Rated 2 out of 5 by Dan13r Size small?? Not really
We ordered this dress in size small for a normal size 4-6, it was HUGE. The material is soft, not really elegant to be worn as a teacher. It seems to be a bit too relaxed/pajam-ee as other reviewers have noted. We have to return it since it really isn't a good fit. Size S would more likely be a better fit for a 6-8 size.
December 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 Looks Like Pajamas
This material is nice but the print and feel reminds me of pajamas! I wore it once to school and I kept thinking I should throw a bathrobe over this dress! Also, the pattern (which I didn't examine closely enough in the picture) is actually little snowflakes and felt too seasonal for me. Lastly, the V neck is way too deep for someone with a large bust. I had to use a safety pin for modesty. This one is going back!
September 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Maschalein not flattering
I like the look of wrap dresses in general and liked the smoky blue color of this one, which I thought it might be nice to have for the cooler part of the year. Unfortunately the heavier tencel fabric doesn't drape as well as the rayon blend you use for the summer knit dresses. I don''t have a perfect figure and can only say that when you put the dress on, any figure flaw is mercilessly exposed! And the sleeves are too long, at least in size L.I returned this dress.
August 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by cogscilibrarian Comfy
I'm 5'5", 120-ish and the xsmall regular fits nicely. I wish it were available in petite, because the arms are too long, but I can deal with that. The cut is a bit low, but a white cami looks lovely underneath. Also, a cami is required because of the plastic seams -- which itched so much in the first 5 minutes that I took off the dress & put on a full cami.
Still, it's nice to have a comfy, pretty, fully long-sleeved dress -- so I won't complain. I plan to order more - along with more white camis!
February 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Capercats Only recourse: alteration
Back again, with the results of the Medium. Still too long in the body, gapes at the neckline. The dress is obviously designed for someone much taller than 5'4" Sent it to the dressmaker and had it altered for about $100. It looks fine now! Like the quality of the knit, doesn't wrinkle, and will travel well. With the remodel, it looks great and is a very basic style.
January 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by prairiems Comfy Dress, but puckering at the seam
I am 5'6" and weigh 125. I am slim and small chested. I ordered a small in the raspberry. This dress fit wonderfully, my husband loves it and for the most part it is very comfortable. The shape of the waist is retained through the use of a plastic like material, which is scratchy when worn. Not horrible, but can lead to some "itchy" moments. My biggest concern is the seam with the tag. After the first washing, it is apparent that the skirt was stretched during sewing as the seam puckers. I am going to try to fix it, but I do not have a lot of confidence that it will ever lay well. I may have to return it.
November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by parimala beautiful dress BUT ...
this dress is not for 5 feet tall people. the color and the feel every thing is great, but I' m only 5 feet tall it fits funny. I hope that ll bean will consider the 5 feet petite people worthy of this dress too.
November 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by janet127 A rare return to L.L.Bean
Before ordering, I read the reviews on this dress. I was concerned about the repeated comments about the low neckline, but I ordered this dress in blue print and raspberry anyway. They arrived in good time and I tried them on. Yep. Very low neckline, but, an easy fix. Or, so I thought. There simply isn't enough fabric in the front bodice to pull the neckline together and either pin or stitch it in place without creating unsightly pull lines in the fabric. I also wasn't pleased with the thin clingy fabric. Ordering in a larger size would have made the shoulders too long. I've very rarely returned anything to L.L.Bean. This time, both dresses went back.
October 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Capercats Why not a Petite size in this dress?
Great dress but.... ordered a large: fits on bottom, too big on top and for 5'2" it is droopy/too long in the body. Am trying a medium to see if it has a better fit. Hopeful! Will come back with a report in about a week!
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mom6 Deep Raspberry Dress
Although this dress is beautiful, both the color and fabric, it hugs my waist/hips a bit too much. The summer knit dress didn't (both in medium for me), so I will stick with the summer knit dress right now.
October 14, 2013