Rated 4 out of 5 by fialka great dress, but not for athletic body type
Love it, classy and stylish. With huge regrets sending it back - just doesn't work for my body type. Bought size 2 regular - length is as stated in description - just above knees, top fits great, but too much fabric around waist and hips. Not a dress fault, I'm size 2-4 tops and size 0 in pants for Signature line (34B- 25-35 exact measurements, size 0 will be too tight in shoulders).
November 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by alunette was on sale for a reason
I bought this shirtdress in another color, on sale, this spring. It looked great on and I couldn't wait to wear it this fall. After I'd had it on a few hours last week, it started to pill in the front. I removed the pilling and was all set to wear it again yesterday when I noticed it had a small hole in the arm. Fixing the hole would cost me a fortune, so I'm just going to give it to the neighborhood animal shelter to be used as puppy bedding (It is very soft, at least!) I am not hard on my clothes. As a rule, LL Bean items I have purchased have lasted "forever", but I am so disappointed in LL Bean Signature items- this is the second article of clothing from this line that basically "fell apart" soon after I bought it.
SO, while I love the fit of SIgnature clothing, I will not be buying anything else from this line. I can't afford clothes that don't make it past the first wearing!
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PEislander Glad I took the risk
I hesitated to order this dress online since I have found variability in the fit of some LLBean women's clothes. However, this dress fits tts and is very flattering and stylish. I love the drape of the fabric and the wine color is beautiful. I wore it to work and received many compliments. I am 5'4" 125 lb and I ordered the 4P, which is form fitting (but not tight) on top and hits just above the knee.
October 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Balcasaur Sophisticated, versatile dress
Just received the dress and it is lovely. The wool is a comfortable, breathable fine-gauge knit, and it drapes nicely. I have a small bust and big hips, and at 5'4, I got an 8P. It's just the right length at my knees and it is not too clingy. It seems like it'll go perfectly from daytime casual to pulled-together and polished at night. Fab dress!
October 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by foxyny Wool Knit Dress
I recently purchased this dress in black, size 4P. I usually wear a 4-6 and thanks to reviewers ordered the smaller size. It fits perfectly and has a flattering silhouette. At 5'3 it hits just above my knee. The material is substantial and is not itchy considering it is wool. Love the fact that it is machine washable. This is truly a classic that can be dressed up or down. If you are considering purchasing, do not hesitate to order.
September 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CoolUma Comfort & style all in one
This dress has a flattering fit with its superb softness and give. Quality in the fabric and construction really shows. The berry color is beautiful. The 3/4 length sleeves are the perfect length and balance out the look. I'm in my sixties and it's often hard to find such a nice, versatile dress to wear just about anywhere. I'm 5'3", 135 lbs & the size 8 petite is a perfect fit. A clear winner for me!
April 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by N8turelover Beautiful but as Comfortable as a Sweatshirt
I love this dress! I'm 5'6" 126 lbs and I wasn't sure between a size 4 and 6. I ordered both and ended up keeping the size 6. The 4 fit too but was more snug. If I was in my 20's I would have kept the 4. My middle aged body looks better in the 6. The 6 is still very flattering and not tent-like or too loose at all. The burgundy color is beautiful and the dress is very soft, comfortable, and excellent quality. There is no itch what-so-ever even though it's 100% wool. This dress can be dressed up with sheer hose and heals or dressed down with tights and boots, and is as comfortable as a sweatshirt!
April 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yogafan Get fit and fabric
Overall, great dress for the office or casual wear. The wool isn't scratchy. Fit is TTS.
February 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jc1210 Nice Dress for Office. No Need to Size Down.
I'm 5'7", about 125lbs, with a slim build and small chest. I'd normally wear a size 6. After reading the other reviews suggesting that I size down, I ordered both the size 4 and the size 6 (regular) in brandywine (burgundy color).
The size 4 fit nicely through the waist (tailored without being tight), but was snug enough to create wrinkles in the elbows of the sleeves and around my chest. It also hit about 2" above my knees, and got way too short when I lifted my arms. (A consideration when you work in an office with tall filing cabinets.)
The size 6 was a little looser through the waist, but certainly doesn't need a belt to look streamlined. The length was also better -- it hit about an inch above my knees -- and the arm-raising did not cause problems.
I'm sticking with the size 6 and sending the 4 back.
The brandywine color is subdued and a nice alternative to black. The dress is well-constructed. The fabric is deceptively soft for 100% wool (no itch at all) and thick (pantylines are not a problem). Hoping it washes well.
January 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RunningCurly Really Great Dress!
I didn't have high expectations for this dress but it's absolutely wonderful! It's very flattering, well-made, and versatile. It runs a little slim (I'm 5'7", 115 lb and got a Small) but I'm also on the busty side. Got it in the burgundy and will definitely get the black, too. I can't believe the fabric is wool--it's virtually itch-proof. Love this dress!
January 16, 2013