Rated 4 out of 5
by travellllller One of the two I ordered had to be returned
I ordered the Cirrus Blue (which looks like Carolina UNC blue)- and the Black. I ordered in my regular size- Large- and they were the correct size. The black looked great- fit perfectly and I am keeping it. The Cirrus Blue was sewn unevenly under the bust. Both dresses are very comfortable- but my eyes were always drawn to the uneven area under the bust on the Cirrus Blue so I am having to return it. The material is very soft. It can get hot if you are out in excessive heat and humidity and it will cling to you- but I plan on wearing these indoors so that won't be a problem. I have to pin the area on the chest where the fabric meets in a V otherwise it would open and expose my bra when I turned or bent down- but I don't mind. I love these type of dresses - but was disappointed in the sewing job this time around. The Cirrus Blue color didn't look really great on me but I would have kept it had it not been odd looking. I find this type of dress from LL BEAN to be extremely comfortable and I continue to order them. I took a few pictures to show the uneven sewing job so you could see what I am talking about. The color in the picture didn't quite come out how it looks in person due to the lighting in the room. Also, the material directly under my bra area would puff out when I would just be standing there in front of the mirror- but I was unable to seem to get that in the picture. There was just something off about the Cirrus Blue one. I look forward to wearing the Black one all summer long. It is very cute and super comfortable.
April 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by orprep you have got to be kidding
Wow this is pajama night gown material I wouldn't dare wear this out in public and forget about church. Very low cut and flimsy I usually love modal material but this isn't substantial enough for a summer dress not even for SC summers.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by momkmouse Love this dress!
I have only worn this dress twice so I haven't washed it yet but it is a great dress. The light blue was a little "blah" so I returned it for the Blue Pine and the reviews are correct; it is a gorgeous vibrant turquoise and I love the color. I also have the black which I haven't worn yet but it will be a perfect "little black dress" to wear anywhere, dressed up or down. I do wish they were a tad longer; I am 5'2", 125# and had to order the Regular Small to get it below my knees (sure hope it doesn't shrink). Actually the 3 Reg Smalls I had here were each a slightly different length and, wouldn't you know, the one I returned was the longest. I will love these on our 28 day South Pacific cruise next October!
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy25y Just got my second one!
Last summer I purchased this dress in a navy print. Now I just received one in black. What a great dress! The fabric drapes and sways as you move. It is as feminine as they come. It fits true to size. I bought Medium, regular for my 5'4", 135 pound frame. The length hits right below the knee, just the way I like it!
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ElizaSue Everyone needs this dress.
I rarely write reviews but this dress is perfect. It is soooooooooo soft and hides all the right things. I just received the one I ordered, tried it on and immediately ordered the other 2 colors. I am an XL Petite so if it looks good on me it will look good on anyone.
March 12, 2014
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