Rated 5 out of 5 by NewEnglanderr Comfortable and so stylish
A great little dress with almost a retro 80s style and feel. As a kid I owned a few knit striped dresses with a wide waistband where the top of the dress bloused over the waistband just a bit for a cool, slouchy look. I loved those dresses. This is the grown up version, in office appropriate colors, and the skirt is more of a pencil shape to add a bit of polish and sophistication. Still comfortable, and a great piece to feel stylish and put together without getting some fussy outfit together. This dress makes getting ready for work so easy. Throw it on, add black shoes or boots, and you're dressed and looking great! Runs true to size, I am 5'2, 34b, 28 inch waist and I am around a size 4 at most stores so I got the 4, and it was a good fit.
August 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by maia Lovely dress that never quits!
This dress is so much more than I had hoped for! It is very comfortable, and can be dressed up for work or down for casual. I usually have been wearing this dress with tall booties or ankle boots, and either cardigan or blanket scarf, and this dress is good to go! The lined skirt-piece of the dress is really nice, as I don't need a slip. The dress is really well-made, with a side seam invisible zipper at the waist.
December 17, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by atlgal Nice but...
I had high hopes for this dress based on the reviews. The fabric and lining and fabric color (I got the raisin and red) is very nice. I ordered a size 6 (115 lbs 5'5") and the fit was ok but....the pictures don't all show the waistline as a matter of fact belts and the models arms hide the diagonal striped waistband. On me the diagonal stripes point like a neon sign to my little tummy pooch. Not a flattering look! Since I'm short waisted a big belt isn't a good option. Sigh! I'm sure it looks good on some figures but not mine!
September 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by miamian A great dress
I bought this dress in the blue/green stripe version. The size zero fits perfectly. The dress is now in its third season. The material hasn't pilled at all or lost color at the edges. I wash in cold water and dark Woolite on the delicate cycle, hang to dry..It dries quickly, and never needs ironing. You can dress it up with hose, heels, jewelry or wear with sandals en route to the grocery store.
I'd love to see the same dress in solid colors----please note, customer service---and would buy several more..
May 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by yourmajesty Glad I Ordered It!
Waffled on this purchase, but glad I eventually decided to order it (hickory stripe colour). The fabric is very nice - soft and drapes nicely suiting the top portion of the dress well. Size runs typical for Signature - order one size up if you are concerned about broad shoulders. Fit is ideal for straight/athletic/equal weight distribution figures.
Works nicely with a camel coloured cardigan or the right kind of darker, not vibrant orange; brown tights a definite.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by miamian love the dress
Two years ago, I ordered this dress in its original green/navy colors. The size zero fits perfectly, and the length is perfect: just a few inches above the knee. It's never needed ironing. I wear it once a week from late April through November.
Please, L.L. Bean, consider offering the same style in solid colors---I'd love one in black or navy, for example.
October 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PersnicketyBeanShopper Perfection!
I just love this dress! I wore it for the first time yesterday and received many compliments. I wear an 8/S in regular Bean and a 10 or 12 in Signature. Most Signature items are tricky fits, as I am smaller on the bottom than the top. This dress has a loose fitting top that is perfectly gathered into a slim- fitting bottom. The dress does not cling but hangs smoothly because of the lining. Don't hesitate to try this one.
I am hoping this pattern will be made in more colors. The cut, side zipper, and lined skirt make it worth the money.
One thing, this dress looks great with brown tights and boots. The length is such that I would only wear this with tights. (I'm 5'4")
September 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by karsmitty2 Weird fit
I'm 5'8" tall and weigh 145 lbs and ordered the size 10. The waist on it was tight getting the dress on over my head, but then the waist was loose once I got the garment on and just hung on me. Strange fit. I returned it.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CookandChauffeur Flattering and Comfortable
I ordered this based on others' reviews, and am glad I did. Yes, you need to use "Signature" sizing--if you're like me, you're 2 or 3 sizes larger in Signature clothes, depending on what you're buying. That said, my dress fits well and is comfortable. I washed it the other day (wore it on Thanksgiving) and dried it on a rack. Looks good! I like how the skirt is lined.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beanlover17 Awesome dress
I love this dress! I bought it in my regular size 4 and it fits perfectly. It is also great to wear to work with a pair of heels and then again on the weekend with a pair of boots. The dress has a great drape and never clings. Very happy with my purchase! I hope they come out with more colors!
November 27, 2013