Rated 3 out of 5 by missuschung Heavy
The material is heavy and thick. It does not drape as a light linen fabric would.
October 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by leening conservative
I bought this dress because one reviewer noted that it was attractive on her and she was older than I am. It is very good quality and nicely covers the knees.
I returned it because I possibly bought a bigger size than I needed. Bought large and should have bought medium or maybe even small.
Of course it is linen and requires ironing but it was easy to iron even for me.
September 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by IlovemyMaltese Good, but needs improvement
Pros: Pleasantly surprised about the nice fabric. Dried in dryer and didn't need as much ironing as I would have expected with linen fabric.
Cons: Seems a bit narrow in the shoulders/upper back for the size. I can't move my arms comfortably when the sleeves are at full length because the sleeves are dragging on my forearms. Sleeves are very bulky when rolled making dress feel uncomfortable when weather is hot and humid. I have to roll the sleeves before putting the dress on to give a neater appearance. Therefore, I will be cutting the sleeves off and hemming to just above elbow length to make the dress more comfortable for summer wear.
I'm 5'4" and the length is a bit too short. Adding 2 more inches would give a more professional appearance.
Size: According to the size chart, I measure for a 12 in tops, but a 14 in pants. I prefer loose fitting clothing, so the size large in this dress works for me.
Color: The rose color is nice. The other colors are too drab for summer, and are more suitable for fall.
I would buy this dress again if improvements are made.
September 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gardenbug well made, great everyday dress
After reading the revues, I ordered a medium rather than my usual small, and opted for the regular length, as I prefer the skirt to cover my knees. For information, I am 5' 3", 137lbs, 37", 31", 38", with broad shoulders, and the medium fit perfectly. I ordered the large too, as some reviewers had recommenced going up two sizes, but that was massive on me, The weight of the linen fabric means that the dress does not crumple as much as I'd thought it would - today there is heat index of over 100, and I still feel comfortable. The quality is great - a wonderful everyday dress that you can move in, without feeling restricted. The dress washed well, but unless you want to feel like a crumpled dish towel, a suggest ironing. On the other hand, a few creases are to expected with real linen!
July 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Beza Not really light
I bought this dress because the description indicated that it was light enough for summer days; however, the fabric feels quite heavy and I'd say this is more of a fall dress instead of summer. The color is also a bit dead for summer. Nevertheless, quality is good and it fits well, though I have not worn mine due to the weather here being tropical where this is not the ideal dress.
June 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LABeanFan Great Dress!
I'm 5'8", wear a size 14 and ordered this dress in Steel Blue, size Large. The fit is the tinest bit too big, but I'm guessing it may shrink a little when washed which is fine. Length is perfect at just barely below my knees. Unlike a couple of others who posted here, I love the fabric and find the weight and thickness to be just perfect. The stiching on the dress is especially well done and all the buttons appear to be stiched securly. Very pleased overall and received some lovely compliments from my coworkers who wanted to know where I found this dress. Will be ordering another one in a different color later this week. :)
June 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by julk Cute Dress and does not run small
Based on all the reviews and this running small, I ordered a Large whereby I usually wear a Medium, it was HUGE. I have returned it and ordered my normal size and we'll see how that is. Other than that, the dress is cute, the material is good and it seems to be constructed well. If the Medium is good this will be a staple in my wardrobe for seasons to come !
May 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by HappyGma6 Disappointed in fabric and quality
I wore the dress once after ironing it and it wrinkled like "crazy".
Washed it thinking it would soften up and had to "steam and size" it to get the wrinkles out! Never put it on again.
While ironing...the hem was wrinkled beyond ironing.
This is the first time I have been disappointed in an LLBean product.
Plan to return it. Just purchased in April 22, 2013
May 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by lizziebeth Surprised and disappointed
I loved the fabric and feel of the dress. It fit fine through the shoulders and bust (which was my biggest concern after reading the reviews), but was way too big in the hips. I'm broad shouldered with a short waist and large bust. I was surprised that I looked so broad in the hips (that's not usually a problem for me). So although the seaming and styling are very nice on this dress, it's definitely not a keeper for me.
May 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Calif53 Fabric problem
I was very disappointed in this dress overall but especially with the fabric! I understood clearly the fabric was linen but the stiffness and uncomfortable feeling of it was not appealing to me what so ever! The dress may have been worth keeping if the fabric was made of a softer durable cotton type material that would have possibly made the dress feel and fit better especially during the upcoming hot summer months! The material and even the style lent to a super uncomfortable, restrictive fit especially in the shoulder and sleeve area which I was hoping had not been the case! Overall it's a nice style but would recommend a change to a softer fabric and a redesign of the sleeve to a normal-relaxed fit w/ a mid-upper arm length accompanied by a simple hem. Improvements like this would definitely be enough for me to purchase this type of dress in the future!
May 5, 2013