Rated 5 out of 5 by ncash comfortable dress
This is a very comfortable dress ,I worn it to church and is is very comfortable dress it is just the right length. Will be a good relaxing dress to put on to walk on the beach.I going to but the navy and white when it goes on sale. I have the rose and navy and just love the color
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mimidebbie love love love this dress
Bought the Mariner dress in navy and white in April. Cant tell you how many times I have worn it. It washes well and always looks new. It is my go -to outfit to run errands or go out to lunch. Great with flipflops or a strappy sandal!! Runs large, I wear a size 8,but ordered in small (after reading reviews) and it fits with plenty of room!! Now, LLBean, can you make it in solid colors with long sleeves for the fall?? How cute it would be with tights, boots, and a scarf!! Stripes are nice, but I would buy only one. Solid colors would offer a chance to own a few!!
July 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 4styleandcomfort Nice dress but a bit too roomy in the waist
I like the dress but it was a bit too roomy in the waist area. The bust and hip area fit perfectly. I wanted to keep the dress so I took it in a small amount from below the bust to just above the hip with my sewing machine. Now the entire dress fits perfectly.
June 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Squirrely Really cute dress . ..
I absolutely loved the look of this dress and read the reviews carefully because I was afraid it was too short. I read that one person was 5'8" and weighed 150 pounds and it came to the top of the knee. I am 5'8" and 145 pounds, and it was about three inches above the knee in the medium size. I love the dress but it's too short, so it has to be returned.
June 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by babycham Good quality and fit.
I'm 5'9", 138lbs and pear shaped. I like the fit, though the hemline fell in a strange spot on me (I'm more leg than torso), so I took it up 3 3/4" and it looks great!
As other reviewers have mentioned, the material is a really nice weight, not thin and clingy like so many cotton knit dresses.
May 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by gher If ONLY!
I bought the original color block dress in the solid navy/green and LOVE it! Then recently purchased the rose striped and don't know if I'm going to keep it. I just can't bring myself to put those stripes on my hips. I'm 5'3" , 155 lbs. Why doesn't LLBean put the solid color on the bottom and the stripes on the yoke??? Problem Solved!! and I bet you'd sell ALL of them!!!
May 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by pcsqueen Unflattering Combo: Boxy with Horizontal Stripes
Like the reviewer who posted on 24 May 2013, this dress is just not for me.
I'm not overweight by any stretch of the imagination, and my hip-to-shoulder ratio is proportional. But I am short-waisted and would be happier with myself if I were ten pounds lighter.
While the dress comes in lovely colors, is well-constructed, and made of very nice fabric, it makes me look like a shoebox on legs.
Despite the slight indentation at the waist, the dress is quite baggy. The horizontal strips only accentuate the loose drape AND make it (and my hips) look worse. For me, the length is also problematic; the dress hit slightly below mid-knee - not a good look for me.
I realize that mine is a minority opinion, but if you have a body shape like mine, take heed; you may be returning it, too.
May 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ATXGal Summertime Nautical Dress
I ordered the Mariner Dress in XS, Classic Navy/Paperwhite. For reference, I am 5'3, 123 pounds. I have worn the dress once and received several compliments. I really like the dress and the quality of the material. It is nice for work where the air conditioning in the summer can be chilly. The 3/4 sleeves are perfect for this. The dress is a heavier weight knit fabric so I would recommend wearing this in a chilly office, not outside on a really hot day. I am pleased with my purchase and the quality of the garment. I am petite so the dress is a bit long on me, but it is 100 percent cotton, so I imagine it may shrink up a bit in length which will be fine with me. Overall, I recommend this dress.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by flowerchild48 Love it!
I ordered this dress because I love the French sailor shirts. This dress is just as comfy as one of the shirts. It skims the body without being tight and the arm holes are well fitting. I think I will enjoy wearing this dress for a multitude of occasions.
May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ELLteacher Love It!
Bought the small -- I am 5'3", 114 lbs, and it is perfect!!! I added a belt. Great for work.
April 20, 2014