Rated 3 out of 5 by minivanmom wish it came in petite!
I debated how many stars to give this dress, as I do like it, but the bodice is not proportioned to fit my body shape (petite, narrow shoulders, 32D chest) so the armholes do gape. I've played around with adding darts, but I'm not sure I'm happy with the look of darts in this dress (print). I'm still debating keeping the dress, as I like the material, the styling (except for the ill fitting bodice), and the pocket, but I think for the price, I will reluctantly return it.
August 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eastcoastactive Great dress!
This is a stunning dress! I am 5'8" and 130 lbs, and I ordered a small. It fits perfectly -- not tight, just skims the body and is very flattering. Hits me a few inches above the knee. The fabric is substantial, and the zip pocket is very cute. With a light cardigan for cool evenings, or by itself on warm days, this is a perfect dress for traveling or around town.
July 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by IceCheerMom Perfect Casual LBD
This is the casual version of your perfect little black dress. It is perfect for a picnic or pool party. In fact I love it so much that I am on here right now buying a backup!
First, let me say that the fit is not roomy. I wear a medium in everything else from LL Bean but in this I needed to size up because the medium was clinging in places I did not want it to. If you are a bit busty or hippy , consider sizing up.
The fabric and cut of this dress are so flattering! It skims over any area you might consider a problem yet fits perfectly where you want to emphasize your best features. I actually looked in the mirror and said "wow!"
July 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mandino Great looking fitness dress!
I absolutely love this dress. I bought it in two colors - the fuchsia and dark blue print. I love both. In fact my mother said you have to get it in the other color. Very flattering for my 136 lb. 5'6" body. I am curvy with hips that are 38". I am a 36B on top. I ordered the medium. The top is a bit roomy, but fits so well everywhere else that it looks awesome. Lots of compliments, highly recommended.
July 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CindyinHB Love this dress
This is the cutest dress! fits perfect and feels so good on. I'm 5'4" and 130 lbs. small fit perfect.
July 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by AlaskanLLBeanappreciator This did not work...
First, I sized up and the gaping armholes were not doable plus it was too big all over. Then I reordered a smaller size and it fit on top with no gaping armholes but was a bit too tight in the middle. This did not fit right in either size for me. I did order the cap-sleeved one and it fits perfectly. I would have ordered that one in another color or a print but it was not available.
July 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by haika very snug, top a little gappy but marvelous fabric
I like these kind of summer dresses for really hot days and usually wear them with a short sleeve shirt coverup or over a sleeved tee so I wanted this to be roomy. I'm just under 5' , 63 years old and tend to need more room up top so ordered the XL. It's pretty darn snug through the torso but not binding/snug at the hips and is gappy in front and armholes. Good fit depends on your build, I guess. It comes just to my knees #OK length#. But I LOVE the fabric and am wearing a purple ss canvas shirt #men's LL Bean...an old one# over the blue/teal dress with purple Keen sandals. It works.
July 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by dpann Too short, too snug...
Was disappointed with this item.
Love the feel and look of it, but when I tried on in my size it was way too short and very snug.
It's being returned.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaidinVermont Black sleeveless fitness dress is the BEST
I almost never write reviews, but this dress is terrific and I am so pleased with it that I had to write a review. For a woman in her 60's with curves and bulges, this dress is slimming and comfortable - looks great. I am 5'1" and weigh 118lbs, 34C bra and the Small fits very well. I am traveling to Europe in less than a week where it is now in the 90's. I imagine this dress is going to be invaluable for daytime and evening - just add a scarf and nicer shoes and it is dressed up. Daytime Tevas and a hat and all set for walking to museums. I agree with the description of the dress on the website that says I may wear it all the time (and be able to wash it each night and be ready for the next day). Thank you LLBean - also arrived 3 days early - BRAVO!
June 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by thatpricekid Great throw on dress but too costly for that.
I love this dress. It fit great, wasn't too short for an older women. BUT once I saw it I decided it was not worth $50. Too much for a running errands dress or a throw on and go item.
May 10, 2015