Women's Elbow Sleeve Pattern Cotton Modal Fit and Flare Dress
Fits like a dream
I ordered this dress in size L after getting the blue floral pattern and loving it. I am 5'3" and 215 lbs and carry my weight in my midsection and bust (bra size 38J). This dress looks amazing on me! Because of my bust size it's almost an empire waist on me, but not quite. It creates a lovely hourglass shape and the skirt hits right at my knees. I washed it before wearing to avoid any dye transfer under the arms and the dress kept its shape. So glad I have two--I bought them at the sale price but this dress might just be worth full price.
August 25, 2014
Regular Vs Tall Fit
I own this dress in a regular size (sleeveless) and just bought the tall size, and there are some fit differences that I want to note. I am 5'11" with height in the legs, usually a size 16, bought this in an XL. The regular fit is about 3 inches above my knee, the tall fit comes to within an inch of my knee. The regular fit at the waist is more like an empire, the tall waist fit is a bit lower at the natural waist. I'm undecided about how I feel about this lower fit -- it makes my waist look a bit smaller, but it makes the boob area look a little odd and long since the crossover goes down to the waistline. In both dresses the neckline is just slightly lower than what I'd be comfortable wearing to work. I've been pinning the chest of the regular dress to reduce coworkers staring at my boobs. The tall is going to have the same issue. I do love the sleeves -- I wear these under blazers/sweaters frequently, so I prefer to have my shoulders covered so as not to have to wash the sweater/blazer every time. The sleeves are a nice, but unusual length, about two inches above my elbow. If you're sensitive about your upper arms, these will provide some great coverage.
August 23, 2014
I love it!
I love how this dress looks on me. I am 5'2", 150 lbs, 36-29-41 (give or take an inch), and the size petite small (LE vanity sizing!) navy dress is very flattering. It smooths over my stomach and thighs. I think it would flatter less curvy figures as well. I do have fat arms and the sleeves are snug/fitted, which might bother some people, but it feels fine because of the knit fabric and I think it might actually look weird if they were loose. The reviewer that suggested 3/4 length sleeves makes a good suggestion, because who has cute elbows? 4 stars because the print is screened rather than part of the fabric, which means it will eventually start to flake with enough washings. At this sale price though, I almost want to order an extra for when it does wear out!
August 19, 2014
Pattern Stamped on Fabric
Cute dress but the blue floral that I ordered has a stamped on pattern and the sleeves are tight on my skinny arms. Too bad as I have two of the sleeveless version and love them!
July 27, 2014
Perfect summer dress
I bought the indigo floral to wear to my son's graduation. It fit true to size, it was comfortable, and I got lots of compliments. I really felt good in this dress. It has washed nicely, though I only put it in the dryer for a few minutes, then hung it by the waist. The fabric is a nice weight to drape well without being heavy.
June 30, 2014
Really odd fit
I have a sleeveless version of this dress from a prior season, which I love, and thought this sleeved version would be perfect. Ordered a size down this time. The sleeves are tight, the dress is really really short and strangely proportioned and the bust area is huge . I'm 5'4, 175lbs, and wear a 34D bra. Ordered a Med petite. Sending it back.
June 4, 2014
sleeves too tight
This is a very pretty dress and wish I could wear it. But the sleeves are just too tight and I don't have big or muscular arms. Nice fabric, nice pink color. But didn't work for me.
June 4, 2014
This is the kind of dress you wear out and get compliments everywhere you go--so flattering, comfortable, easy to throw on and feel perfectly dressed for the day.
May 22, 2014
The Vee is too deep.
The blue pattern is pretty, the material is okay, but the cut doesn't work for me. I'm returning it.
April 23, 2014
Pretty spring dress but runs large
Having ordered another similar dress from Lands End last year and found it a bit on the large size, I sized down for this one and its a much better fit. The v cut fits well without being overly revealing or requiring the use of a tank underneath. At 5'8", the length is just right. The only thing I don't love is the sleeve length - I think it would be much more flattering as 3/4 length versus this half sleeve design.
April 16, 2014