Girls' Short Sleeve A-line Dress
Simple and great dress with modern fit
Let's start with the fact that both of my girls like this dress. A lot. With leggings. And bike shorts. They are wearing these on their flight to Florida because they are so comfy. I try to find clothes that play with them and then clean up well for another round of play. This dress as well as the heart leggings shown in the picture with the red dress, do just that. They wash and dry well (although we hang dry most clothing) and look like new after a month. We also shop at HA and they have updated their playdress style, too. Styles change, times change. (Think faded light blue Mom Jeans vs. a nice mid-rise straight fit, dark wash.) If Lands End didn't change with them, I wouldn't shop here anymore. This dress is certainly not "immodest" as others have indicated. How can a little girl play on the playground in a dress hanging below her knees? How can she go up stairs at school without worrying about tripping on the hem? The material is perfect for spring and summer outdoors! It is not super thin cotton and a five year old does not need another layer under it for "modesty". Put some leggings on with this dress and let them go outside to have fun without worrying so much about their bodies.
February 14, 2013
Like many others, I've bought Lands End knit dresses for my daughter for years. They have always been her favourite summer outfits.
So disappointed in this dress on a number of levels.
1. We chose what looked like a pretty pink floral, The colours of the dress that we received were nothing like those pictured on the website. My daughter took one look at the colours and told me to send it back. I encouraged her to try it on - it looked horribly fluorescent and I agreed to send it back.
2. The position of the waistline on these A line dresses does not sit comfortable at a normal waist. Just looked wrong on her.
3. The fabric is so much thinner than previous years and the tank dresses that I've bought in the same fabric don't wash anywhere near as well as dresses from previous years.
Being an international buyer, the postage costs are quite steep and I can't afford to purchase and pay this postage if I cannot be confident of the quality of the items.
PLEASE bring back the old style and fabric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 17, 2013
Please Bring Back The Previous Style!
My ten year old daughter truly misses the former dress style. We always ordered two or three of those comfortable dresses each season. While the prints are still cute, the new style is shorter, has a looser neckline and is cut closer to the body. My daughter also does not prefer the seam placement of the new dress, which sits lower than the former empire seam. Please bring back your previous style!
May 16, 2013
I have ordered Lands End dresses for my grand daughters before and had been pleased with them, but these were not as nice.
The quality of the last four dresses is not any where as nice as others I have ordered. I am very disappointed in these.
Flimsy material and the pockets don't lay flat. Have to iron them to make them look decent.
May 14, 2013
Great paired with cardigan and sandals...
May 12, 2013
Cute Dress, but slim fit
My daughter has been wearing Lands End dresses since she could walk, and every year we purchase a couple more. This dress should be so cute, but my daughter is thick around the waist, and these dresses are cut much slimmer than the dresses in the past. I suppose this gives them a more "modern", older look, but it means my 8 year old can't wear them - the material just bunches up over her hips. Too bad, because they are really pretty dresses. If you have a slim, longer-waisted child, I think they'd be adorable. 3 Stars given because we can't wear it.
May 12, 2013
Hard to fit
I have a non-verbal autistic little girl, she is long wasted and extremely hard to fit. I bought this dress several skorts and shirts for her. She loves them all and they fit perfectly even after they were washed. Her teachers said she is stemming less and is much happier with her clothes. I will definitely be buying all her clothing from here from now on.
A very satisfied mom.
May 11, 2013
very disappointed in this dress
For years I have bought Land's End dresses for my little girl. The dresses then get handed down to my sister's girls who wear them as well.
In the closet are 3 dresses:1) size 16 - too big 2) size 16 - just fits 3) size 14 plus - way too big.
Going by the way the 14+ fit, I ordered the reg 14. However, it's too tight in the chest, the armholes are too small, and it's too tight in the tummy.
We both like the print of the dress. The fabric, though thinner than the past, isn't bad. Don't like the cut of this dress at all. Please keep the print but go back to the old style.
Rather disappointed in the dress. Needless to say, so was my little girl who loves her 'comfy' dresses.
May 3, 2013
Beautiful, flattering fit
This is a great spring and summer dress. We bought the size small for my 7 year-old who is 49" tall. She will wear it for a long time. We bought the big neon floral and liked it so much, we got the dark coral butterfly print, too. I wish there were more cool and modern prints for this style dress! It's a more modern fit, but could use some updated prints.
April 26, 2013
Cute play dress
My daughter is not a "dress" girl. I bought this for her for church, and she loves it. It is soft and comfy for her, and dressy enough for me. It washes up beautifully, and we are both very pleased with it.
April 17, 2013