Women's Pattern Knit Squareneck Cotton Modal Dress
Flattering and fun
I gained weight over the winter and my shape is more "hourglass" than ever. I needed a few transition dresses -- between seasons and sizes -- and LE was having a sale. I really relied on reviews to help me pick the right dresses for my figure, which is why I'm writing this review now. I am high-waisted and needed to find dresses that are kind to curves -- this dress fits the bill (I?m writing a similar review for all three dresses I just bought). I got it in the calypso (blue) motif. I was a little worried that the pattern might be unflattering since I'm not thin like the models; although the floral patterns are large and bright, the print works with the style of the dress. In fact, it has a kind of old-fashioned, retro feel that I really like. Overall, it?s a cute dress for casual summer occasions. I usually order a LE size small; while I could possibly wear a size 8 now, I'm not a 6. I ordered the dress in a medium, but in petite. I'm 5'4" and I'm happy with the length (hits at knee) and overall fit of the dress. There may be a little extra material around the midsection, but again, I'm between sizes and I do still have a fairly small waist. Because the dress has an attached, purely decorative belt it can?t actually be belted, which would be my one complaint. The only reason I'm giving it 4 instead of 5 stars is because I haven't laundered it yet, so I'm not sure how the fabric will hold up or how it will retain its shape over time.
March 25, 2015
Very flattering. Can not wait till summer to wear it!
March 16, 2015
Cute Colors, Very Vibrant
I sized down into petites even though I am 5'8". It still hit me in the middle of my knee not where it hits the model. The neckline is really high for a square neck also. It was cute, but the fit was not exactly where I wanted it or like the model so I returned it.
March 10, 2015
Love the print!
This dress is very cute and will be great for warmer weather. It fits well, the cut is nice, and the fabric is thick enough without feeling to heavy.
February 19, 2015
Perfect dress for a cruise
I purchased this dress months ago and saved it for our cruise. It packed well with no wrinkles and was totally comfortable on the ship and land. It went from a walking tour to dinner with the addition of a scarf and change of shoes. I especially like the cap sleeve that is cool but adds a hint of warmth for the AC. I have lost my defined waist in the aging process and the belt is very comfortable and flattering. It is actually cuter than the model's picture online. I almost passed it over, but now think it will be one of my favorite dresses for summer. And with no zippers, hooks, or buttons it is lightning fast to don. The fabric is thick enough so you don't see any undergarments but light enough for coolness.
February 16, 2015
Fabric great, style not
I love the pattern but the style is terrible on me (plus size). I'm sending it back.
February 7, 2015
One Very Pretty Summer Dress
I would ordinarily buy a dress with maybe elbow sleeves, but this dress looked so pretty, I couldn't resist. I've tried it on and I love the flowered pattern on it. The square neck is great for summer. I am really looking forward to wearing it in the summer.
February 2, 2015
My daughter loves this dress! The colors are really vibrant which is really refreshing as many dresses made for the younger girls are black, or black and white. I wish you had more styles and colors to offer!
January 24, 2015
poor quality dress material
The dress fits bigger for the size and the dress material seems a heavy jersey material. color and print of the dress is good otherwise..
January 12, 2015
hole in fabric
I didn't even try it on because there was a visible hole in the fabric right above the waist in the middle of the back. It looked like it had been snipped with scissors. The fabric seemed of low quality anyway.
January 5, 2015