Rated 5 out of 5 by Swiftmom Love this dress
This is a very comfortable, stylish and versatile dress. I am a teacher and tend to wear mostly pants and tops, so I have few dresses in my closet. The day I wore this to school, I got quite a few compliments on looking "professional". I purchased a petite, x-small and it fits just fine (I'm five feet tall, 107 lbs.). I love the fabric. I bet it will travel well. It can easily be worn casually or dressed up depending on shoes and accessories. Glad I bought this dress!
October 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mtnmama321 Nice and versatile
I was pleasantly surprised by this dress, as I'm curvy and just had a baby. The drape was lovely, although I have paired it with control top tights, which maybe made for a better experience than some of the other reviewers mentioned. I wear slips sometimes too(oh so old -fashioned!), which would probably make it look even better. I like that I will be able to wear this through the fall and winter, but it would probably be too heavy for the summer. It looks great paired with boots and I look forward to mixing in some other belts too. I have trouble with many shirt dresses, either in the hips or boobs, but this one seems designed to skim over those in such a way that its neither too tight or too loose. Flattering. Happy with this new closet staple.
October 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by onereviewer Poor Quality Construction
The fabric in this dress is beautiful - substantial with a beautiful drape (one star for the fabric). The quality of construction is EXTREMELY POOR (no stars for the construction). After washing per the instructions, the collar, placket and cuffs bubbled, the front placket shrunk causing gaps between buttons and the seams puckered. I work in a professional office - this dress looked awful and I will not consider wearing it again.
October 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Zigadabee I like this Dress
LLBean clothing rarely fits me-but I pulled this out of the bag, popped it over my head and felt good to go.
My size is 5'2" and about 105 lbs/with a straight as a board shape, no waist and tiny hips The PXS fits nice-not too tight and not too big
The sleeves are the right length, the fabric is substantial and I like the seaming detail that seems to add a little bit of shape to me. The length hits mid knee or just below the knee
One issue that sits wrong with me is that the top button at the neck is not spaced in line with the other buttons-but I guess that one might expect to wear the top button undone. AND No pockets.Awww.
The dress begs to be worn with a nice jacket.The tan color is somewhat golden and will accessorize with a variety of colors
Shoot! I typically make my own clothing-but this dress is okay by me.
September 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bookgarden Not pear shaped enough for me
Several reviewers said that this dress would only work on an extreme pear shape. I was excited to hear that since I fit into that category, and love the look of a shirt dress. Unfortunately for me I must be too extreme of a pear...size 14 pants; size 10-12 top. I loved the raspberry color and weight of the fabric so I was sad to have to return. I'll stick with the A line.
September 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Reviewer721 Heavy fabric, shapeless dress
The marketing of the knit dress that was "indispensable" was appealing, so I ordered the dress in black. Took it out of the plastic bag and could feel the heft of the fabric. Too hot in the indoor heating of winter. Has white buttons (why not black?) and a flimsy tie belt. Just hung on me, no shape. Returning it, unfortunately.
August 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CurvyOne Pleasantly Suprised
I was skeptical with this purchase as I am hard to fit. Dresses usually run too small in the hips and too big in the bust. Hence, I usually stick with a skirt and top. I was pleasantly surprised with the fit and quality of this dress. I am VERY curvy and the dress fell smoothly over my hips and thighs without being too big on top. It is true to size for me. The tencel fabric feels soft and lovely. It is also wrinkle free and a little more heavy than I expected but I believe it adds to the quality of the dress. I like the roll tab on the sleeves as well because it makes it a 3/4 sleeve length. I do not like material on my lower arms when I am using my computer. I am 5'4" and the hem of the skirt hits at my knee cap. I plan to order the khaki dress today.
May 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Reviewer721 Frumpy dress
Fabric is heavy but clings in spots. Unflattering cut - unless wearer is extreme and I mean extreme pear shaped.
April 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shopasaurus Discriminating shopper
I have been an LLBean shopper for many years and will continue as one. This particular dress was a disappointment because of the fabric. It is too thin and the dress did nothing for me. The other shirt dress I purchased from the Signature collection last year was in wool, and I love it. If this dress had been made in wool, I would have kept it. I ordered it in a size small, and the fit was perfect, but I sent it back for the above reasons.
December 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AlexJ High Quality and Fits Great
I bought this for my wife per her request from the catalog, dress fits well, looks great on her and is warm for these fall days.
November 1, 2012