Women's Smockback Dress
Perfect summer dress for BBQs and parties!
Absolutely love this dress. I have to admit I ordered it 3 sizes bigger since I'm pregnant and in my third trimester, but the elastic band in the back is great for the ever expanding rib cage. I'm tempted to order it in more sizes so I can keep wearing it after delivery in July- that's how beautiful and comfortable this dress makes me feel. I got over 5 compliments on the dress during it's first wear yesterday with a belt above the belly. Order it today!
April 29, 2012
I purchased this dress in blue and am considering going back for the white also. I love it! The fit is great and the fabric is so soft and comfortable, yet it holds it's shape and doesn't wrinkle. I received many compliments all day. I am very happy with my purchase.
April 29, 2012
Nice casual summer dress
I got this in blue from the sale, and think it is moneys worth. I like to have a loose casual dress for the summer, just to wear at home and at the cabin. For this purpose the dress is ideal. It fits even looser than I expected, but for my purpose that isn't a problem.
July 24, 2012
I really wanted to love this dress, but sadly, it will be returned. It fits like a tent, despite being my correct size. The upper part of the dress completely flattened out my chest leaving me looking like a boy. Too bunched up and hot.
July 21, 2012
I returned this white dress, size Medium.
I generally take a Medium without major alterations. I am 5'5", size 12, 34D. The dress was lovely to look at - lined and just what I had hoped for. When I put it on, the straps were too long and the bodice was way too roomy. This was not a simple fix. I couldn't just take in the sides because it would be too snug across my chest. What a disappointment. I returned what would have been the perfect swishy little summer sundress. I can't imagine what kind of body type this is made for or would flatter.
July 14, 2012
I ordered this in a size 4 and a size 6 as I'm having issues. The size 4 fits well except for the shoulder straps which I have to shorten a little. I like the quality, but if you are anxious to look thin, this is not the dress for you. I'll wear it for informal occasions. I like that the skirt is lined, so don't have to wear a slip in hot weather. I will return the size 6
July 9, 2012
Way too big on top
Ordered the size 16 which is normally what size I would get and the top is ridiculously large. Judging by the room in the bottom, I probably could have fit in a 14 in the bottom, but the top is not going to shrink by enough to even be worth trying. I'll have to return this one. I know I am a bit smaller than average on top, but wow, I'm not sure who this dress would even fit. The color and material are nice, I wish it had fit as I think I would have like it. Going to have to return it!
July 9, 2012
Nice idea, but poor design
Thought that this would be a wonderful casual dress, but found it way oversized and tent like
design. Did not taper as it appears to do in photo. Very unflattering. Under skirt WAS nice however.
Was full and comfortable.
July 8, 2012
I wanted so badly to like this dress - on the model it is adorable and I've been on a long quest for a white dress. But when I got this dress in the mail and tried it on, it was awful. The only reason I give this 2 stars is because the quality is excellent and THANK YOU LandsEnd for lining the white version with a lightweight but solid fabric. Well done there. The problem however is in the poor design. This is a dress for short waisted people. The second panel down from the top is so unflattering. I didn't only appear to be with child but also have a spare 18-wheeler tire around my middle. Not a good look. the smocking in the back also gathered in a strange way - making it bumpy which lead to the dress just fitting (or misfitting) in a very odd way. Sadly this is going back and I"m still on the quest for a casual white sundress.
June 29, 2012
add a sunbonnet and watering can to complete the Holly Hobby look
I returned this - don't know what I was thinking. I was looking for a sundress. Ordered my usual size and the fit was loose in the bodice. A better style for little girls than grown women.
June 25, 2012