Women's Elbow Sleeve Ponté Boatneck Dress
I'm 5'6" and wear the 1x in the plus size range. The top fits fantastic but fabric in the skirt is just a little too full (someone who wears a plus size 26-28 on the bottom would be comfortable), and the length is just a little too long - about 2 1/2 inches below my knees. The fabric is also noticeably pilling like other reviewers have mentioned, despite my washing in a large lingerie bag, on cold, and laying flat to dry.I used an electric fabric shaver and that has helped, but it still looks noticeably worn up close. That being said, no one else is making plus size, half sleeve, ponte dresses cut to flatter a plus size pear shape, and this is the closest I've ever come. It's much better for pear shapes than the sheath dress also offered here in ponte. It's VERY close to being perfect, if it were cut a little closer on the bottom and 1-2" shorter. But I'll take it over some of the too-short styles out there for plus size women - I want to hide the cellulite that starts at my knee, thank you. I own every color and pattern in this dress - black, red, green, navy, the black flocked, the red flocked, etc. I would buy more even if it's not modified, but especially if it were.
December 3, 2014
I chose the Emerald Gulf color and paired this dress with the Supima cardigan in Emerald Gulf. Really looked good together and with the sales the outfit looks more expensive than what I had invested. Really pleased!
November 16, 2014
A little broken hearted
I am desperate to replace 2 LE ponte knit dresses from 4 years ago, they have been worn and washed countless times and are finally giving up the ghost. I was so happy to see this dress for its easy styling & classic lines. I am so disappointed. The fabric pilled with the first wash (cold water & hang dry). I have had it for 1 month and it is in worse shape than my 4 year old ponte dresses.
November 15, 2014
Great style, cheap pilling fabric
If it was made of better fabric, this would have been a staple for me this winter, I wore it dressed up and down, and the cut and drape are very flattering. But in fact, it was a serious waste of money. I am careful with my clothes, and this dress was pilling noticeably after the third wash. I would have expected this quality at $30, not $80.
November 2, 2014
The fabric is a nice weight for fall, and the simple style can be dressed up or down for many occasions. The dress fit perfectly for me. I am 5'3" with a short torso and long legs, and the length is right at the top of my knee cap, unlike many of the current Land's End dresses that are too short. The a-line shape should flatter most body types.
October 21, 2014
great all occasion dress
Flattering style, can be worn to work or dressed up for a fancier occasion. I have worn the dress with a casual vest, a cotton sweater and a silk blazer - all look good. The fabric is good quality with just the right amount of stretch. The green color is more saturated/intense than shown on line, but still a lovely color.
October 20, 2014
Fabric began to pill during very first wearing!
I purchased this dress in red and instantly loved it. It fits perfectly and is extremely flattering. I received numerous compliments the first time I wore it and more than a few "where did you get that dress?" So far, so good. I have now worn the dress exactly two times and washed it once. By the end of the first day I wore it, the fabric had already started to pill. Today was the second day I wore it and the pilling is worse. The fabric looks terrible where my seatbelt crosses my chest and there is no hiding it. The skirt and bodice are also starting to get fuzzy and pilled. I can't imagine what this dress would look like after a few more wearings! I bought two ponte knit dresses from Land's End in 2012 and they did the same thing. Both were great dresses but for the lousy fabric. I gave them both to Goodwill this summer as it was embarrassing to wear them. I probably wore them each 7 or 8 times. I thought surely LE would have improved on the fabric, given what poor quality it was, so went ahead and bought this dress a few weeks ago. Boy was I wrong. Land's End -- shame on you. You put all that effort into designing a really flattering, stylish dress and you keep using the same poor quality fabric. I would happily pay more for the same dress in a better quality fabric! I am will be sending this dress back. No more ponte knit dresses from LE again.
October 7, 2014
And this despite having bought a similar model, that fits fine.
October 6, 2014
It's a little big in the waist on me, but I got it in petite and the green. I get so many compliments on this dress, too. And it's the perfect length.
October 6, 2014
Almost perfect dress!
Ordered this dress in green in 8T (5'8"/146lb) and it fits well. Fabric is substantial and a great weight for the changing seasons. The length is long enough to be modest but not so long that it looks frumpy. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because I wish it had pockets in the side seams; might buy it in another color if it did.
October 5, 2014