Rated 4 out of 5 by NYSailor Nice summer dress
This linen dress is very nice. I ordered a LP due to the length. The dress drops just about the end of the knee which might be a good length for some. I personally like it shorter but I can take care of that.
The material is nice but it could be lighter in weight but as long as it is sleeveless I can handle that weight. I usually take a medium but after hearing other reviewers decided for this size. I am 5'4'' and weight about 150 lbs. For those ladies who are more than a C cup, yes it might be tight in the bust. Overall a good dress for the price and summer.
April 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Please restock this dress.
I purchased this dress in the linen color last year. I have been waiting for LL Bean to restock this in Spring colors. I love this dress. The fit is perfect. I line dry it after washing and have no shrinkage problems. Please don't discontinue this dress.
April 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by LIBBIE Shrinks a lot - Disappointed
I got this dress in Black and Beige - washed them according to instructions - having tried it on before and after?? they shrunk a lot - to a point where they were comfortable before and after were too tight in armholes and bust.
VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED and I am returning them
If you want to buy this - buy a size larger than you wear.
April 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by wrysmile Bust too tight, skirt too large, armholes gaped.
I really wanted to love this dress. I ordered it in a size 12 which was my usual LL Bean size EXCEPT I lost 25 lbs. this past year. I should now be wearing a size 10, however, after reading the other reviews I ordered my usual 12. Bust was just slightly too tight. The skirt was too full so I looked like an old hippie. The worst thing though was that the armholes gaped. Not an attractive look. It's become so hard to order anything anymore, sizing is just not consistent. So It is on the way back.
March 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glissando Summer Classic
I had to exchange this dress for a smaller size and it was quick and easy to do that. The smaller size is a perfect fit and although I cannot wear it for a few months I can see it will be a "go to" dress for just about any occasion. It can be dressed up or dressed down with just a change of accessories. It is feminine but with a looser fit this style will be comfortable in hot weather. The tucks and top stitching are beautiful details.
March 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by FloridaSooz Worth the money
I usually wear a size 12. But because of the comments stating the bust ran small, I ordered up to a 14. (Ty for the helpful reviews) I am a D cup and the 14 is still a big snug in that area, but passable. The bodice of the dress is loose fitting and looks nicer worn with a wide belt. For reference, at 5'3", the Petite hits the bottom of my knees. Made of a good quality linen - but a little heavier than I was hoping for our hot, humid Florida weather and a bit stiff (hopefully will soften up after washing). At the sale price I consider this an excellent bargain.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigSkyMama Summer Smart!
I just received my little black dress, and I couldn't wait to try it on! It was just as I expected; it fit well, and being black, will be a bit more dressy than the linen color. All aspects of the dress fit me well. I ordered my usual size Small, with no regrets! Can't wait to wear it during our Big Sky Montana summer! This dress will also be a nice addition to my winter travel wardrobe to the South! A little sweater is all it will need!
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ColumbiaNana Washable linen dress
Just got this dress yesterday and am VERY happy with it. Please restock this item, I would love to order it in another color. Heavier linen which makes it more durable. I love this dress and can not wait for warmer spring weather so I can wear it.
January 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by edumom12 So wrong in so many ways
I really need a summer dress to take travelling so I talked myself into thinking a black linen dress would do but this was disappointing. First of all the armholes gaped, especially on the left side which measured out to be a half inch larger than the other one. The high neckline, along with the pleated front and the long length make it look like a pioneer dress. The linen is too stiff and stands out around the middle. Totally unflattering.
October 31, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by LLBeanBelle Odd Fit
I love linen. I bought the coral dust color, which was beautiful. Unfortunately, the dress was too tight in the bust, too large in the hips, so I returned it.
October 24, 2013