Women's Elbow Sleeve Ponté Boatneck Dress
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
Great Dress for Any Event
I love this dress because it is so versatile. Boots & sweater in the winter. Sandals in the summer. Can be casual or dressy. I love the fit. I am pear shaped and so many dresses are cut to straight this one is perfect for me.
October 4, 2014
Cute & versatile ~ great fabric. Sizes are a bit generous ~ a "Small" is a 6-8.
October 1, 2014
Good dress for fall
I needed a new dress for a number of occasions in Illinois in the fall. I'm 5'4'' about 130 lbs, and the Small Petite worked for me. The red is lovely in color, the material is a good weight and feel, and it drapes nicely. Now I just need a cute belt to go with it, and my boots and I'm set for an upcoming outdoor wedding.
October 1, 2014
Beautiful, but not on me
I wanted SO badly for this dress, which I ordered in the red, to be as beautiful on me as it was out of the package. The color, weight, and quality of the material are lovely--as is the cut and shape of the dress. The sizing is spot-on--in a petite it hit me right at the knee, which is a skirt length that I love but is so hard to find, and the shoulders were not too big/wide. BUT when I tried it on, I found that the princess seams in the front of the torso are extremely unflattering to a larger bust (which I have), and that in combination with what appears to be an empire waist they make for a bad look on a shorter, curvier lady. I am sure that this dress would be beautiful on a less curvy or taller person, but alas, I find that I must return it even though I wish desperately that were not the case. (For sizing reference, I am just a shade under 5'4" and weigh about 155 lbs.) I would have rated this four sailboats had it not been that I am forced to return it.
September 25, 2014
Looked frumpy on me...
I am 5'8", 170 lb and curvy. I bought a M which fit fine but the fuller skirt and length made me look very matronly. Back it went.
September 22, 2014
Flattering but it pills
I have this dress in three colors because I loved how it fit. I got it first in a cinnamon color, then bought it in plum and black. Great neckline, the waist hits exactly at my waist, it's the perfect length, very versatile. I'm disappointed, though, that a year later, all three dresses are pilling. I followed the care instructions and, in fact, now only hang the dresses to dry, but the pilling makes me less likely to go to these dresses. It's definitely a shame because I loved all three when I first got them. If I could, I'd give the dress 3.5 stars instead of 4, but if the fabric were higher quality, I'd rate this 5 stars.
September 20, 2014