Rated 3 out of 5 by Cynnie Nice fabric, poor fit
If you have an hourglass figure either stay away from this dress or pay for altercations. This dress would be good for individuals with a rectangle body type.
The fabric is great and sturdy, the pattern is wonderful, and the fabric feels great.
I had the dress altered to fit my hourglass shape and couldn't be happier.
May 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by stormie267 Great Sundress
First, this is a review of the plaid linen/cotton dress in blue. I am 5 ft, 106 lbs, short-waisted, 34 B cup. I ordered the Petite size 4. It fits perfectly! Perfect length (just above the knee), perfect bust, perfect waist. The blue plaid isn't as bright as pictured; it's a more washed-out plaid, but fine anyway. I washed it in cold water, gentle cycle, and hung it on a hanger to dry. It dried within a day with hardly any wrinkles. I love the way it looks on me. Very summery. A half-slip is necessary, though, since the dress isn't lined but it is well-made. The value is good for the sale price. Since it isn't lined, I don't know if I'd pay full price.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArizonaLove size 4 regular fits 125 lb 5'5" 36 25 36 perfectly
I bought both colors of the Premium Linen/Cotten Dress. They are very well made, fit my body dimensions perfectly. They fit so perfectly that had I gotten size petite, they would have been too short, too tight in the chest/arms, and the waist would have been too tight and high.
The dresses' lengths rest just at the top and 2 inches from the center of the knee.
May 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by funseeker What a steal!
If you can get the sizing right, this dress is a steal for the sale price. I personally love it! I purchased this dress in the peach-plaid color. The color, quality and fabric are excellent. This dress looks adorable with a cardigan and sandals--great for casual office setting, a warm evening out, or dinner. I am 5 feet tall and the dress comes right at my knee. As per other reviews, I went up a size and the dress fits just fine; I normally wear a 10 in dresses and bought a size 12. If you are bigger busted, this dress will likely not work for you. I am a 38C and the fit is spot on. The dress does wrinkle a little bit at the waist if you are sitting for any length of time. Overall, I think this dress is fantastic if you can get the sizing correct.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AZBeanFan Comfort, quality, good fabric
Nice summer dress. Needed size 8 instead of usual 6. It was tight on top which is very rare for me. Side zipper is a feature that I like. Almost returned this dress, but after wearing it once, ordered another color. Really comfortable & good balance between dressy and casual. Fabric didn't wrinkle as I feared it would. Not scratchy either. One minor fault...from the side I look a bit thicker in the waist than I am, but from back & front I like the appearance. Positives far outweigh negative. This review is for the PLAID linen/cotton dress.
May 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by compassiongal Adorable Dress for a great price
I am 5'7" and I weigh 118 pounds. I ordered a 4 Petite because I was concerned the 4 Regular dress would be too long. This dress was a good fit and length for me. I agree that the armholes are a bit tight. However, this is great lightweight dress and I am excited about wearing it for summer outings, to work, and when I travel.
May 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mommycozy Nice fit and lovely style
It's a lovely summer dress. The plaid pattern looks young and wholesome. Drapy and breezy fabric for summer time. I am quite petite, less than 5ft tall and only 100 pounds in weight. Size 4 petite fits me nicely. I hope it won't shrink in the wash.
April 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Susan99 Great fabric, fit a little different than usual
As always, the fabric of this dress is wonderful. I can't wait for warmer weather in which to wear it. But a few notes about the fit -- I bought a 4 petite, which would usually be too large for me in LL Bean sizes (5'1", 100 lbs). But it was on sale for 19.99 so I figured I'd give it a try. The top actually fits quite well, and I like the fact that the V-neck is stitched down so there is no gaping. But starting at the band below the top, it's too big and sort of boxy. I am going to keep it given the price and the fact that I don't mind it being loose around the waist and hips.
April 22, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by gagesnana To tight
Love the color and the feel of it but it runs extremely small on top. I am a good solid 12 but I bought a 14 to be comfortable. Still to tight up top. Had to exchange it for a 16 which I have never worn.
April 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SharonWM Nice fabric for hot climate
I ordered this dress delivered to me on vacation in Puerto Rico, so kept my fingers crossed that it would fit as my last size 4 dress from LL Bean was huge in the top and had to be altered.
This one fit fine on the side with the zipper but the other side is totally straight and will have to be taken in from the armhole to the waist. That said, I have worn it and the fabric is perfect for hot weather. Once it is altered, it will be a favourite.
I wish LL Bean still made their clothes in the USA. The sizing and workmanship were better.
February 12, 2015