Rated 3 out of 5 by summerwoman1 too high waisted
nice style, good fit except too high waisted
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TwinsfortheWin Flattering dress
I adore this dress. I initially bought this dress in black. I tried it on in the store and I loved the fit. The fit is very flattering on my frame while being appropriately modest for my age. The fabric is wonderful. Other reviewers have mentioned an issue with the fabric clinging- but if you wear a proper slip, this dress drapes beautifully. The mid weight of the fabric makes this dress work for cool summer evenings as well as chilly winter days if paired with tights and a cardigan. The neckline on this dress looks great with a nice scarf and cardigan. I like this dress so much, that I just placed an order for it in the Dark Ivy... and I'm thinking I might just go ahead and get it in Wisteria to wear in the spring!
December 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pokeyclown Trick or Treat - Making Lemonade
I very badly wanted this dress in its two original patterns, Navy and Cobalt, but managed to miss out on them both. So I snapped up this Wisteria Blue one as soon as possible.
This dress has a graceful style and flow with a beautiful pleated bodice which enhances my figure. At 5 feet short, the PXS falls just below my kneecaps. That's good because you need a variety of lengths. And it might tighten up when laundered inside out, cold water, delicate cycle. Since it's 95% rayon, the rest spandex, the first time I launder it I'm going to hang it to dry, since it's usually the dryer that ruins things.
On the Blue background are three shades of Purple: Dusty Dark, Dusty Medium, and Light. There are Creamy patches here and there. Lastly, for some reason there are dark olive green splotches which just don't go with the 4 blue/purple hues that give the impression of Wisteria Blue, as it's called.
Frankly they look like Camo Fatigues, and at first I was not amused. So I was feeling camo-fatigued when I found your new cotton twill, fleece-lined, camo print Freeport Field Jacket, inexplicably under Blazers. (291649REG, 291652PET.)
Hmmm, kinda cute.... An idea began to form, so I clicked on Bean's Boots (made in Maine). Ooooh, all those colors: Raven Blue, Navy Blue, Dark Cranberry, Black, Brown, White, Black Buffalo Check, Apple Cinnamon Waxed Canvas, and combos thereof, even a Fuschia/Navy; 6", 7", 8", 10",16", 14 eyelets; Shearling-lined, Goretex, Thinsulate, Special Edition, - my mind went from dizzy to tizzy to busy.
This dress, that jacket, those Cranberry boots that go up to THERE - THIS would be my costume for those upcoming Halloween events. Need you ask: I'm going as A Crazed LL Bean Customer! Maybe I'll even win first prize.
Yes you can borrow my idea, but if you live east of the Rockies, please add long underwear.
October 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nick0 Nearly perfect.
Purchased in black as a casual LBD and very happy with it. Launders well, although needs quick application of a lint roller to keep it looking crisp. The neckline and bodice of this style are particularly flattering on me.
In hindsight, I think I ought to have gotten the petite instead of the regular -- the regular hits me just at the knee, and I wanted something a little higher. But I didn't want to bother with the return process, so I'll just hem it. (I'm a 5'4'', 115 lbs, A-cup; purchased size Misses Regular XS.)
October 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CarmenE Comfortable
Love the dress,fabric weight, lenght and style. Wish the elastic waist was a little lower. I usually am a petite small, but had to buy medium. The only drawback for me was that when I washed it. I washed it in the delicate cycle. It got a little fuzzy and seems to have shrunk just a little. I am thinking of exchanging it for another one (will get it regular instead of petite and have it hem) and will have it dry cleaned in the future. I get a lot of compliments. I really love it. That is why I will give it another chance. Also great for work
September 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by haika easy fit
I'm wearing this for the first time today and like this dress very much. The only thing I'd alter is the width of the waist band. It's quite wide and hard to hide with any of the belts I tried. I got the Petite L in olive green (solid#. I'm just under 5' and the skirt hits just below the knee #as pictured#. I'm wearing it with a denim blue ss men's shirt and denim blue Keens sandles and just ordered a nice boho denim-blue necklace that should fit that scoop neck nicely. Thanks!
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by passerine Super flattering dress
I really love this dress! It fits a bit snugly and has a very slimming effect. The fabric weight is heavy enough to hold its shape and is not see-through. It's cool and comfortable, and I find myself wearing it a lot. I will probably order it in another color.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KitandCaboodle I love it!
I never write reviews, but this one deserved it. The quality of the fabric is wonderful, it's thick enough to conceal undergarments but still lightweight for summer wear. The style is definitely not "fancy," but the pleats do dress it up slightly and make you feel like you're wearing something special. The elastic part under the bust is incredibly figure flattering - the dress shows off my natural figure without being tight, clingy, or inappropriate in any way. I am 5'4 and 115 pounds, the XS regular fits perfectly. I'm a young, fashion-oriented twenty-something who is always on the quest to find cute clothes that aren't too low cut in both the front and back, or too high cut in the hem. This dress is feminine, easy to wear, and conservative without being frumpy. I love it so much, I bought two colors :)
July 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bestbeancustomer Flattering Dress
I bought this dress in the floral print and am so pleased with it. Finally, a dress without a deep vee neck! I love the higher scoop neckline that keeps the chest covered, and the pleats add interest. I'm 5'4", 134 lbs, and the medium regular fits perfectly and falls just barely above the knee, which I also love. It's not too short, but not frumpy-looking below the knee. The dress seems well-made and drapes well. It also washes and dries like a dream. I washed it in cold water and dried it on low and it came out with no wrinkles. The only thing I would change would be to make it with true short-sleeves, not capped, for those of us who are middle-aged and don't like to go sleeveless. Good job, LLBean!
July 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5thtryforanickname pleated knit dress-Soft Cobalt
This is the 1st review that I have ever written, even though I have been shopping at LLBean for a few years now. I have poured over the reviews trying to navigate swimsuit and summer dress purchases, so I decided to do my share. Hopefully this will help someone else choosing a color or size.
This color of this dress is beautiful and the dress is flattering. I am 5'9" and wear 12 tops and 14 skirts/pants.. Usually I order L in LL Bean dresses because I am self conscious about skirts being too tight through the hips. Not only is this dress a perfect fit, but it is also a perfect length. It comes right above my knees. Sometimes LL Bean dresses that are above the knee are much shorter that I am comfortable wearing since having kids, but this one is perfect. I have already ordered another color.
LL-Bean How about some tall sizes? There was another dress that I wanted, but the reviews all said that it came to the top of their knees & they were around 5'2". Even the longer skirts would be great in a tall, because in the winter I love for dresses to be longer than mid-calf.
June 26, 2014