Rated 5 out of 5 by Kirchi Best Go To Summer Dress
I absolutely love this dress! I purchase the black and am actually going to purchase another black in case they change the cut or it fades after time. In regards to the large arm holes, I feel this cut is made for bustier women. Here's the honesty card; I'm 5'2" 138lbs, 36DD, long torso short legs, the medium fit great up top and waist, I did have it taken up 2 inches. The fabric is a bit on the thick side but I like that, makes it look more slimming. It so comfortable I could wear it much more than I should! Love the pocket! I wore it last night out with the hubby and two of our "male" friends complimented me on how great I looked i.e.., they loved the little black dress ha! You can dress it up or down, its simply great!
August 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by WNYLongtimeBeanFan Sleeveless Fitness Dress - black
I have this in solid black and love it! Fit is perfect - easy to wash, pack and wear. Can dress it up or down. With a sweater it's great for office. Just wish it came in other colors for work -- like solid brown, navy, fushia. Would like to see more of the basic LLBean staple items available in solid brown and navy. Can't wear black everyday! And most shoes/sandals are brown to match to.
August 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BooDissapointed Color warning
These are my go-to summer dresses. I own 6 now. They are very comfy. Just a warning that the color in the picture of the teal blue dress is off. It is a darker shade of teal. I'm keeping it, but was hoping for more of a turquoise.
July 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ilovehobbes Amazing summer dress
Yes-you must be aware that the fabric of the dress is very beachy, but the look? Classy, sporty, dressy-you pick. You can change the look with different shoes or a cardigan. Have worn this to work and to the beach. I think the fabric keeps you cool in the heat. Just terrific-bought the asphalt color for something different. Packs well, washes well, wears well, sized well. Would love a different print-hoping for one next year. And the pocket!!! : )
July 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BluffValleyGal My new 'go to' dress
I am 5'5" and top heavy, so finding a dress that actually fits and looks good is challenging. I purchased the asphalt color and I wasn't sure if I would like it but I LOVE it. The color goes well with almost anything. The arm holes were a bit large but when I went down a size I was pleasantly surprised to find it fit, it does not pull, and the cut is very slimming! This fabric also moves great--seriously can go and do outdoor activities and feel just perfect in it. It packs great--no wrinkles. You can just put it on with a pair of great sandals and be ready for anything. I was happy to see there is a fushia color on clearance. Hopefully that cut will be the same. It would be great if LL Bean introduced more of this cut with the new photo type prints--like aspen trees, or mountains, etc.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Msrigs Nice dress but longer this year.
Love this dress and bought it last year. So I decided to get another this year, but when I got it I noticed that this year's dress is s bit longer than last year's. I liked last year's shorter length better, as I am just 5'3. So while I am happy with everything else (and I didn't notice any armhole issues as others have noted), but just wasn't thrilled with the slightly longer length. Otherwise it's an awesome travel dress and I wear it a lot. It's versatile and flattering and looks nice while performing well.
July 14, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by lucy91107 What's with these armholes?
I'm returning this, mostly because of the gaping armholes. I could possibly have them altered but the fabric is heavier than I expected and it does not specify that it is wicking to take away sweat. The gaping armholes stick out in front unattractively so just wearing a tank underneath wouldn't be enough. But they are also low-cut.
I've bought better dresses for less at other vendors.
July 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by lvinecour Matter of taste
I love this dress so much I bought it in two colors. It is a substantial but soft, cool material with a very flattering fit. So much is a matter of taste and individual shape. Someone mentioned it was a shiny material she hated and returned it. To me it has a luxurious sheen that lends richness to the color and fabric. Love it. I am 5'4'', 148 lbs, extremely busty and curvy, but fit. The medium looks amazing on me, so slenderizing. However, like many women mentioned, the armholes do gape quite a bit. I love the dresses so much I paid to have them tailored exactly to my shape. They are awesome.
June 8, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by VGrrrl Heavy bathing suit type fabric
This dress is well made but like other reviewers mentioned, the armholes gape quite a bit. The fabric isn't a soft lightweight easy fabric but a heavy, stretchy bathing suit like one. Didn't drape nicely, seemed stiff, and I thought it would be hot and sticky, despite being "breathable." Fuchsia color not a clear and bright tone but a muddy one. Returned the dress. Might work for someone else.
June 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dizzymommy Cute dress
I have this dress in black and love the style and fit so much I decided to get it in the fuschia. The black dress fit me perfectly, I am 5'4" and wear a 10 and the medium fit me just fine, no gaping in the arm holes like some of the other reviews had complained about. I was so excited to get the fuschia, but when I tried it on, the arm holes were gaping a little! Not too much to make me want to return the dress but just enough that a little bit of your bra shows with some movement. Something I can overlook since I love the dress. Just don't understand how one dress' fit can so differ from another when they are the same style and fabric....
May 29, 2016