Rated 5 out of 5áby Amy57 Great summer dress!
Great fit, material and color, and washes well in cold water, and dries very quick! I have worn this little navy dress on several occasion with the enclosed belt, with low heel sandals, also with a wide jute and gold belt and gold wedges, and with a white cardigan while shopping in the chilly department stores.
Please offer it in more colors
June 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby CardFan Perfect dress!
This dress is THE best dress ever! It arrived folded in a bag without one wrinkle! This tells me it will be perfect for travel which is why bought it! Great, soft fabric and bra friendly. You must make this Bean purchase! You will love it! Look out Tahiti - I am on my way!
May 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby CozyInNewEng Easy summer dress
I ordered this dress in both the navy and striped versions, along with the Fine Gauge Cropped Cardigan in Field Poppy to wear with both dresses--the colors coordinate very well, even though the cardigan is more orange than the stripe in the dress, it works!
I ordered Mediums in both dresses, because the Smalls were sold out, but am glad I did. I checked with CS to get the garment measurements first (wish LL Bean would post garment measurements will their products) and found out that the Medium is 34" across the bust, so I knew it would fit me fine. I am 34-30-40 and often have trouble finding dresses that drape well in the back and don't make me look bigger than I am. Happy to say I finally found a winner!
The dresses are very flattering to my figure, although the horizontal stripes aren't *amazing.* I carry my weight in my tummy and if I wasn't wearing the cardigan with the dress, it might not look so good. Not sure it was the best design choice to place the horizontal stripes on the torso portion of the dress, but I can get away with it.
Reasons for 4 stars instead of 5:
1. Material. While it feels amazing, polyester? Really? For the price a better choice of material could have been chosen.
2. Neckline. It's a little too low-cut for my taste, so I have to wear a cami underneath to feel modest enough. This is annoying, esp. in the hot summer months, but it's hard to find a fashionable modest dress these days. I do, however, appreciate the length. I am 5'4" and it covers my knee just enough without looking frumpy. Thank you for making a knee length dress this season!
I handwashed them once and let them lay flat to dry and they turned out great, so no issues there.
Oh yeah...got the multi woven belt to wear with the navy dress like the model---looks awesome, even with the cardigan!
April 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby yvart Lovely summer dress but sizing is off
Based on the L.L. Bean signature sizing, I ordered a Large. It shipped very quickly, but I was disappointed that it was HUGE on me. I am 5'9" 38 bust, 30 waist. It fit like a size 14 or 16, simply floating on me. The fabric is very nice, smooth, soft, good drape, and I can imagine wearing this on a hot day with red sandals and big hoop earrings. I have ordered the Medium to try, they say it is only 5/8 inch shorter than the Large. I see the Small and XSmall are sold out. I hope in the future LL Bean Signature gets its sizing sorted out so that one can order in confidence and not have to do these time consuming returns! I was also disappointed that the little cardigans were already sold out (and no re-order) to go with this ... The depth of stock seems quite limited. Good Luck, L.L. Bean Signature! The concept is great, execution not so much.
April 19, 2013