, but the wrinkles were minimal. A less persnickety person wouldn't have bothered. The pleats have stayed creased well, and I haven't had to iron the belt.
This was my first L. L. Bean Signature purchase, and I am looking forward to exploring the rest of the line!
October 17, 2014