Women's Knit Shirred Surplice Dress
Classic and flattering
I'm a size 16, AND an apple shape. It's really tough to find things that don't make me look like either a pregnant lady or a beach ball. But this is lovely and flattering, and classic enough that it won't go out of style. I feel very confident that if I have a special occasion to attend, I can do so and feel great about how I look.
March 8, 2014
Love this dress
This dress is so comfortable and so flattering. So glad I bought this dress, it's my favorite!
January 6, 2015
nice color and fit
The quality is very nice
December 29, 2014
Not flattering ...
I was impressed with a different Lands End dress, so I thought I'd give this one a try. It just made me look thick through the middle, even though I actually am quite trim through there. Also, it didn't do my hips any favors with its clinginess; it kind of emphasized their pear shape. Not a win in my book.
October 4, 2014
Great for large bust
Ordered the dress online. Dresses tend to run on the large side so I ordered a large (usually wear and extra large). Fit wonderfully. Great for a large bust ( I am 38 DDD). I think there is a little to much material in the skirt but overall I am thrilled with the dress.
October 4, 2014
I love this dress. It is quite cute and has a lovely flow. Sometimes I swap out the belt with another and enjoy a little different look. I am 5'7", 135 lbs and curvy and this is great!
October 1, 2014
Not for new mommy bodies
I bought this to wear for my son's baptism after eyeing it for a while. I was very sorry to find that the material was clingy in all the wrong places. (I was hoping, based on other reviews, to find it a little more discreetly stretchy on top.) I was also very surprised to find that this ran a little small for Lands' End clothes. The color was beautiful, though. In the end I had to frantically find a replacement in the mall the day before the event with a baby in tow--not my ideal situation.
September 16, 2014
Love the look.
Wish skirt was cut a tad bigger but overall a perfect fit for my hourglass shape.
September 3, 2014
flattering and practical
This dress is very flattering. Its also very practical. I wear it as a nursing dress and it works better than dresses designed for that purpose. I love it! I thought it a bit larger than expected, and the washed cyan color a bit less classic than I'd expected (it's super bright). No extra fabric in the middle for me; the shirring works well (I am petite). Hope LE continues to make this design!
August 31, 2014
design is flawed
The extra shirring material in the midriff is not flattering. I have a 38 inch bosom and the material in the midriff makes me look flatter. I remedied this by using the belt to tie under my bosom like an empire style dress. The high waist makes my hips look narrow which I do not like. I bought this dress in two colors and the two dresses fit differently. The neckline on one plunges more than the other. I am using a jeweled hair clip like a broach at the cleavage area to keep too much from showing. The material is a little thin and clingy, so if you have rolls of fat it will show through. This is a good choice for someone who is underweight. I will wear this. The advantage is the color allows for creative accessories. The blue dress is more attractive than the pink. The colors are vibrant, but not overpowering. For the price, one could do worse. I am five feet two inches and the dress is a little shorter than mid knee, but not too short. I hung it in the closet without ironing it right out of the package and it is not too wrinkled. I like that.
August 28, 2014