Women's 3/4-sleeve Pattern Ponté Wrap Dress
Weird fabric and fit
Tried this dress in a small as that seems to be my Lands End dress size. The arms were tight and the fabric was not nice. It was stiff and cheap feeling. The fit other than arms was okay, though a little tight in the shoulder area. I am 5'5", 140 lbs and pear-shaped.
April 15, 2014
Very cute dress, wonderful fabric, but be careful if you're 5'9" or over
I loved this wrap dress -- the fabric is a substantial weight and hangs nicely, and the colours were nice and rich. Unfortunately the waistband hit me too high on the ribs, so I'm returning it. I'm 5'9", but ordered the a regular size M as I wanted the dress to be above my knees. If I had ordered the Tall M, the waist might have been better, but then I would have needed to hem the dress. If the fit of the bodice had been a bit longer, I would have gladly kept the dress and ordered another in a different colour, it feels like the kind of piece you could wear all day and be comfortable and stylish at the same time.
April 14, 2014
I bought this dress in the red print. I love it! The fabric is stiff but not clingy so it drapes over my body giving me a smooth (not lumpy) hour glass figure. I got so many compliments. It is a nice v neck but I did not have to check every 5 minutes to make sure I was not popping out. I am going to order it in another pattern. Very comfortable.
March 24, 2014
So many compliments!
I have this dress in a solid color and the red print. I get SO many compliments every time I wear this dress. The print fabrics are a little stiffer than the solid color, but that makes the dress less clingy and I like that. I have a somewhat-hourglass figure and this makes me look like a true, classic hourglass. The fabric makes this an excellent travel dress, as you can just open your suitcase, shake the dress and hang it up and it looks great. The neckline is a little bit sexy but not overly revealing. I hope this is offered in new colors for Fall 2014, as this is a classic that I would like to buy again in more prints and solid colors. The sleeves run just a little slim considering the fullness in the bust area, that's the only thing I would change for the next edition of this dress.
March 12, 2014
Not what I expected
From the pictures and reviews, this seemed like the 'magic dress' and great for travel/casual business. However, I ordered both the petite and reg medium and found the sizing to be off. I'm usually a 10/12 (medium by sizing chart) and this was tight in the arms and body. The dress flared more than it looks like on the model so it was not flattering. I thought it would be more of a jersey knit; however, it was more of an old-school polyester. Colors and prints were pretty for both the grape and red. Better luck next time.
February 23, 2014
For reference: I am 5'3 - 140lbs - size 36DD and I purchased the small. Not the petite because I like my dresses to fall to my knees. I loved the fit of this dress. It is very flattering esp if you have a pooch as I do and hips. The waist band hides that pooch well and the A-line - helps the hips appear trimmer than they are. Since it is a "wrap" - the neckline does come down a bit so you may need to pin it. I guess it would depend on your size up top. I wish they would just put a little snap there for you. II love dresses that are 3/4 sleeved so that it hides my arms that are a little "soft". The fabric is nice and sturdy. It is a little "rough". All in all a great dress for all seasons, here in Central Texas. A sweater and boots in the winter, flats or sandals for summer, spring & fall! I have not washed it yet. I'm hopeful it will hold up nicely!
February 6, 2014
I'm a big fan of Land's End Ponte dresses, but this one falls way short. The fabric is so thick and rigid, it felt scratchy on my skin. I have the exact same dress in solid colors, so I had very high hopes for this one. While I'm sure it's as washable as other LE Ponte, it is certainly not as wearable. Back it goes.
January 26, 2014
Great, versatile dress, flattering and comfortable
This is a great dress! I took it to Phoenix in its original bag, not sure if I would wear it because I hadn't even had time to try it on, but I put it on the first day and my family raved about how it looked & fit, so off we went to tour the Desert Botanical Garden. Turns out this was a perfect outfit on a cool day in a warm climate--I was extremely comfortable all day walking, having lunch and traveling, and felt I was appropriately well-dressed for all activities. The fit is flattering and though, as other reviewers have said, the fabric seemed a bit stiff out of the bag it loosened up right away with wearing. I could have worn this dress every day of our trip. The ponte fabric fits without clinging and the wrap front is reliable -- neither too loose nor too tight; it's the first time I've been able to wear that style. A very good-looking dress that covers & flatters curvy figures nicely.
December 31, 2013
Comfortable and flattering
This is a very comfortable dress. Although the fabric is stiff out of the package, it softens up on the first wash and unlike the other ponte fabrics LE uses, does not pill. I would order a size down from your normal size: I'm 5"2', 115 pounds, and the petite 00 fits well (and is, in fact, the first LE dress to fit my slim upper body in some time). You should also know that this dress is extremely warm--I bike to work and can only wear this dress if it's under 40 degrees.
December 7, 2013
I liked the style and color choices. But when I received the dress, the fabric was very stiff. It just did not seem comfortable. It had a little stretch which would make it stay neat looking, but not enough to give it the comfort and ease of movement I was looking for.
November 30, 2013