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
Rated 3 out of 5 by EgansMom Nice Quality, Weird Fit
I thought the quality on this was really nice. I ordered the black and liked the look. This was too small through the bust for me, though. And, the details on the front just looked more matronly than pretty to me when it was on. Wanted to love it, but decided to send it back.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LinenLinenLinen LinenLinenLinen
Nothing is as wonderful as a linen dress. Cool beyond belief. I ordered the one with the pretty tucks in the front and enjoyed it so much that I came back and ordered the one in black for a fallish look. Since they are solid colors they go with any jacket or sweater. I wash mine and put it in the dryer. Then I take it to my seamstress and have her take it in upder the arms. I buy a size larger to allow for shrinkage. Then I steam press the dress and it is ready to wear several times. Yes it wrinkles, but it wrinkles evenly and is no problem. I always get lots of comments. Linen gets softer and softer as you wear it and is a glorious feeling. Elizabeteh
August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lavenderbean Stylish, cool, and comfortable
I am very happy with the fit and look of this dress, so much so that I have ordered it in two additional colors. The button front makes it easy to wear. The buttons are sturdy and firmly sewn on. The detailed seaming shapes the waist slightly without a belt. The fabric breathes, keeping me cool on the warmest days.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by celest perfect summer dress
I usually order a size Small from Bean, so I ordered a 6 (black) in this dress and it fits perfectly. I am 5'7" and weigh 130 pounds. It's a great fit and look for those of us who are flat-chested and long-waisted. I can see how it would be unflattering for women with curvy figures. I was afraid it would be too short (I usually wear slightly below the knee) but it is at least mid knee length. I would order it in more colors if it were available.A long-sleeve version would be gorgeous. The material is the usual fine quality from Bean.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by filumena2 Cute Summer Linen Dress..............
Kind of agree with some of the reviews...The bodice of the dress is a bit snug....but going according to the size chart... I think it is true to size. The photo online & in catalog makes the lower half of the dress from the waist area on down look a lot sleeker than it actually is in person & on. If it is too flared for you... You can cinch it with a decorative leather belt to give the dress a waistline. Great style..great stitching & eyelet detail and love all the colors..Got one in coral and black. Comfortable to wear....A great summer dress at a great price....Another great garment from llbean!
July 8, 2013