Rated 4 out of 5 by BeanintheNorth Easy Summer Style
This is a great little workhorse of a dress! I am typically wary of knit dresses, because I've had some terrible experiences with cling! But, this dress falls so gracefully and the empire waist is very flattering. I took a chance on this dress when it was on a two-a-day-markdown and I'm so glad I did! I bought the "cirrus blue" and it's a lovely colour for spring and summer! I've got plans to order the black, because everyone can use a black dress. I am 5'7" and 140 lbs. I wear a 36D and while I agree that the neckline is quite low, it is very feminine and beautiful. (I easily modified it with a tiny little tack stitch, just to be sure.) I've dressed this up for an evening garden party, met some old friends for lunch in it and I've worn it to the beach with a great, big sun hat and I felt both pretty and suitably dressed in all three places! In my opinion, this dress should be a staple in every woman's spring/summer wardrobe.
September 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ldshopper pretty dress
I took a chance on this dress and was pleasantly surprised. The aqua sky print is lovely, but perhaps a bit darker than it appears on screen. I am short and plump and wear a 38D bra. I sometimes find that empire style garments tend to make me look several months pregnant. This was NOT the case with this dress. The petite extra large worked well with my figure. It is a bit low cut on top but my bra was totally covered. I expect that the few wrinkles in the dress will disappear after it is hung up. Thanks LLBean for a great summer dress!
August 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by mocha2112 Too low cut for me
I have this is the coral and I like the fabric and color but the cut on the neck line is too low for my tastes. The material is very comfortable alone but I found it hard to try and layer a camisole under it without it looking bulky. Last time I wore it on a hot day, I wore a button down over it which helped me be less subconscious about the neckline. I really wanted to love this dress because the material and skirt are great and very comfortable on hot summer days but it's really not a favorite in my closet.
August 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jhnarqu Beautiful
I loved this dress at first sight. Easy to wear and modest. Negative reviews state the dress is too thin but I don't think so. The description clearly says jersey knit, this is a thin soft material. Perhaps some women need to learn about fabric and how to dress for their body type. I am 5'7 on thin side with an hourglass figure and the dress looks perfect.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by donnalynne Wonderful surprise
I am 5'7 and 120 lbs and over 55. This dress is PERFECT in the extra small. It is NOT too low cut, the armholes are perfect and the length "age appropriate" slightly below my wrinkly knees. I just ordered another one. Great for hot Houston weather and an upcoming trip to Spain.
August 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanShopper2001 Comfortable and Great Fit!
This dress is perfect!! It's beautiful, comfortable and is a great fit. I'm purchasing it for a Mediterranean Cruise but I think I will wear it a lot. I hope you get more of these in as they're out of stock in other colors.
July 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2random A "must" for travel
I purchased two of these dresses for a recent trip to Europe. What a great buy!
They are flattering and hide all my figure flaws. They pack down to almost nothing which is a real plus when you can only take one small bag for a full month of exploring and shake out to virtually wrinkle free after bing packed for several days.
I find a dress is my favourite to sightsee in as they are easy to slip on and don't cling in humid or hot weather. I always felt well dressed and comfortable whenever I wore them. The length of these is great for both day and night and with just the addition of a clunky necklace or scarf they can be dressed up for all but the most formal events.
They are a great value in comparison to much of the "travel wear" I looked at when planning this trip and were so versatile I plan on purchasing the similarly styled dresses with short and long sleeves for travel in other seasons.
I look forward to taking these on many more vacations and will be watching for other colours and styles to add to my LLBean holiday wardrobe.
Thanks for a great dress!
July 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by FlowerGirl Blue Pine is really bright turquoise!
Dress seems comfortable and looks flattering, but the Blue Pine color is dramatically off what is pictured. I read previous comments and a couple of people had mentioned that, but I thought I'd try it myself. The Blue Pine in the description looked soooo perfect. But it is truly a bright, bright turquoise.Nothing as subtle as the photos show. Mine is going back.
July 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shylucy My Summer "Uniforms"
I ordered this dress in Coral and Aqua, in a size M. Now I am going to live in them...comfortable and so flattering! I often order a L to "make sure", but these Ms fit beautifully! Couldn't be happier!
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cin1295 LOVE THIS DRESS
This dress is the best fitting dress that I have purchased this year. It is PERFECT!!
The top is not too low and the empire waste fits smoothly. It is extremely comfortable to wear casually or for a dinner.
I ordered this in the Dark Indigo Floral and I just have to purchase another color or two.
July 7, 2013