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
Rated 5 out of 5 by IMTW Great dress!
I'm very pleased with this dress. The lined skirt and hidden side zip are really nice touches, so it fits well without clinging to tights (my pet peeve#. I ordered it is 4 regular, my "normal" size, and it fits well. Extremely comfortable, with a soft, drapey jersey fabric. It's very versatile -- I've worn it to the office #with a blazer#, on airplanes, and on the weekend #with a slouchy cardigan#.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by closetobeans Comfortable and flattering
I ordered a 6 petite so it wouldn't be too long. I find petite's usually run smaller everywhere--not just length--so I went up from my usual size 4. I love the lining in the dress--it doesn't cling and hangs beautifully. Nice color and great fabric.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MEgirlinVT I love this dress, too!
This dress is very versatile. I've worn it to a bridal shower; drinks at the bar; and the office. It looks great with flats, heels, tights, or no stockings at all. I think the lining in the skirt is a nice touch; it prevents the dress from feeling slouchy.
As one of the previous commenters said, I ordered my usual size, and it fit like a glove (I know LL Bean Signature has had sizing challenges in the past). I hope this dress will be featured in more colors or patterns in the future!
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by miamian I love this dress!
I ordered my usual size, zero regular, and the dress fits as if made for me. The material is light and feels silky against the skin. It absolutely doesn't wrinkle. Details are well-made, with a lining and hooks to hide bra straps. This is its first time on, so I can't tell how it will wash, but plan to pamper this dress---cold water, delicate cycle, dark Woolite---so I can wear it for a long time.
Hope Bean will consider offering a follow-up in a different color---a sold perhaps---as I'd quickly order it, too.
September 9, 2013