Women's Pattern Matte Jersey Dress
A great wardrobe staple and transitional dress from fall to winter
This dress is the total package. Wear it to work or out for dinner. Dress it up dress it down. It's also the perfect dress for women with real bodies! I am 5'7", 145 pounds and a DD cup. I find it difficult to find fashionable, age appropriate clothing that's affordable and fits me. This dress fits me well, looks tailored, and I get lots of compliments on it. Thank you, Lands End! Please keep making these kinds of dresses!
October 14, 2014
Needed more length: tried the plus size
I am 5'11" and have been eyeballing this dress for a while for the office (I hate wearing sleeveless dresses under blazers -- seems like a great way to drive up your drycleaning bill), but was disappointed that there wasn't a tall available. I wanted more length than the regular afforded, and when it went on sale I decided that since the plus had a couple more inches, I'd give that a try. I usually order an XL at LE (or a 16) so i went with the smallest plus size that was available at that time (1x, plus 16/18). Generally I like the results -- there is some extra fabric around the middle, but the dress has some good weight to it, so its just extra swishy with the extra fabric hanging well. I may belt it, or put a blazer over the top to balance the extra flowyness with some structure. The length is also good, a genuine knee-length on me with the extra length. The only place that I'm not totally pleased with the fit is around the chest/shoulders. There is extra space in the area which is to the front of the armpit -- I imagine that this is to accommodate a larger chest, but as I'm a 38DD with built shoulders and it's clearly too big for me, there's a whole lot of accommodation going on. If you have trouble finding a dress that won't gap over a large chest, this is the one for you. The arms are loose on me (again, I have pretty big biceps -- the song brickhouse was basically written for me) which is comfortable if not totally flattering. It'll be perfect for work travel, since it doesn't wrinkle and it's modest. Overall I am pleased, although I wish LE would offer all their clothes in a tall size so I wouldn't have to experiment like this!
October 11, 2014
Cute and packable
This dress worked well for travel and I got compliments on it. The fabric is a bit odd being a "tweed" pattern that is actually a printed knit, but it works OK. I never wear anything gold but the gold buttons don't bother me as they do some reviewers.
October 2, 2014
it looked like I bought it a K-mart really cheaply made
September 28, 2014
Beautiful fabric. The gold buttons are the only thing I would change on this dress... Black or silver would go better. I really love it, though. Perfect for travel as it doesn't crinkle! Nice weight too. Can't wait for the weather to cool a bit so I can wear it with my black boots!
September 24, 2014
Great dress even though I returned it
Here's the thing - I loved this dress. A lot. Good quality. Not thin or cheap feeling. You could literally wad it up in a ball for a day and not a single wrinkle. It did not gap at the buttons like some buttons can. I'm 5'8" and it hit at my knees. Definitely work appropriate for my conservative office. Only reason I returned it is that the belt loops & belt actually tie at belly button height on me. I carry my stress in my tummy and don't like anything tied or belted up high around my stomach. I'm built like a POM pomegranate juice bottle. (haha) and I prefer things belted lower & closer to my hips. When I moved the belt down to a comfortable place it was below where the pleats (right word?) began and just didn't look right.
September 19, 2014
Really pretty dress.
I received *a lot* of compliments the day I wore it. Seriously a lot of compliments... From strangers on the street. It was almost weird, how many compliments I got. People wanted to know where I got it from. One woman asked me "Are you from the east coast?" and I live in California. I said, no, why? And she said "your dress looks very 'east coast'". Funny, huh? I bought the small, and I'm 5'1" and about #135lbs. It fit perfectly. I love the gold buttons. I wore it with gold jewelry and the buttons were a perfect accent.
September 18, 2014
Looks better on than in the picture
Attractive cut and Fabric is substantial. I purchased medium I'm 5'6" 150 and its loose.
September 14, 2014
like it a lot
This dress will be perfect for me in winter at work, where it gets hot on the top floor. It is a heavy material, so not good for summer wear. I like the buttons, don't know what all the fuss is about from prior reviewers.
September 14, 2014
Soft, easy, flattering
I'm really happy with this dress. I got size XXS Petite, which fits nicely - a bit snug in the shoulders and sleeves, but the fabric has enough give that it's okay. For reference, I'm 5'1" and 105 lbs.
I prefer it with a black belt, rather than the matching one it came with, but that's a matter of personal preference. Overall, a good purchase.
September 11, 2014