Rated 5 out of 5 by NewEnglanderr The best little black dress I've found!
I was pleasantly surprised with how cute this dress looks on. It's washable, dryable, and the fabric doesn't wrinkle easily. Great for travel. Never before have I owned a dress that I could truly wear out to dinner (with a pretty necklace), to the office (with a cardigan and nice flats), or walking around on vacation (with flip flops). Usually dresses claim to be that dress but really they don't look that good dressed up, or are too nice or fussy/wrinkly to bring on vacations. This one is perfectly versatile. There is a small zip pocket but it is discreet (another pet peeve is when pockets poof out and add bulk - with this one you hardly notice it's there.) I am 5'2, athletic build and usually around a size 4, 34B, and I got the size small in this. The length is just above my knee, I could go shorter for a vacation/ wear out to eat dress, but then it would be a bit too short for work, so this length is perfect to keep the dress versatile. The all over fit is great except the armpit holes are a bit too big. Not quite enough that I would have to wear a cami, though I hope in future versions they make the arm holes a bit smaller since lots of customers are having the same issue. All in all I highly recommended this versatile little dress.
August 27, 2016
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