Women's Printed Poplin Shift Dress
Too short, and lining not connected to the dress correctly
I love the print, but am very disappointed in the dress. First of all it is too short. (I'm 5'6"). The model must be extremely petite, or have unusually short legs. Second, the lining was tied to the dress, but the way it was tied made it bunch very unattractively at the sides. I snipped the thread that was tying the two parts, and now the lining rides up when I walk and bunches up at my waist, which is both unattractive and uncomfortable (and very difficult to "sort out" as you're walking without putting on quite a show.) Too bad the design wasn't "test worn" by a normal-sized woman who walks, as the fabric is very pretty and the scalloped hem adds interest.
May 16, 2013
What's with the pockets?
I tried this on in a local Sears and really, really wanted to like it -- cute print, great scalloped hem, easy to dress up or dress down. But as other reviewers have said, the fit is bizarre. The dress has pockets and bunches at the hips. The pocket/lining connection doesn't seem to be sewn properly, and the result is very unattractive. What a shame. I tried on 2 other Lands End dresses that day that also has pockets, and the pockets totally ruined the fit on those, too. Not that I don't like pockets, but who needs them in a dress? What you would put in them, anyway?
May 1, 2013
A very strange fit but...
This dress does have a very strange fit: The top is slightly baggy while the hip area fits me perfectly when I ordered my standard size 4P. But here is how I am wearing it: with a thin navy blue belt. With the supima cardigan in fresh grass green for the casual look and a navy blue blazer for the dressy/professional look, this dress actually turns out to be a very versatile piece for me. I'm 5'3" and with the belt, the dress does come right above my knees.
April 30, 2013
My very first "would not recommend"
Other reviewers are correct; I am 5'5" weigh 127 and almost always take a Lands End 10P. This dress has a very strange fit. The top is big; the bottom I can barely get it over my hips, and unless I put on that very lovely navy Lands End dress belt, it looks like a house dress!
Save your money, and purchase one of the other stretch keyhole dresses!
April 27, 2013
I tried this dress on at a Sears store in my area. I'm really glad I did because it has a very strange fit. The top of the dress is very large, while the waist and hips are very narrow. The dress bunches strangely in the back and is very unflattering. At 5' 4" and 115 lbs., I usually can wear a size 6 (and sometimes a size 4) with no problem. This dress was either designed poorly or there's a manufacturing problem.
April 22, 2013
Fit is very strange
This dress was tight in the shoulders and hips but bunchy at the waist. It was the strangest fitting dress I've put on in a long while. I am an apple shaped 5'-9" and 155 lbs, and purchased a size 12. I thought of all places it would be tight, it'd be through the middle. It's also shorter than It looks in the photo.
April 14, 2013