Rated 5 out of 5 by shopsalotsue Best summer dress ever
I bought 2 of these dresses and went back for 2 more - they are the most comfortable dresses - I wear them for work and they look smart with a little bit of jewelry and a wedge heal. So comfy - I just wash and wear them - if they had all the colors in my size in stock I would have bought one in every color!!
August 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by OSUfaninMichigan Marina teal summeer knit dress, medallion
This dress is very airy, and comfortable. I am 5'5" 135#, tried both the small and medium. I kept the medium. The small accentuated my 36B bust too much. The length is perfect in the regular. The neckline is not too revealing, even for modest me. I really like this dress. I see it being worn, not only in the summer, but also in the spring with a sweater/shrug to ward off any chill.
August 12, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by mommycozy Almost perfect
The itchiness at the waist band is the only drawback of this dress.
I love the black dress otherwise. It is very elegant and looks a lot dressier than the print ones. The fabric has the suitable weight and softness for summer. I disagree with some reviewers that the fabric is flimsy. The dress drapes nicely as it should.
Overall, the black dress creates a darling and alluring silhouette.
August 12, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by ebswimmer cute, but not perfect
This dress is a very flattering shape for me (curvy hour-glass toward pear-shape) so I keep coming back to it. I bought this dress in one of the patterns earlier this summer and it was cute but a little too long. This time I bought a petite length and it's just right at the most flattering part of the knee joint on me and I am about 5'4". I wish the fabric were a bit more substantial. It's a bit clingy. With a busy pattern or in black, there is enough illusion to not matter much, but a lighter color would show a lot of lines and bumps. I bought one of these dresses a couple of years ago and the fabric is slightly thicker and it's held up well. I would be willing to pay more for a higher quality.
August 5, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by BeatrixKate One flaw
I own several of these dresses in different prints and have already posted a review about how much I love them. My casual blue-and-white one just went to Europe with me, packed like a dream, was cool, summery and comfy for long days touring museums and dressed up nicely for dinner. The fancier seagrass print is my go-to choice for summer parties and wedding showers, and the black one shows off jewelry splendidly and works for three seasons. BUT after wearing these dresses for a while, I do have one complaint.
The dress fabric is wonderfully soft, but the thread used for stitching it is NOT. It's stiff, plastic-y and itchy so that the waistband and the seam under the bust are constantly prickly and annoying. I'm overly sensitive to itchy fabrics in general, so if you don't have this tendency, it won't be a problem for you. If you do, I've found that several washings help a little (and the dress washes very nicely). I often put a camisole underneath to cope, which also helps with the open neckline that many find too revealing. But when it's too hot for a cami - like today - I notice all day long that I keep tugging the waist of the dress away from my skin. Am thinking about running home at lunchtime to put a cami on, but it's so darned hot!
Manufacturers often make this mistake with sewing thread and ruin the comfort of otherwise wonderfully soft garments. Surely there are sewing threads made to be as soft as the fabric they stitch together - I wonder why they aren't used?
August 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by flybirdie Best Dress!
This is the most comfortable and wrinkle resistant dress I have ever owned. I was wearing this dress when I fell and ended up in the emergency room over night . I slept in the dress and when I left the hospital the next morning with a cast , the dress still looked great. I was so pleased that I bought another one several weeks later. Best fabric ever!
August 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by BlueRidgeJen great summer dress
I actually own 3 of these now - prints and solid black. These dresses are very comfortable, perfect for easy summer packing and my black one looks good after 3 summers. My only complaint is that the dress gapes a bit in the bust (at least if you're well endowed) and I often wear a sports bra with it to avoid showing too much cleavage. If LLBean can fix this, I will buy a new one every year in the new style/color and upgrade my stars rating to 5/5!
July 30, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kayjay219 Flattering
Absolutely love how this dress hangs on me...every time I wear it I get compliments. I'm short, 5'3" and curvy...this style accents all the right places.. Love the below the knee length and sleeves. However, I do wear a camisole under it every time, as I feel the neckline is too low to be worn comfortably.
July 28, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by JanetHolly Nice dress but WAY TOO LONG!
I'm 5'8", 140 lbs, usually order medium. I ordered this dress in Medium, it came 3 inches below my knee. Nice granny dress but not the look I was going for. The fabric and cut was really comfortable, neck line not too low and it felt quite comfortable and fit well, but couldn't keep it because of it's length.
July 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarahmominma Great summer dress
I have five of these dresses: two with sleeves, three without. I have a very average sized body- am 5'5" and 130 lbs, a bit short waisted and the medium petite fits perfectly and hits right at the knee. (Regular medium was a little too roomy- regular small too skimpy for me).
Material is super soft, comfortable. Wash and air dry and they come out looking new. Dress has a nice drape a looks good alone or paired with a sweater.
V neck does go low- so if I wear it to work, I definitely pair it with a camisole.
June 26, 2016