Rated 3 out of 5 by Franklin9 Nice knit, odd cut
As a reference, I am 5'6" tall, 112 lbs and small boned. The XS fit beautifully, from the waist up. Form the waist down, however, there were two significant pooches along each side seam where my hips are. Very unflattering, on me. For a person with larger, more normal-sized hips, this dress would be a lovely fit and very becoming.
November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TrixieR Wardrobe staple
I am 5'3, 127 lbs, 34D, small frame and the petite medium fits like a dream. Hugs my curves in all the right places. The fabric is great quality and it is thick enough that you can't see through.
October 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by marylethe Lovely, so sad to return it
I like this dress very much and am disappointed to have to send it back. The larger size I seem to need is gone! Perhaps it is just me but I think it runs small. I am 5 ft. 2 ins. and weigh about 105. The petite small was just a little too fitted in the arms and bust for me to feel comfortable. Unless you want to very close fit, I would recommend sizing up. Otherwise, it is lovely and I would get a lot of wear out of it.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stege Lovely Sweater Dress!
This sweater dress is great! The fabric is very soft and a good thickness; it is not bulky at all. Due to the cotton blend, it is not the kind of dress that you would get too toasty in. I wore an L.L. Bean regular turtleneck underneath it, and I could not even notice it. I first purchased the navy, but loved it so much that I went and bought the russet brown too. The brown color has a reddish tint, but I expected it to; the online picture is very accurate.
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lemony57 well made sweater dress
This dress is worth every penny. I work in a warm office and I wasn't sure if the material would be itchy and uncomfortable. It is the perfect weight. I am 5'5" and 128. I ordered a small and it draped nicely and did not bag out by the end of the day. This is a classic!
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HusbandSaysIamGorgeous Fabulous Dress to Wear to Work or Evening Out
I ordered both colors in Size Small (5'2 / 139 lbs / 34B / small frame, ample assets behind me) to wear to the office (professional, conservative atmosphere).
The colors are beautiful and the dress is very soft. Since I have rather sensitive skin, for the first few minutes it felt slightly itchy, but then, I was so fascinated with how great I looked in the mirror I felt nothing but pure love ... for myself! I will wear the dress with the long underwear Silk Turtleneck Top ( #278298 x-small) which I ordered at the same time. The silk top adds no bulk, even at the neck, so it is perfect under the dress. Please note the dress is NOT ITCHY, I'm just weird with how I feel things on my skin.
Although I have a slim neck, it is not long and swan-like and I have a nice large head sitting on top of it. I have to fold the top of turtleneck over by one inch before folding down to my clavicle. This makes it perfect and does not add bulk as the fabric is so soft (even with the long underwear silk turtleneck underneath, no extra bulk).
I was worried that the "sweater-band" hem would make the dress look like an oversized "boyfriend" sweater or would cinch at the knees and make my hips look wide, but that is not the case. It falls just above the knee on me, like the model leaning on the rail (may be shorter on long-legged beauties) and unlike the photo, the band is not that noticeable and does not pull at the fabric. The dress looks great with heeled boots, especially stilettos, but cowboy style would also work.
I placed my order early Wednesday morning and received it Thursday morning, Standard Shipping. Instant gratification!
January 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TravisT Very Soft & Comfortable
I purchased this turtleneck sweater dress in blue. Love it. Very very soft, because I am very petite I orderded XS and it fit perfect. The length was just right, not to short or to long, just above my knee. Looks great with tights and boots. Would recommend this, a great winter dress.
December 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by FashionHound Perfect all occasion dress
Wore it for the first time when the weather starting turning cool (late Sept.) - very versatile classic, and best yet, NOT ITCHY. I am very sensitive to wearing woolens or even acrylic next to my skin because I immediately start itching, but did not have this reaction. Great - so this means the dress will get lots of use, and I almost forgot to mention that the styling is good too, not "frumpy" (no offense, LLB!)
September 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by 7dimes Workhorse for your wardrobe
Liked this in the catalog but couldn't be sure how good it would be until I tried it on. A dress like this can only work if the fit is right. It's really perfect. I ordered up a little, I'm usually a small but got a medium because I wanted an easy look, not clingy. In retrospect I'd say I could have worn the small but I'm keeping the medium because the fabric is so nice, it just hangs well, not baggy at all. I got rid of the self belt it came with and will wear a big leather belt instead. It's a great brown, can work equally well with brown or black boots.
August 16, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by llbrev merino dress
THe fit is good. The material is poor and the color is not brown but a sort of reddish color. Not very attractive.
August 15, 2012