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
Rated 5 out of 5 One of my favorites
This is one of my favorite dresses. I have it in Red/Blue and the Grey/White and am thinking about the Navy/Turquoise. It's easy and still nice enough to wear out. The only thing that would make it better is pockets. I'd like to not have a purse with me sometimes.
July 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by woodsidegirl great workhorse
I was searching for a comfortable cotton dress for the summer and happened across this instead. I couldn't be happier though. Nice weight, breathable fabric, machine washable, who could ask for more. NOT made in China is a bonus. I'm a teacher, 5'2" and 160#. The Petite Large fits perfect and has plenty of wiggle room. Perfect length, falls at my knee. Sooo comfortable, I can't wait to wear this to work. I can also see that it would travel well.
I bought the Dark Sable as a change of pace from my usual color palette. Beautiful. I will be buying a couple more, it's just hard to decide from all the other great color choices.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MEDWgoWildcats A wonderful dress!!
I love this dress! The fabric is a nice weight--not flimsy or see through but not too heavy either. The style is flattering even on my slightly pudgy body! The three buttons on one shoulder are a nice touch. This dress is suitable for all ages--last Sunday at church, a young woman (just going to college) had this dress on and I had worn mine (different colors, fortunately!) and I thought it looked great on both of us! This dress is a great value and I highly recommend it!
July 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBean4tina Mariner Dress
I have this dress in the red and blue stripes. It looks great on and feels very comfortable! My favorite dress this season and looks great with a denim jacket!
June 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ohiowoodswalker Mariner dress
I love the dresses and the new sable/woodrose color. However, they are too short. It looks somewhat sad to see a woman my age showing her knees. I'm not that tall, 5'8" and would love to wear more of the Bean dresses. Most are this annoyingly short length, made for someone 20 years old and 5'3". why??? Is that your target group?
June 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bastian Always gets a compliment
Every time I wear this dress I get compliments. I ordered the red, and it is a bright, true red with navy stripes. It is boxy, as other reviewers have said, but if you have curves, it looks great, and if you have too many curves, it flows right over the trouble spots. I am 5'5" and usually wear a size 14. The size large fits perfectly and ends right at my knee. It looks great with navy flats. My only caution would be to say that this is a dress for a cooler summer day, or an air-conditioned office. This fabric is soft and comfy, but it is a substantial weight, so I wouldn't wear it if the temp was above 80 degrees.
June 26, 2015