Rated 5 out of 5 by MichelleJo The perfect dress, wish it were in more colors!
I have the old aqua print version of this dress and absolutely love it. It is a modest, but not frumpy cut. I'm 5'2" and it hits just at the knee. The V-neckline is flattering, but not too low. It's seems harder and harder to find dresses with sleeves and these are just right. It's a substantial weight fabric, but not hot at all. (Tested at in a high school gym at graduation with no a/c and travelling through Japan in summer.) Needs no ironing, so it is the perfect piece to toss into a suitcase. Topping it off- it has a pocket!
I have gotten compliments every single time I have worn this dress. I love it so much, I bought the black version yesterday and wore it to church today. Three different women asked where I got it.
I only wish it came in other solid colors. The black is a great basic color to dress up or down, but a navy blue at least would be a great addition.
September 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WestBoothbayHarbor Perfect Dress
I can't begin to describe how much I like this dress. The fabric is wonderful, thick with a quality feel that skims over the body but doesn't cling. Modest enough for work without being frumpy. No showing of bra straps. Great by itself, pairs well with a jacket or sweater, will be great with tights and boots when the weather is cool. Wish I could get one in every color. I wear it to work, to run errands, out to the movies, on walks, to cocktail parties with nice jewelry. Every single time I wear it I get compliments, makes me feel good!
September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by deddle 5'5", 185 lbs and pg looking belly. 68 years old
Just received this dress and the black sleeveless fitness in the mail
I ordered a total of 9 items ( 6 of them dresses)
I ordered the French Blue print fitness dress, tried it on and fell in love with it. I will return 6 items. Keeping three. I just ordered the purple/raspberry color and the black with short sleeves fitness dresses. Yep and the fitness dresses are worth every penny.
I am considered a big woman at 5'5" and 185 lbs. My belly looks like 8 months pregnant. I wish I knew how to take a picture and post here how good these dresses make me look. I ordered size XL and I was worried, but there is plenty room and does not look too snug.
I am 68 years young.
I am back w/llbean. I guess when you are good, you are good.
The colors are gorgeous. I usually order XXL but beans XL is great for fit. Fabric is a little heavy but supportive for me. My hubby says the length is right on. Me, could be one inch shorter. LOVE these FITNESS dresses.
You will not regret this purchase !
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PhoenixLouise Best Buy!
This black dress has been my "go to" summer outfit. I can wear it with a fitness jacket, sweater, dress it up or down. I have been buying LLBean all my life and this is one of my favorite purchases. I feel good in the fabric because it is thick enough to hide my figure flaws, stretchy enough to move with me, it doesn't wrinkle, and it has classic LBD styling. I don't leave home without it!
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NAWTNRS Love the fit
I have 4 of the LL Bean Fitness dresses! Great to run errands, hike in the desert or mountains and go out for a meal. I am 5'8" tall, size 16 and the XL gives me plenty of room to move. Looking forward to next season's colors and prints.
August 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by SportyBeanGurl Frumpy Dress
I liked the sporty look of this dress so I ordered it. When it arrived and I tried it on, it made me look like a nun! I'm 5'6" and curvy and the dress made me look like a frumpy old woman. Ahhh, no. It's going back. On the positive side, it was made of great material. Sorry but the style was a big miss for me.
August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ellempei Just love it
I love the short sleeve fitness dress! It's such an easy way to get dressed - just pop it on and go. I get compliments every time I wear it. I agree with the previous reviewer, the purple color is darker than shown online, and it's beautiful.
The only things that LLBean could do to improve this dress are 1) more prints! and 2) offer it in Tall sizes!
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeani Purple is prettier in person
I am 5'6 138lbs 34D. I ordered my usual size small and I love it. I have the black and the teal... and took a chance on the purple because it was just ok on the website. Boy am I thrilled with the color in person. It's darker and richer than it appears online. Less pink/lilac and more deep violet/raspberry.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rosie5 Love this dress!!
I love this dress! I'm 5'4", 130 lbs., & don't like tight clothes; this fits perfectly. It's so comfortable, & I get so many compliments every time I wear it, along with the black one & the sleeveless one I also bought! As other customers say, I just wish it came in more colors!
July 8, 2014