Rated 3 out of 5 by atlgal Nice but...
I had high hopes for this dress based on the reviews. The fabric and lining and fabric color (I got the raisin and red) is very nice. I ordered a size 6 (115 lbs 5'5") and the fit was ok but....the pictures don't all show the waistline as a matter of fact belts and the models arms hide the diagonal striped waistband. On me the diagonal stripes point like a neon sign to my little tummy pooch. Not a flattering look! Since I'm short waisted a big belt isn't a good option. Sigh! I'm sure it looks good on some figures but not mine!
September 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by miamian A great dress
I bought this dress in the blue/green stripe version. The size zero fits perfectly. The dress is now in its third season. The material hasn't pilled at all or lost color at the edges. I wash in cold water and dark Woolite on the delicate cycle, hang to dry..It dries quickly, and never needs ironing. You can dress it up with hose, heels, jewelry or wear with sandals en route to the grocery store.
I'd love to see the same dress in solid colors----please note, customer service---and would buy several more..
May 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by yourmajesty Glad I Ordered It!
Waffled on this purchase, but glad I eventually decided to order it (hickory stripe colour). The fabric is very nice - soft and drapes nicely suiting the top portion of the dress well. Size runs typical for Signature - order one size up if you are concerned about broad shoulders. Fit is ideal for straight/athletic/equal weight distribution figures.
Works nicely with a camel coloured cardigan or the right kind of darker, not vibrant orange; brown tights a definite.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by miamian love the dress
Two years ago, I ordered this dress in its original green/navy colors. The size zero fits perfectly, and the length is perfect: just a few inches above the knee. It's never needed ironing. I wear it once a week from late April through November.
Please, L.L. Bean, consider offering the same style in solid colors---I'd love one in black or navy, for example.
October 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PersnicketyBeanShopper Perfection!
I just love this dress! I wore it for the first time yesterday and received many compliments. I wear an 8/S in regular Bean and a 10 or 12 in Signature. Most Signature items are tricky fits, as I am smaller on the bottom than the top. This dress has a loose fitting top that is perfectly gathered into a slim- fitting bottom. The dress does not cling but hangs smoothly because of the lining. Don't hesitate to try this one.
I am hoping this pattern will be made in more colors. The cut, side zipper, and lined skirt make it worth the money.
One thing, this dress looks great with brown tights and boots. The length is such that I would only wear this with tights. (I'm 5'4")
September 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by karsmitty2 Weird fit
I'm 5'8" tall and weigh 145 lbs and ordered the size 10. The waist on it was tight getting the dress on over my head, but then the waist was loose once I got the garment on and just hung on me. Strange fit. I returned it.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CookandChauffeur Flattering and Comfortable
I ordered this based on others' reviews, and am glad I did. Yes, you need to use "Signature" sizing--if you're like me, you're 2 or 3 sizes larger in Signature clothes, depending on what you're buying. That said, my dress fits well and is comfortable. I washed it the other day (wore it on Thanksgiving) and dried it on a rack. Looks good! I like how the skirt is lined.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beanlover17 Awesome dress
I love this dress! I bought it in my regular size 4 and it fits perfectly. It is also great to wear to work with a pair of heels and then again on the weekend with a pair of boots. The dress has a great drape and never clings. Very happy with my purchase! I hope they come out with more colors!
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by IMTW Great dress!
I'm very pleased with this dress. The lined skirt and hidden side zip are really nice touches, so it fits well without clinging to tights (my pet peeve#. I ordered it is 4 regular, my "normal" size, and it fits well. Extremely comfortable, with a soft, drapey jersey fabric. It's very versatile -- I've worn it to the office #with a blazer#, on airplanes, and on the weekend #with a slouchy cardigan#.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by closetobeans Comfortable and flattering
I ordered a 6 petite so it wouldn't be too long. I find petite's usually run smaller everywhere--not just length--so I went up from my usual size 4. I love the lining in the dress--it doesn't cling and hangs beautifully. Nice color and great fabric.
September 23, 2013