Women's Original Pattern Cotton V-neck Flare Dress
It is so nice to have a dress so just plain pretty...
I now have two of these dresses, in different patterns. I'm considering a third.
The fabric is lovely, draping well and with lovely colour in the patterns. The v-shaping in front and back is so summery and flattering, feminine without being too revealing. The cut of the armholes is very nice, giving a long look to the arms and there is no binding.
I have not worn a "short" skirt in probably 30 years, which tells you I am not a young woman. Neither am I a particularly small woman. The length of the skirt on me - not the height of a typical model - falls to just the bottom of the knee and is very flattering. It does not look like I have on my daughter's (or granddaughter's, heaven forbid) dress, even though the look is generally youthful.
This dress is comfortable, flattering and I feel pretty in it...I'm looking forward to wearing each of these dresses often this summer, dressed up or down with different shoes and cardigans when needed. It is going to be a very pretty summer....
April 28, 2012
Very pretty dress
The fit is perfect and empire waist flattering. The fabric is cool and breezy, very comfortable on a hot day. I chose the poppy pattern and was glad of the lining which provides good coverage. There are also tiny snaps to keep your bra straps in place - a very clever and useful feature.
March 31, 2012
I may have a lot of dresses, but this one is STAND OUT! I got it in the mail today and put it on right away. Here are just a few things I like about it. 1. Excellent bust! I was really nervous about the cross-over bust and how it would gap, but it is not the case. Because of the gathering in the bust, it makes the dress look more evenly proportioned on me since I have a smaller bust compared to my hips. 2. Elastic gathering in back. This makes the dress so comfortable to wear. Even though there is a hidden zipper on the side, the elastic pulls the waist in and creates and lovely silhouette. I love the how the higher waist leaves space around my tummy and hip. Finally, 3. The style and fabric. Exactly the excellent quality I expect from LE. The style is perfect for layering. I actually wore it today with a t-shirt and cardigan on top. It was too cute!
February 23, 2012
Flirty dress, perfect for summer!
I bought this in both pink and cornflower blue. I only wish the navy had been available in my size, too! This is one Baby Bear of a dress; nothing is too big or too small, everything fits just right! The fabric is really nice and I love the length. I'm forty six and I don't want to wear dresses that make me look like I raided my sixteen year old's closet, but, I do want to look pretty. This flirty dress is the perfect answer!
May 21, 2013
This dress is flattering & a true classic!
This is the second year I have bought a dress with this cut in different prints. It's great quality and is a very flattering dress. If I didn't need SOME variety in my wardrobe, I'd fill my closet with these in every print! The only small downside is that the cut is low, so it's necessary to wear a cami to stay modest.
May 11, 2013
Perfect Summer Dress
I love the fit of this dress. Also love that it is cotton and very comfortable. Will wear to work with a sweater and out and about with flip flops. I bought a size 10P and it fits great. Sometimes wear S in Land End.
I will propbably buy another color.
May 11, 2013
The perfect summer dress!
I now own this dress in 4 different patterns. It has a silhouette that flatters most body types. I get compliments every time I wear one of them.
May 11, 2013
Best summer dress
I bought this style of dress 2 ish summers ago and it has been my go to dress for 2 summers. I was ecstatic when I saw this style again. It's so easy to wear and is flattering. I am more busty so I did one stitch in the overlap and it stays perfectly. The liner of this season is slightly smaller then my prior dress as some have said but its not too small once you pull it down it stays in place fine. I would highly recommend this dress I get so many compliments.
May 11, 2013
Incredibly ill fitting
This is possibly the most ill fitting dress I have ever tried on. It is too small on top, bunches oddly at the empire waist, and has odd gathering in the center front that makes you look 9 months pregnant.
May 10, 2013
I bought this at the same time as the modal fit and flare. the fit and flare is perfect for me. I found the lack of stretch in this fabric made the bust just slightly too small for the cut of the dress (It should be a little loose on top) and the banding on the empire waist just a little too wide. my under bust measurement is the same as my waist, if that helps. it is VERY NICE, though, for a simple summer dress, well made and nicely lined. I'm keeping it wear around the house where the fit doesn't matter so much; that's how much I like it.
April 28, 2013