Rated 5 out of 5 by HHHappy Can't Get Enough of This Mariner Dress!
I first bought this dress in navy with white stripes (which I love to wear with a red belt and accessories) -- but I now have 5 of them: navy and white; blue and white; pink and navy; green and navy; and light brown and pink stripes.
I've found this dress to be especially good to take along when traveling. It packs well, it isn't clingy, and it's versatile, making it suitable for almost any situation or restaurant: it's a great casual look when worn with flats, or it can be dressed up with heels and a belt or scarf.
Thank you, LL Bean! (And I would love to see this same knit dress in solid colors!)
December 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PaxTeCum Super cute and conservative
I'm very happy with this dress. The magenta color is vibrant but not gawdy, the length is modern but modest, and I look well-dressed as a mom. I recently wore it to a wedding, Sunday Mass, and work in the office. I like it with tights. The cotton knit is tight and strong and the fibers have a sheen.
December 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LillyGal Comfortable go to dress
I purchased the Navy and Marine blue dress first and when I found how comfy it was and washed well I ordered the raspberry/Navy dress. I find them very flexible and can be dressed up or with tights for a more casual look. I am 5'7", 135 lbs and the medium fits great. The fabric is a nice weight for almost year round wear (probably not for hot summer temps) and hangs well (just above the knee) As I wash most of my clothes in cold water and dry on delicate the dresses did not shrink - I would be cautious though. I took the dresses out after the first 10 minutes and let them finish drying on a hanger. They travel well.
December 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnnapolisMomof4 Perfect anytime dress
This dress is absolute perfection. You can dress it up with some cute shoes and nice jewelry, you can dress it down with flip flops, you can wear it in the fall/winter with tights and boots. I honestly cannot say enough. It is flattering for all body shapes too. Personally, I am 5'6 and 155 lbs and ordered the Medium and it fits perfectly and hugs all the right places while hiding the wrong places ;) Get this dress, you will not regret it.
December 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by BoiseNoise Neckline doesn't work for me
This dress was cute, and fit well. Unfortunately, the neck was so wide that my bra straps showed on both sides simultaneously, so back it goes. Comment on length: I ordered the petite (I am 5' 1"), and it came to just barely above my knees. It would be really helpful if descriptions listed the actual length of the dress, or perhaps the height of the model shown wearing it.
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suzabeth Comfortable, Stylish Dress
I loved the look of this dress, and the other positive reviews. I usually wear a medium (a 12 or so), but based on other reviews, I ordered this dress in a Large, in the navy/white stripe. It is a perfect fit. Not baggy, not quite form fitting, but does skim my figure in a good way. I am not too busty, but have a bit of a tummy. This dress hides that, but does not at all look like I am wearing a frumpy or baggy dress. It can be casual or dressy, and looks great with a cute jean jacket. The fabric is fairly thick, but not uncomfortably so. Really great dress - glad I bought it. If you are a size 12-14, I would size up to a large.
October 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by hopeandcharles Comfortable dress doubles as maternity wear!
I normally wear a Petite Small (4'8", 130 lbs) but purchased this dress in a Petite Medium to wear during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. At 30 weeks it's a bit shorter (right at the knees) and more snug than when I first purchased, but still fits great and is wonderfully comfortable; the fabric is substantial and washes beautifully. I anticipate being able to wear this piece through the remainder of my pregnancy, but taller ladies looking to do the same may have better luck wearing it is a tunic paired with leggings or slim pants. Whatever your needs, this is an incredibly forgiving style and I'm looking forward to purchasing one in my usual size postpartum.
September 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by julia111111 Perfect dress!
I rarely review items online, but this dress could not be more perfect. It fit true to size (petite XS for 5'2", 115 lbs). I've tried so many striped dresses and tees from other brands that are much too thin. The fabric is the perfect weight, thick enough that I don't feel like I need a slip to disguise any lumps and bumps. It is cute with a belt and without. I want one in every color!
August 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by elgirl The real truth
After reading reviews that this dress was too short in the petite sizes, I got the regular large. I'm 5 ' 3 1/2", my measurements are 40-33-42. The regular large hung 2-3 inches below my knees & I looked like a total frump. This 60 yr. young girl with sass, class & a bit of an a#%, will be wearing this dress in the middle of my knees with flip flops and a messy pony tail. A petite replacement is on its way. This companies service is exceptional as always & is sending my petite large out "express" in the morning. Fabric is midweight & looks adorable, even on a retired "deck hand" like me. Thank you LL bean for maintaining your high standards of customer service & clothing of quality.
August 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigredtruck my favorite dress
Just received my second mariner dress. On Sunday I usually change clothes after church, but this dress is so comfy I just wear it all day long.
Both my dresses are size medium, I am 5'4", 145. The weight of the fabric is what makes the dress so comfortable, although it's a little heavy when temps exceed 80 degrees. For summer I wear with sandals or Keds. In colder weather I add a pair of leggings or tights, boots and a scarf. Love classics like this that I can wear until it's worn out!
August 3, 2015