Rated 5 out of 5áby scmomx4 The Perfect Dress
Can't say enough good things about this dress. I ordered one in each color. I can't believe how perfectly it fits! I have what can be described as an "oval" shape and the cut of this dress camouflages and makes it appear I actually have a waistline! Plus, it's cool and crisp-looking even in SC heat and humidity.
May 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby HHHappy Nice dress
This is a nice dress, and I have it in both the blue plaid and the coral plaid. It's very practical for casual summer wear and coordinates beautifully with the marled cotton sweater. The only complaint I have is that a plaid dress really should be made so the plaid lines up on the sides -- which would definitely kick it up a notch -- (but that flaw wasn't a deal-breaker for me).
May 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby tominco Unmatched Plaid
I'm kicking myself for not noticing this in the photos before ordering this dress. The side view clearly shows what I consider to be a problem. The plaid does not match on the side seams. I know that the darts in the bust make this difficult but the plaid doesn't match above or below the dart so the dart is not the only reason why the plaid is off. I expect plaids and stripes to match at the seams when I buy from L.L. Bean. Since other reviews don't mention this issue, I assume that I am just being pickier than most folks, but, I just won't wear something that has mismatched plaids. Sadly, the dress fit me well, was a nice style and was made from good fabric but I have to return it because somebody involved with the construction of this dress doesn't understand about matching plaids.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby leening Fun dress
Like the cute plaid and the lining. Bought a bigger size so it would be a bit longer. Can also use as a jumper with a turtle neck underneath.
May 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby WineSnob Too big
I read the reviews and decided to order the 10 Petit; I'm 5'6" and like them a little above the knee, but I made the mistake of ordering up a size to compensate. Beautifully made and lined, but really need the 8.
May 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby sharon63 Awesome Summer Dress
This is the third Kennebunkport dress that I have purchased in the last 3 years.I have the Madras, the Seersucker and now the Coral plaid color. Each dress is unique.(See my other reviews). This Coral plaid pattern is so soft and comfortable. The colors are soft pastel/sherbet shades of coral,green,yellow,white & blue. Size 10 Regular is perfect for my 5'5"-150# curvy body shape.It is slightly fitted through the bodice & waist without being tight.My bust is 36C and it fits perfect,especially around the arm holes.Some people have stated it fits too big in that area but for me it is perfect. It hits right at the top of my knee.If you like a shorter length(above the knee) maybe the petite option would be better for you.The lining is awesome so no slip is needed.This is such a perfect dress for me as I prefer dresses & skirts during the summer instead of shorts & capri's. Paired with simple sandals or dressier flip flops it is winner.Can't wait for warmer weather to wear it but paired with a cardigan it could be worn now.Perfect for Easter.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby llbeanershopaholic Absolutely fantastic AND forgiving!
I finally ordered this dress, I had been eyeing it for some time, but finally went for it. I am 5'6", size 12, Busty (DD), and a bit plump. Generally one piece dresses sometimes fit in the hips, but not in the bust or vice versa, this dress is fantastic everywhere-it's like it was tailored for my body which many other reviewers have mentioned. I ordered a 12 regular and the fit is terrific. Such a classy look. I've been wearing it with a light cardigan. I bought the navy and the coral colors, and there are so many color schemes in each dress you can pair it with a multitude of colors and it will all match- EXTREMELY versatile. Now, llbean, make some more in different colors, and maybe bring back the blue seersucker - pretty please? And perhaps throw in a tall option?
April 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Txchacha Snappy Little Dress!
I had looked at this dress online last year but never got around to purchasing it. Saw it again recently and the price was right. Just received it yesterday - am very impressed with the materials used and construction. I'm always concerned about the way these type dresses will look on - I'm 5'3" and have a dumpy granny figure, but the lines of this dress are flattering even on my butterball frame. The length is perfect as well, falls just below my knee. I ordered the navy and the color appears to be more of a blue-purple than navy, but that's fine - these colors will work well this summer. This will be my go to dress on days when comfort and style will both be needed. LL Bean, please keep offering this dress - perhaps in other colors! Thanks.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby natalia123 Flattering dress
I bought this dress for an anniversary dinner on vacation. I am 5 ft 3 in and 125 lbs. I rightfully should order a Petite size but always order the Regular (4) so that the dresses fall at or below the knee. I was not disappointed with this dress. It fell below the knee as I like it. It is so lighty and airy especially for being well made and lined. This dress is so versatile, can be worn with a sweater in cooler temps. I wore it in 90+ degree weather and it kept me cool and comfy. You cannot go wrong with this dress. I received many compliments. Love the pattern/color combinations too.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby gulfcoastmom LOVE Madras and Seersucker Dresses!!
I have never given a review previously, but I had to review such a GREAT PRODUCT! Classic and fun, these dresses are perfect for any woman. I love these so much that I have ordered both madras colors and the blue seersucker dress. It's so hard to find dresses this cute and of this quality construction. Thank you, LL Bean, for offering these at reasonable prices! Please, please continue this dress in year-round colors and materials. I think everyone that has reviewed these dresses would appreciate other options, as well. PS: Ordered down one size.
June 13, 2013