Rated 5 out of 5 by MarylandSignora Nice fit, easy on, easy off
I am 5' 5" and wear a size 12. As soon as I tried the dress on, I knew it was a winner. Very flattering on me and very comfortable. The length was just where I wanted it...just below the knee. Sleeve length was also good...mid-bicep. I have not yet washed the dress, but it seems like it will wash and dry well. I bought the dress particularly for a trip I'll be going on in warmer climes where I will be line drying my laundry. This dress should do extremely well as a travel dress and a summer favorite.
February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by ChristineMarie2 My favorite dress
This little dress is comfortable, fits well, and is so flattering. I'm 5'5" and about average build. The Customer Service rep helped me to pick the correct size (M) since my measurements are right between a Small and Medium. I've worn it to 3 weddings and it dresses up fine with appropriate jewelry and a lightweight wrap. This summer I'll be going on a cruise to Alaska and you can bet this dress will be in my suitcase.
February 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by nolabeck Great travel dress
I purchased the Rose Violet last summer. It was a great dress to take with me on my trip to the British Virgin Islands. No wrinkles and very light weight for the humid October weather in Cane Garden Bay. I could easily wear going to nice restaurants as well as going to casual clubs. Have purchased several in this style. I have been doing weight watchers so am having to reorder the dresses in a smaller size. Several of the ones I got last year are much too large now.
January 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by birdiegal great dress
This is a great dress! Good fit, soft and flowy fabric. I was a tiny bit put off by the dots, which are not solid, but look stamped on with a sponge...call it artisanal. Still, very pretty.
So, why did I return this great dress? I decided to cross my fingers and wait for the sleeveless version of last summer, knowing I will want to wear it under a lightweight sweater.
January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JustAnotherSnowbird Best. Dress. Ever.
Note: Like SteampunkStyle, when I hit "write a review" for the black dress, there's a different dress displayed. I'm talking about the black dress too.
Love it so much I ordered a second one for when the first wears out. I also find the v too deep so I just stitched it closed where I want it. Otherwise, the medium petite fits beautifully (4'11", 124lb), drapes beautifully, and is so comfy I wear it constantly.
I also dislike the prints -- I tried 2 of them, birch in the sleeveless model which fits differently, and the beige medallion print which basically made me look like a sofa. My husband hated both of them, so they both went back. (Sorry.)
Please, please, please make this dress in other solid colours: navy, teal, eggplant, hot pink, red, mallard green, peach, anything! And if you could make a sleeveless version (in multiple solid colours) that fits EXACTLY the way this one does around the shoulders and the, ahem, boobs, I would buy pretty much one of each colour and style.
January 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SteampunkStyle Love the Black Dress
Please note that I clicked on "write a review" on the page for the summer knit dress in black, and each time I try, the medallion print dress comes up instead. I am reviewing the same dress as the medallion print, but in black. I dislike the medallion print and will not be ordering it.
This dress is absolutely perfect. It is amazingly comfortable and very flattering. I love the length -- it's hard to find dresses that hit just below the knee, but this one does, and since I think that is the most flattering length on me, I'm thrilled. The v-neck is a little deep for work, but I just put a knit cami underneath it, and that problem is solved. This works well as a day-night dress -- without a cami and with some nice jewelry, it looks great on a date. I wore it frequently during the summer, and now that it's winter, I'm still wearing it with tights and a cardigan. The fabric also makes this the perfect travel dress.
While LL Bean has made this available in a limited number of prints, as I mentioned at the start, I'm not fond of those. Honestly, I'm not into prints, especially not for work. I'd love to see this in additional solid colors -- eggplant, grey, maybe teal or red? I hope this dress is around for years to come.
December 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sonoitadeb Perfect
I am a 5'3", 145# grandma and this is the dress I have been looking for all summer. I ordered Medium, petite. I like the material and the way it flows and hides my stomach pouch. At 40B the high waist perfectly holds the girls. I will wear it bra-less, at home, in the summer after an evening shower. I like the rose violet color, though I might have ordered the blue had it been available in my size. Maybe next summer. I ordered so late in the season that in Arizona (at 5000 feet), the cooler fall temps are setting in so I will look forward to many wearings next season.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Masonsmomma Gorgeous, Flattering, Comfortable
Being big busted, I can never find a proper fitting dress that does NOT hike up in the front or make me look unflattering. This is my new favorite dress of all time. Hangs beautifully, is not so short waisted for women like me that the waist falls somewhere mid bossom. I love it. Bought the birch, will buy the others, and hope they come out with new colors, prints. Can easily be dressed up or down. It's a KEEPER. Thank you, LLBean. You are too.
September 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by EasyTravel Great dress!
I just got this dress and I love it. The pattern in birch is very subtle, the fabric is soft and very fluid. The dress drapes nicely and covers my stomach! I read all the reviews and don't understand the very negative comments. It's true that I have to tack the deep plunging "v" neck but even with that, it's a terrific dress that will go from running errands to dinner. I'd love to buy another one in a different color.
September 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ComfyElegantCanadian So Many Compliments!
I got so many compliments on my summer knit dress that I bought three more as they are so comfortable for my work as a high school teacher. The dress actually looks better on me than on the model! I am in my mid-50s, 5'10" and small chested, so I usually wear a camisole and mid-heeled shoes. The fabric is light weight but drapes very well. Feminine, classy, and feels like I'm wearing pyjamas! What more could I ask for ?
July 22, 2015