Women's Pattern Pique Empire Dress
Nice Material, Too tight in bust yet too big in waist & hips
I wanted to love this dress. The material is great quality and it's lined. The colors are beautiful. I also like the more modest length. However, I found that the bust was extremely tight and squishing me. Yet, the waist and hips were way too roomy. I'm usually a size 2, 32 D and do have curvy hips but there was way too much material around there and made me appear larger and not figure flattering.
June 15, 2013
Love this dress .... very flattering.
Love the dress. It's very flattering for a middle aged woman. I'm sure it would look just as nice on a young woman too!
June 1, 2013
Better in pic
Loved the look on line but it just isn't for me. Top is not flattering if you don't fill it out although overall fit was Ok. The tucks on the top just didn't do anything for me. The material is a pique and a bit dull. It is going back.
May 29, 2013
lovely summer dress
Love this dress. The colors are beautiful, not too bright. I am 5'2" and 105, usually wear a size 4. In Land's End, I have found that the XS Petite does very well for me. The XSP fit perfect, just the right length and lays very nicely through the torso. I was very pleased with this purchase.
May 29, 2013
A beautiful dress for any summer event!
I wore this dress to my daughter's college graduation. It was the perfect choice - neither too dressy nor too casual, and wrinkles from riding several hours in the car fell out quickly. The beautiful jewel colors of this dress are very rich, bright and pretty (not always true with cotton). At 5'5" (not quite petite), the hem fell just above my knee - perfect!
At 117 lbs, with a 32C bust, 26" waist and 36" hips, the smallest size available (2) was still very loose, especially through the waist and rear. Even so, the dress retained its overall flattering shape; Lovely! *Buyers please NOTE BEFORE wearing: this printed fabric with woven pique threads WILL 'pull', and because the bright floral colors contrast beautifully with the royal blue background, each pulled thread shows clearly - BUT, I found a fairly easy 'fix': locate the end of a snagged / 'pulled' thread and gently pull it back into its original place :-).
May 29, 2013
Cute little summer dress!
I am a petite woman, 4'11" and this is a cute little summer dress, lined, and well-made. My one caution is that this dress does have side pockets, which I love....only since I am well-proportioned in the hip area, the pockets tend to make me look a bit hippier. I sewed the pockets shut and now have a lovely look. Don't forget to look at the pink cardigan to finish the look!
May 28, 2013
Stiff fabric, bad fit
If you are busty this will not fit. The lower part of the dress was loose on me, but the top was too tight. And it was much too low cut to wear with a bra. But even if the fit had been good, I would have returned it because the fabric was stiff and scratchy.
May 27, 2013
This dress is so cute and I ordered my usual size and the dress was easily one size too small. It was very tight in the bust, and I am not a big-busted gal. The pockets are aligned weirdly so they hit at just the wrong point making your hips look WAY too big. This dress is fitted more like an A-line than an empire. I returned it, very disappointed.
May 24, 2013
I was very disappointed in this dress.
I was very disappointed in this dress. The colors are not true to the image, as others have said. The flowers are orange & red - not pink, and the blue is navy - not at all an attractive combination in my view. The fit just didn't work for me - too big through the bust and a bit snug in the hips. And a bit too short, as well - please cover my knees. This dress is definitely going back!
May 21, 2013
Lovely dress with a good fit!
The fabric on this dress is really nice, and I love the print. As other reviewers have noted, the blue is a bit more navy than the photo shows, but, I'd still call it a bright dress. The fit is great, overall, if a bit form fitting. (As someone with a bit of cushion in front as well as back, spanx will make this dress look even better!) The fact that the dress is lined adds to the quality of the product. When I first ordered, I couldn't figure out what the model was doing with her hands. Duh! Pockets! Hurray for pockets, because I want to carry a cell phone and my keys, but not a purse. Boo for pockets, because they stick out a bit. (Perhaps spanx will make that less noticeable, too! lol) I'd definitely recommend this dress.
May 21, 2013