Women's Plus Size Elbow Sleeve Pattern Drapey Ponté V-neck Dress
Ok for work
I've had this dress for several months now. I am 5'8' and pear shaped. I like empire waist styles, so this dress works well on me. I love the length -- just below the knee standing, and full enough that it doesn't ride up when I sit. The fabric is a little heavier and stiffer than I expected, but not uncomfortable and does not wrinkle. The neckline just barely meets my "acceptable for work" standards -- I notice a lot of lower necklines in LE lately and am not thrilled about them. Overall, I would say this is not my favorite LE dress, but I am glad I bought it. I like the color and the slight pattern.
February 28, 2014
So disappointed in this dress. The waistband is right across the biggest part of my body and overall, the look is frumpy x 2. The only reason I didn't mark it 2 sailboats out of 5 is that the fabric is pretty resistant to wrinkles, which would have made it a great travel dress. Disappointed.
February 21, 2014
Great fabric, perfect fit!
Love, love, love this dress. It is very flattering, and made me look like I had lost 5 or 10 lbs. The fit is perfect, and the fabric is heavy enough that it hangs nicely and doesn't show your body flaws. The length is just right. Others have complained about the neckline, but I don't think it is too low. It is just right to showcase a nice necklace or pendant. I purchased this dress in black, but will now purchase the purple one too. Excellent buy now that it is on sale!
January 11, 2014
I wore this dress to a full day of wedding activities for a friend (12noon to 9pm); it was comfortable, didn't wrinkle and, best of all, it came out of the washer and dryer looking like new. I'm hoping Land's End will do this dress in a different color next winter!
January 9, 2014
feminine, fits great
I am tall and so many things feel short since i like to cover my knees. The fabric is a great weight and quality, It hangs beautifully withought catching on my "flaws" making me feel both pretty and feminine.
December 7, 2013
neck opening too large and too low
I bought several of these Ponte knit dresses from Lands End because this fabric is so hard to find now, and I won't wear Jersey, which is mostly what is offered now. The neck openings are huge. Too large openings and too low. I had to have a dickie made to wear with these dresses. otherwise, they are nice, long enough, and at least are REAL Ponte knit, not jersey. I noticed other customers saying the neck openings were too large....are you listening lands End?
November 9, 2013
The dress was cute. The fit was good. However the dress had such a strange smell I returned it!
November 9, 2013
The bell sleeves were not attractive on me. Color was as shown online, however, the pattern was a little too loud for me. The band around the waist made me look like I was cut in half and even wider than I am. Have liked all my other LE dress purchases, but this one was returned.
November 5, 2013
Finally the right length!
The dress is pretty, slightly small for size, but the best thing about this dress is the good length. I have sent many back because they are just too short.
Now, if we could get Land's End to raise the neckline by an inch or two.
Many older women are not interested in showing so much skin, I will have
to sew in a little inset. The fabric is quite substantial, and color is nice.
October 27, 2013
Nice shape - awful fabric
I really wanted to like this dress as I bought another ponte knit dress and love it. I wanted a print dress so was excited when I ordered this one. But when it came, I was so disappointed - the material is awful. Very thick and stiff plus the dress is too long, not really the right shape. I sent it back!
October 18, 2013