Rated 5 out of 5 by cjaynrun Lovely Dress
This is a great dress. I am 5'4" 150 pounds and bought the Large regular. It fits great and falls below the knee. I wear a tank underneath to fill in the V-neck gap and it looks great. It is extremely comfortable as well as easy to care for. I like the empire style since I carry weight at the waistline. I pair it with a shorter length cardigan when necessary. Highly recommend.
April 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by saramay Nice dress
Love the style of this dress. Very comfortable material. Unfortunately, it is not for ladies that are very buxomly inclined.
Sorry I had to return it. No other size would do the trick either, I'm sure.
June 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by msfrogladie buyer beware: poor quality
I read good and bad reviews for this dress but purchased it anyway because LL Bean has such a good reputation. The dress is comfortable. The V is low. I sewed it up a little and that helped. I wore the dress to the zoo and a stranger came up to me and asked me if I knew that there were holes in the seams of my dress? I went into the restroom and on both sides there were spots where the manufacturer has not sewn the seam correctly. Each area missed was a good three inches big. It was like having slits. Those at the zoo got a good look at my bra and underpants. How it got through quality control I do not know unless this was a second. Still, I liked the color so I repaired the seams. I washed the dress in cold water /gentle cycle ( no dryer). The dress came out misshapen and unwearable. I should have paid attention to the negative reviews.
June 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by stylishgrammy Amazing fit, style, comfort, size, length
I just bought this dress in Navy along with the fine gauge button up cardigan sweater in White and I was so impressed with the style, the fit, the comfort, the size and the length. It is very stylish to wear to work and I received so many compliments, I am 5'8" 145 lbs and a size 8. It fit perfectly and the white sweater really made the outfit classy. I am thinking of getting another one, but the only colors I see are printed.
June 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by FSUGirl I love this dress!
I'm going to join the dress lover list. I am about 5'7" & almost 140lbs. I got the Ember color and I absolutely love it. It looks just like the picture. The neckline is a little low, but it's typical of that style and it's not that bad. I'm even currently wearing it at work... and have received two compliments from female co-workers. It teeters on the line of being a little too casual for work, but it's perfect for a warm day - lightweight & flows nicely (I brought a short sleeve jacket, but haven't put it on). The uncomfortable part expressed by some must have to do with body type because I see nothing uncomfortable about the dress; it's just the opposite for me. I've only washed it once & see no change in color. It's not super high quality, but it really is a great little summer dress... I'm only disappointed because I think the price dropped since I bought it. Hmmm.... might have to buy another! :) Adding a quick photo I just took for reference...
June 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by shopper266 summer dress fail
I should have believed the reviews that cited the very low neckline and itchy, uncomfortable waist band plus overall poor quality. I kept hoping it would fit differently on me. No such luck. Unless one has a very long torso, the neckline just doesn't work (in public anyway). The roughly stitched waist band was a deal-breaker for sure; so uncomfortable. The dress looks so nice in the photos and the print is lovely, but the overall quality and fit of the dress are just not up to LLBean standards which previously have focused on details like these.
June 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by CatWiskas Plunging Neckline and Fading Color
I love the dress style, it's cute, I like the empire waist. I bought the navy blue medallion print. The fabric is lightweight, has a very nice drape, and is not clingy. Even with all that going for it, I'm returning it. After wearing and washing only once, the color faded. When I wore it I was a bit uncomfortable with the low-cut neckline so I put a pin in it to keep it closed. That wasn't enough though, it was still too revealing: every time I leaned forward my bra showed. Also, the seams around the waistline (there are 2 of them) rubbed and irritated my skin. I found myself tugging and adjusting all day. Too bad, I really liked the style, sad to see it go.
May 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Activescientist Dreaded high waist
From the photo, it appeared that this dress might escape the dreaded trend toward empire or almost-empire waists. However, even after ordering a regular for my 5 foot 3 inch frame, the waist is too high. Tugging the fabric helps a bit, but then the top plunges.
Too bad, because the fabric seems quite good.
May 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by MBEG Dress size Large
I am 5'8" and 150 lbs. I bought two of these dresses last summer and the colors faded after a couple washes. I found that the waist was high, fabric thin, and the seams in the waist band were uncomfortable next to my skin.
May 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LizzieT Flattering and comfy
I had ordered, and returned, this dress before. I love this style but wasn't so fond of the thin fabric which could cling in the wrong places. (And who wants to wear shapewear under a *summer* dress?)
BUT the navy medallion print was so pretty that I took a chance and ordered it.
I'm glad I did. The cut and fit are perfect and the dark print compensates for the clingy fabric. I also like the fact that the dress is entirely in the print (no contrasting neckband or waistband). This helps in the overall slimming effect.
May 6, 2015