Women's Pattern Matte Jersey Dress
Give it a chance...:-)
So I tried this on when I first got it in the mail, and hated it for some reason. Waited a couple of days and tried it again with a skinny black belt and a cute pair of flats, and I'm good again. I think you have to give it a day or two to figure out the way to wear it best for you. It really is a cute little dress and I love that it has kind of a twirly skirt since I have some hips. I'm a plus by the way - this is my usual 1 x. I like enough I will probably order the black one and suggest that Lands End offer it in some other colors, and maybe a inch longer hem? I do love that it has sleeves!! Hope this helps any of you who may be on the fence about either purchasing, or keeping. Thanks!!
April 7, 2014
Classic style and print in a great fabric
Living in the South, classic tweed/woolen items don't get worn much, if ever. But this dress allows me to have a beautiful classic tweed look in a climate appropriate fabric- hooray!
I was surprised at some of the negative comments I read, so I will address them now.
The buttons are gold, but very dainty and a muted, light gold- I usually wear silver jewelry, but found a great silver and gold chain necklace that looks fantastic. It would also be very easy to change the buttons to some of your liking. "Problem" solved.
The sleeves are form fitting but very comfortable due to stretch fabric- definitely no "sausage arms" for me. The cuffs on the sleeves are only tacked down at the seams, so you could remove these tiny stitches and unfold the cuffs if needed. I tried it on with a sweater (with the cuffs intact), and it looked wonderful.
The skirt is just the right width and length and is as pictured.
The fabric is a great weight and feels heavenly soft. This is a lovely business type dress that can be dressed up or down. Winner!
March 30, 2014
Great fit, easy to wear
I'm 5'4", 118 pounds and ordered the regular, XS. It fits perfectly. Hits right at the knee. Very flattering. This dress is easy to dress up or down. I took the self-fabric belt off and wear it with a skinny black patent belt. The only thing I'm not wild about are the bright gold buttons. I'll probably swap those out for some plain black ones at some point.
March 15, 2014
Love this dress with some caveats
Overall I have to say that I love this dress for 3 main reasons - soft/comfortable fabric, flattering for a pear shape, and is professional yet sassy with a pair of black boots for work. I have to agree with the other reviewers that the material is heavy, but it so thin and stretchy it feels like pajamas. I am also *not* a fan of the gold buttons. All of my jewelry is silver but I loved the flattering look of the dress too much to make this a dealbreaker. I had no issues with the length of the dress like other reviewers described. I am 5'5" and a true 6-8 and the small fit perfectly everywhere.
March 8, 2014
I was disappointed. It was way too short on this 5'5" plus size lady. Also, the buttonholes began to ravel the very first time I tried it on. Too bad--I loved the fabric, but fit and detailing didn't measure up.
March 3, 2014
Quality fabric and comfortable fit
I was happy with this dress when I opened the package. The fabric is high quality, and the pattern is subtle yet has some personality. I ordered my size (S), and the fit is good (I am 5'4", ~125 lbs, 36 B chest.) Nothing against the model shown on the page here, but I thought it looked better on (showed more curves without being tacky). The only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars was because I struggled a bit with the right placement/tightness of the waist cord, but I am considering buying a belt separately to match the dress.
March 1, 2014
I was very happy to see LE with a dress design that would work on my less than ideal figure. Unfortunately I was disappointed with the execution. The fabric was very heavy and would be too warm to wear in the spring.
Hopefully LE will use this design in the pima cotton fabric.
February 22, 2014
Petite Size is a PERFECT Fit!
I ordered this dress in hopes that it would work for a couple of business trips that are coming up. I just pulled it out of the box today to try on and I am in love with it! I am barely 5 feet tall and about 120 lbs. I ordered the XS petite. The dress is cut perfectly to enhance my waist and cover up what I don't like. It appears this will not need to be ironed much. It looked fabulous straight out of the box, so I assume it will pack and travel well. I can see it's versatility already - You could wear it as-is without a belt. I can see it with a belt, or even with another shirt under it with the buttons open. You could wear it with boots in the winter or heels in the summer...I just ordered another one in celestial blue. =)
February 22, 2014
I am very pleased with this dress. Fits very well. Fabric flows without being clingy. I like the fact that it shows my shape without shouting that I am a female. Yes, as another reviewer stated, I too, would have preferred sliver or pearl buttons. Also, I wish it was just a smidge (an inch) longer in length. It hits me right above the knee. However, this is a fantastic versatile dress. I look forward to wearing it.
February 8, 2014
details don't match fit
This dress fit me PERFECTLY. I am sending it back for 2 reasons:
1)the cuffs on the sleeves are stitched and i can't roll them down so they show bulk under sweaters
2) the buttons on the tweed print are brass or gold tone and don't match the rest of my accessories
I also wish they had made this is in flat charcoal gray with neutral buttons. Its a great dress with great fit and seaming, but the devil is in the details for me, and this time it just didn't work.
December 5, 2013