Rated 4 out of 5 by BeanLoverNJ Great dress, but sizing inconsistent
I bought this dress first in the tan color, and loved it so much I got it in black. It washes up well, and there are NO wrinkles-I can wear it right out of the dryer! I am certain it will be a great dress for travel. It is comfortable, flattering, and can be dressed up with accessories. However, I can't give it 5 stars because the black version I got is at least 1 inch shorter in length (although still wearable) and the belt loops are placed higher, so I had to snip them off. This is my one major beef when I order like items in different colors: often they turn out to not be the same in terms of sizing. Otherwise, this dress is an excellent value, especially at the sale price.
February 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by slue22 Simply elegant
Excellent dress - simply, easy and elegant. You can dress this up or down. Very versatile.
December 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BleuKangaroo It's a winner!
I've been on the hunt for a black shirt waist dress and this one fit the bill perfectly. The quality is excellent and the fit is simply marvelous for my body type. For reference, I'm 5'8", 135 lbs. and usually wear an 8 or 10 in dresses. I have broad shoulders, small waist, and ample hips. The dress skims and slims ever so nicely, without shape wear. I appreciate that it's not too short for the office. I'll have fun accessorizing with scarves and different belts. Bonus that the sleeves can be rolled for warmer weather. I would have rated 5 stars instead of 4 but the collar puckered slightly after machine washing and cool tumble dry, but it's not a deal breaker.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by winAng Work, Church, or School
Soooo comfy, this dress drapes softly, fits to flatter. I'm considerinsg purchasing another in the other color.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swiftmom Love this dress
This is a very comfortable, stylish and versatile dress. I am a teacher and tend to wear mostly pants and tops, so I have few dresses in my closet. The day I wore this to school, I got quite a few compliments on looking "professional". I purchased a petite, x-small and it fits just fine (I'm five feet tall, 107 lbs.). I love the fabric. I bet it will travel well. It can easily be worn casually or dressed up depending on shoes and accessories. Glad I bought this dress!
October 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mtnmama321 Nice and versatile
I was pleasantly surprised by this dress, as I'm curvy and just had a baby. The drape was lovely, although I have paired it with control top tights, which maybe made for a better experience than some of the other reviewers mentioned. I wear slips sometimes too(oh so old -fashioned!), which would probably make it look even better. I like that I will be able to wear this through the fall and winter, but it would probably be too heavy for the summer. It looks great paired with boots and I look forward to mixing in some other belts too. I have trouble with many shirt dresses, either in the hips or boobs, but this one seems designed to skim over those in such a way that its neither too tight or too loose. Flattering. Happy with this new closet staple.
October 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by onereviewer Poor Quality Construction
The fabric in this dress is beautiful - substantial with a beautiful drape (one star for the fabric). The quality of construction is EXTREMELY POOR (no stars for the construction). After washing per the instructions, the collar, placket and cuffs bubbled, the front placket shrunk causing gaps between buttons and the seams puckered. I work in a professional office - this dress looked awful and I will not consider wearing it again.
October 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Zigadabee I like this Dress
LLBean clothing rarely fits me-but I pulled this out of the bag, popped it over my head and felt good to go.
My size is 5'2" and about 105 lbs/with a straight as a board shape, no waist and tiny hips The PXS fits nice-not too tight and not too big
The sleeves are the right length, the fabric is substantial and I like the seaming detail that seems to add a little bit of shape to me. The length hits mid knee or just below the knee
One issue that sits wrong with me is that the top button at the neck is not spaced in line with the other buttons-but I guess that one might expect to wear the top button undone. AND No pockets.Awww.
The dress begs to be worn with a nice jacket.The tan color is somewhat golden and will accessorize with a variety of colors
Shoot! I typically make my own clothing-but this dress is okay by me.
September 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bookgarden Not pear shaped enough for me
Several reviewers said that this dress would only work on an extreme pear shape. I was excited to hear that since I fit into that category, and love the look of a shirt dress. Unfortunately for me I must be too extreme of a pear...size 14 pants; size 10-12 top. I loved the raspberry color and weight of the fabric so I was sad to have to return. I'll stick with the A line.
September 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Reviewer721 Heavy fabric, shapeless dress
The marketing of the knit dress that was "indispensable" was appealing, so I ordered the dress in black. Took it out of the plastic bag and could feel the heft of the fabric. Too hot in the indoor heating of winter. Has white buttons (why not black?) and a flimsy tie belt. Just hung on me, no shape. Returning it, unfortunately.
August 4, 2013