Women's Pattern Matte Jersey Pleat Neck Dress
Functional dress at a fantastic price
While I can understand why some reviewers called this dress matronly, it does fill a place in my wardrobe. I originally bought it to wear to a bar mitzvah (cue the matron look), but I was pleasantly surprised with the fit. I'm 5'3", 118 pounds, slender frame, and the dress hung very well. The belt accentuated my waist, and the dress floated close to my body without being clingy. It hit above my knee, which helped it look less dowdy, and the nude heels I wore with it helped boost its appeal. I got it on sale and am happy to have a conservative look that still leaves me feeling pretty.
August 10, 2014
Great fit at a great price
This fit well, but not too snug. I like the pleats at the neckline and the wider neckline- very flattering for me (I've always looked awkward in v-necks and love a boat neck). Being larger chested and high waisted can also present fit issues with dresses like this, but it has just the right amount of room in the bodice for my 36D bust. The fabric has a good weight to it, making it perfect for fall or the end of winter-early spring. I'd love to have this in other colors.
June 17, 2014
Too short waisted
The waist of the dress came up to my armpits. i don' think it is supposed to be an empire waist, especially since it has a belt. I cannot wear it, so I am sending it back. FYI, my bust is not all that big. I think it would fit this way on nearly anyone.
June 1, 2014
nice winter dress, but not for my shape
This is a nice dress, cute style and print, nice heavier fabric that seems like it would come out nice after washing in cold and drying on a rack. But the style is unflattering for my pear shape, loose top and straighter skirt. But for someone taller and more evenly distributed (: it is a nice dress and good price on sale.
June 1, 2014
Boatneck showed bra straps
I liked the medium weight and drape of this fabric and the small print. The sleeves were a bit snug but otherwise dress ran true to size. I found it a bit matronly. No matter what I tried, the boatneck was so wide that not only did my bra straps show, but so did some skin on outside (towards shoulders) of the straps. I considered keeping it and wearing it with a sweater, but when I tried that, it looked even more dowdy. It has to go back...
April 24, 2014
This dress was too big for my petite frame.
I ordered a 4P because I usually have no problems fitting in this size. I am 5'1" and weigh 115lbs. This dress was huge! The pattern looked funny on my petite frame, but the colors of the dress were not too bad. Sorry to say I will have to return this. The good news, I am going to see if I can find another dress!
April 5, 2014
Flattering fit and pairs nicely with black jacket or sweater
I get many compliments on this dress from women of all ages. I'm 5'8" 155 lb and a Medium fits great with a little room to spare. I wear this to work paired with my black suit jacket or a black cardigan and a silver necklace. It feels great, looks great, doesn't wrinkle, and I'm happy I got it.
March 21, 2014
Very Dowdy and Unflattering (I'm short and curvy, but healthy weight)
This looked horrible. I'm a 36D, 5' and 130 lb and this looked so matronly. My chest look ginormous in a bad way and the length was too long, even though I am a true S Petite. I looked like I dressed this way for religious modesty. Very aging and I'm only 37!
February 28, 2014
Nice little dress
I bought this in print and in black. The color of the print didn't work for me; however, the black fit so well, that I kept it though it is, well black.. It can be dressed up or down though. The fit is great and the length is perfect for work. I haven't worn it yet, so I don't know how it will wash.
January 21, 2014
A little too big...
So, I ordered a petite because my arms and legs are rather short. However, I have a long torso and I probably should have ordered a regular instead of a petite. My waist is lower than the waistband and tie, but I wore it and I think it worked. The pattern and cut are flattering. It is rather loose, but I haven't washed it yet. Usually, things that I have ordered from Land's End don't shrink much after being washed according to the label. I hope this is helpful!
December 15, 2013