Rated 1 out of 5 by Sidd unattractive, uncomfortable
Arm holes too small. Waist in the wrong place and unflattering if you have a bust bigger than an A. Wrong size - had to send it back for a smaller size even though I followed the sizing chart. The only thing this dress is good for is the material, which is lovely. Cut it apart and make a skirt or a vest. If you have that kind of time.
October 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by enkay25 Tailored incorrectly, poor fit
LLbean was so nice to send me bigger sizes of this dress after my usual size did not work, but the replacements did not work either.
I am 5'10", 150 lbs, 34DD. I wear size 8 or 10 in dresses depending on brand/cut.
I first ordered 8 and 10. I could not even get into the 8 and could not zip the 10 comfortably. Then I got the 12. I just measured it for this review: shoulders 14 inch, chest 18 inch. This is really small for something labeled size 12.
It was tight in the shoulders and awkward to zip. It did zip though. The bust seemed a little loose above the waistband. It cannot be altered because of the waist band. I am sending them back.
The fabric is nice and the peach/apricot color is very pretty. I liked it better than the blue-green.
September 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by 2kids2cats frumpy and tight
That may seem like a contradiction, but I could tell when I took it out of the package that it was very boxy from the waist down. And it was. On top, however, it was very tight--and I went up a size (to an 8P). Fabric was crisp and lovely; workmanship excellent as usual. But this looked positively AWFUL on me. Back it goes.
August 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lauren1234 In love with this dress
This dress fits like a glove and is so flattering and versatile! I am 5'6, 145lbs, 34D and ordered a 6. It is so cute - not too modest, but certainly appropriate to wear to work (I am a teacher). Could be worn around town or dressed up. I think I may wear it to my friend's bridal shower. LOVE
August 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kizook Beautiful print
One of my favorite dresses! Well sewn, fabric and print are fantastic, and fits well all over. A bit snug on the chest, but probably because of my chest size compared to my dress size. I love this dress!
June 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LLBeanShellyJ Too Small in the Chest
I am 5'2", 130 lbs, 34D, and have a long waist for petite. I ordered the petite 6 and could not zip the side zipper as it was too tight in the chest. My guess is it would have been cute, but conservative, if I could zip it, length was right, a few inches above the knee.
May 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Julie928 Perfect, flirty & feminine dress!!!
I purchased this dress in the apricot color, size 6 regular. Typically I wear a size 8 but have found that most dresses from LL Bean run a tad big (for me anyway). This dress is very flattering on, although I do agree with the others who stated the armholes are a bit tight. After looking at the pictures of the models wearing this dress I think this dress fits me the way it should ~ slightly fitted. I contacted customer service regarding the difference between an 8 & a 6 and I think she said it was about an inch in the bust, waist & hips. There was hardly any difference in the armhole circumference ~ not enough to make me send this one back anyway. I am 5'6", 34C ~ don't know my weight as I feel bathroom scales are evil, lol! I hope this helps someone else who may be on the fence as to what size to order.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GinaLola Lovely, comfy, & cool
The flattering cut of the dress is great for me, a 5'4", 135 lb, B cup gal--I ordered a 4 Petite. I LOVE how I do not have to worry about showing cleavage--perfect neckline. LLBEAN, PLEASE MAKE SOLID summery colors in this dress---i.e., yellow, linen, & white. I would buy them all...and I am one tough cookie to please when it comes to dresses!
May 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cypripedium Caution -- very tight through the bust!
I ordered this dress in a 18 petite, which should have been plenty large for my busty figure, but the dress was way too tight from the waist up. Ordinarily LL Bean clothing fits me well but I had to send this back.
May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by virginiagirl99 Classic Cotton Dress.
I've worn this dress several times and I just love it, ordered the size 12 and it doesn't pooch or sag like most larger sizes. Fit gives you room in the waist area. Print is flattering.
May 16, 2014