Women's Jacquard Welt Pocket Sheath Dress
Not as good as expected...
I already own the Ponte Sheath in black, and I love it! However, I was somewhat disappointed with the Jacquard Welt Pocket Sheath Dress . As some others have commented, the fit is different, though I'm personally not sure another size would make a difference for me. However, I do buy the dress in Tall, and this dress is about one inch or so shorter than the classic dress. The material is different from the other dress, too. This dress has material which seems to have more stretch, even though the fabric content on the label would indicate otherwise. The one major negative for me was the smell of the material when I opened the package; I had to launder the dress just to get rid if the odor! That said, buyer beware, but it's still a nice dress, especially if you can get it with a discount.
September 17, 2014
Great look and feel! Terrific purchase.
Wore today --Sizing and shaping excellent. Like it better than I'd expected -- the welt pocket is a very nice touch. Wore w/ "light" black stockings -- probably even better with tights and/or nice boots for later Fall and/or Winter -- but not cool enough here for that yet. Very pleased with product!
September 14, 2014
Comfortable, stylish casual dress
Very pleased this was offered in a Tall size. I'm 5'11 and slim and ordered the 6T. Fits very nicely, no need for any alterations, although I'm still debating on whether to shorten it a bit as I think the straight skirt will look nicer on me an inch above the knee, however still thrilled with the length offered for the Tall size. At first a bit concerned that the seam under the armhole might need to be taken in, but you definitely need that room once you put a shirt underneath. The front and center seam isn't a problem with this pattern as it is invisible, unless you look very closely.
I always have a supply of light and dark full and half slips for unlined dresses, so the fact that it is unlined, which obviously keeps the price down is, isn't an issue. Pockets are not bulging on me. This will look great with jewel toned t-necks as well as black or white. The Lands End black/white paisley scarf with pink trim will be a great accessory as well. For me, this dress is a nice, classic, flattering style in a pattern that can be worn for years. Great fabric for travel as well.
September 9, 2014
Great for travel
I took this dress out of the small bag it arrived in and hung it up, and in 15 minutes the wrinkles had all but disappeared. Wow. This dress is going with me on my next trip. The fabric is thick-bodied without being bulky, a soft and comfortable knit, and very forgiving of my bumps and bulges. Since I live in Florida, I'll wear it as a sleeveless sheath with a statement necklace.
September 9, 2014
WORKS FOR ME!!!
After total success with the striped version of the Welt Pocket Sheath Dress , I tried this one. WOWERS!!!
I am 5'4', small in the top 34 A and pear shaped. Sheaths never work on me. I have been so pleased with the styles of Land's End - more modern and fresh, definitely clothes I would wear to work, good prices, well made --- SCORE!
September 8, 2014
The Lands' End Sheath Dress Rocks
This is the fifth sheath dress I purchased from Lands' End this year (three patterned plus a black and a navy). The fit and tall length are perfect for my frame, and the weight of the fabric is just right. I also LOVE the pockets - keeps my cellphone handy. I wish the fit and flare dresses had pockets, too!
September 7, 2014
Cute, slimming, great texture, but runs small
I ordered this dress specifically to wear as a jumper over a turtleneck or long sleeve tee during the fall/winter. I ordered my usual size 12, which fit perfectly without another layer underneath but was too small when another layer was added. Since I do not wear sleeveless sheath dresses in the fall/winter, I will exchange this for a larger size and hope it allows for layering. I like the texture of the fabric,and I found it soft and not scratchy. The dress was slimming, and the pockets were not a problem. Recommended, but size up.
September 7, 2014
Love the fabric!
Will wear this as a dress not as a jumper. Love the fit and the feel of the fabric. Unlike other reviewers, I love the pockets. Others have commented that is slimming on me!
August 30, 2014
Fit is Smaller than Ponte Sheath Dresses - Order a size up
I have several of the Ponte Sheath Dresses and ordered the same size as usual, but it didn't fit - too small in bust and the bottom. I ordered a size up and will keep it although i will have to do some slight alterations on the bust since now it is too big. the fabric is also not as thick/quality of the ponte dresses. but i like the look.
August 26, 2014
Seems Smaller Than Its Sister Dresses
I am in love with the welt pocket ponte' sheath series of dresses from Land's End! I have both summer print patterns in pink/coral and blue/teal. I also have the dress in tomato and black solid. I have tried on all sizes from 8,10,12 in reg and tall to find the BEST fit and discovered through much shipping back & forth that I am a 10R in this great dress. For my birthday, my husband got into the act and ordered this dress in the black & white jacquard, as well as the brown/black striped version. Unfortunately, they fit very differently from the first 4 that I own.... They are shorter, i.e. above the knee rather than at the knee and less room in the hips with more form-fitting fabric. I am trying the size 12R to see if that helps. But the variety in a great item like this is disappointing from Land's End....where I've come to expect consistency. Reading other comments, I'm learning that this dress can be inconsistent in its construction and completion. Can the LE Quality Team take a look? The product is great....but it's got to be great every time.
August 23, 2014