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
Rated 5 out of 5 by FINEandFITat50 Love Everything About It!
LLBean goes modern and wins on this dress! Design is great, fabric is great, and the little side zipper is a plus. I'm 52. 5'8" and 136 lbs. with a slight tummy pooch. 34B. Size small fits me perfectly. Look is slimming and super attractive. Not too short. I just purchased my second Sleeveless Fitness Dress in Black because I LOVE it so much!
May 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by FlowersandFelines Will wear this dress A LOT!!! Love it love it!
I bought this dress in black. Wore it today. It is absolutely perfect. Length above the knee but not too short. Substantial weight...not clingy at all. Has an active feel but with sandals and fun jewelry can be dressed up a bit. This will be my go to all summer. Wish it came in more solid colors. Maybe a cobalt or fuchsia as I am not a print person. For reference I am 5'5" , 128 lbs and the small fits me perfectly.
May 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by franniecanary I look 10 pounds thinner
Good Lord I love this dress. Got it in black, size L. I wear a 12 and have full hips. It fit nicely. I truly look more slender. I would wear this 7 days a week if it was socially acceptable. I just ordered the fuchsia rose print...
May 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by funseeker The most easy going dress out there!
I love LL Bean's sleeveless fitness dresses! I own two printed dresses and one solid dress. They are great because they are comfortable and look nice. I can put on a nice cardigan, tights and dress shoes and look nice for the office, but still be super comfy. I often get compliments on them as well. For work, I often travel to conferences and I almost always pack the solid color dress because it packs small and doesn't wrinkle in a suit case. I know this is a fitness dress, but I do not wear them to work out in so I cannot attest to how well they work for that. Though, I've worn them on short walks on lunch breaks and was comfortable.
May 2, 2016