Rated 5 out of 5 by KathyAPNH Very cute! plaid shirtdress
I bought this dress after having to return another one (the linen cotton shirtdress) because it was too tight across the shoulders/bust, even when I sized up. I'm between sizes with LLbean and got this in a large, rather than a medium. It fits fine across the shoulders with plenty of room and no pulling. It's very comfortable. The fabric is light; perfect for a hot summer day, but it'll work well for 3 seasons. I'm very happy with it.
November 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by IlovemyMaltese Comfortable, a little short
Pros: Comfortable, classic style. Lightweight fabric good for late spring, summer, and early fall when temperatures are in the mid 60s and above. Belt loops can be removed so self belt or your own can be worn at the desired level.
I'm 5'4", and the dress is a bit too short. Another 2 inches would be a more professional length. Long sleeves are a bit narrow, but still bulky when rolled. I had to roll the sleeves before putting the dress on to achieve a neat appearance. Plaid doesn't match on the sides. Please include matching plaids when doing your specifications in the future.
I may cut the sleeves off and hem to just above elbow length because by the time I need long sleeves, the dress will be too lightweight to wear. It isn't going to be warm enough to wear with tights and boots as other reviewers have suggested.
Fit: I'm 5'4" and measure between a medium and a large according to the size chart, but like loose fitting clothing. The size large in this style is perfect for me.
I'm very glad to see that LLBean is selling shirt dresses again. Please continue to carry them in your line.
September 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by BeansRegular Nothing Special
I looked forward to getting this shirtdress because of the classic styling and pleasant plaid. I ordered it in my normal XS size and found a couple of problems. The waist to hip area was generous, and tightening the belt to an appropriate size left a lot of material bunched up at the waist. The sleeves in the rolled up position felt tight on my muscular (years of weight training) upper arms. I would not wear it with the sleeves unrolled as the fabric is definitely a thin, summer-weight fabric. This would not work in the cold northeastern fall and winter. Lastly, the length of the regular was too short. I am 5'7" and the hem came to an inch above my knee, which is not a good professional length. The open slit at the bottom of the button placket just made the shortness worse.
This dress may work for others but it is being returned as it does not meet my needs.
August 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by galin Cute dress
I have two shirt dresses (size 2) from the Signature Line and this one fits almost as well as they do. (I'm 5'3" and 115 lbs.) It's a little roomier width-wise though. (I bought the xs.) I washed/dried it first and definitely had to do some ironing before it was ready to wear (the fabric belt and also along the edge of buttons down the front). That said, it's a cute dress!
July 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by janebit Looks Good On
I am 5' 9", 170 lbs, athletic build, but most of my weight is in my hip and thigh area. I took a chance on size M and was pleasantly surprised that it did not hug or tug on my hips...it fit perfectly.
The problem others may have is in the arms when the sleeves are rolled up and buttoned. Even though my arms are very toned #slim#, the sleeves are snug when rolled up and buttoned. If you don't have toned arms or your arms are slightly on the large size you may have trouble. When the sleeves are rolled down they size is fine.
I LOVE this dress...it looks very good on.
July 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by aUSconsumer Classic style very cute.... but not for me
Thought the classic style would be perfect for me & guess I pictured wearing it into different seasons. The sleeves having the option to wear cuffed up or wore full length is fun for different looks, but the material was lighter weight than I pictured & great for spring/summer but definitely not something I would wear into fall in my area as it was very thin. I actually ordered 2 sizes & what made my decision to return it was one was tight across the bust & both came with the sleeves rolled up cuff style and were tight in the arms...I just was not comfortable in this. Might work better for someone built differently.
June 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by funseeker Cute shirtdress!
I have to admit that I have always thought shirt dresses were adorable. I had ordered one previously from the LL Bean Signature line and it was too tight across the bust. Unfortunately, I had to return that one. I thought that maybe if I ordered a shirt dress from LL Bean's regular clothing line that the fit may be slightly looser. I am so glad I tried this shirt dress concept again. The dress is actually really cute and comfortable. I am a 38C bust, 5 feet tall, with a muscular build. Because I am in between a medium and large sizes, I ordered a large because I would prefer my clothing a tad loose than a tad tight. The fit of this dress is right on. The dress comes to my knee cap, which is not a problem because of the slit. The sleeves are only a hair long, which also works so I can fold them over. The material is nice--not too heavy or too light. This will be great to pair with a red cardigan and tall boots when the weather cools in the fall. The sale price is great too!
June 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by YellowSunFlower great comfortable dress
This dress is made well, nice seams and all the wonderful details. I am petite, 5'3" so the sleeves are a bit long, the dress came below the knee but with the buttons leaving an open slit it is still very becoming. I wore a leather belt that gathered the dress perfectly. Topped it with a red cardigan for the colder weather. The sleeves being long on my petite arms gave the extra needed for the cuff to show below the sweater's cuff. Nice contrast. I am very pleased with the comfort of this dress. It washes up nicely. This will be a dress that I wear often.
April 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Iheartmaine10 Exactly what I wanted
This dress is perfect in every way! I have been looking for a dress like this for years and have finally found it! I am busty and hippy and was concerned that this dress like so many others would gap in those areas. Not so! The material quality is excellent, it is well made, slightly a line. I am 5.7 and it hits me right at the knee. Thanks LLBean!
September 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by NSBeangirl Great dress
I immediately liked the look of this dress when I saw it in a catalogue, but was worried that it would be too "straight" for my tall curvy figure (I bought the plaid version.) I was wrong! It looks quite nice and I'm very pleased. The fabric is soft, the workmanship is very good and it's comfortable, and it looks very crisp when on. I am 5' 10" and the hem falls just above the knee and there is enough room in a size XL for my big hips. The skirt is just barely a-line, it doesn't flare very much, giving a tailored look. The belt loops are literally fine loops of thread which place the belt too high for me because I'm tall, but the description is right - you can just snip them off and put the belt at your natural waist. I'm very pleased with this dress.
September 2, 2012