Women's Ponté Boatneck Flock Dress
Very cute dress
I ordered this dress in small petite as the medium petite dresses in Land's End tend to be too big in the chest for me. The dress arrived and it was very cute but too tight in the arms. I love the boatneck and the flare skirt but I have to return it. I'm crushed because the website has no more. I would keep it and wear a small cardi over it to cover the tightness of the arms but the arm part of the dress/boatneck are important to keep uncovered. The waist is near the rib cage to make the most of the smallest part of the torso so keep that in mind. Also the cute bow belt was out so I was going to wear a black leather patent belt instead to cinch the waist. My local Sears has a Land's End store and they have a regular small and medium which I had them hold for me to try on.
November 30, 2013
A perfect classic dress
I love this dress for the holidays and throughout the winter. The gray with black flocked design will be perfect for holiday concerts, dinners, etc. when you want to look classy but still feel comfortable. It is flattering and I love the way it fits - only slightly above my true waist - I'm 5 ft. 2 in. I think it will be wearable for several years because of the classic style. Reminds me a bit of Grace Kelly. ;)
November 23, 2013
Very happy with this dress!
This dress is very pretty. It looks good with flats, heels or boots. I ordered the charcoal color and have already been able to wear it to many different types of events. I've received many compliments. I'm 5'5" tall, 125 lbs. with a S/M size frame. I ordered size S and it fits perfectly. No need for any alterations at all, though I do agree with other reviews that the sleeves are an ever so slight bit snug. Great holiday frock!
November 22, 2013
Good idea gone bad.
I bought the gray color to have for several holiday get togethers over the next few weeks. I will be looking for a different dress. The plus size dress sleeves don't seem to be as long as the sleeves pictured on the model in the catalog. My sleeves did not reach the elbow. The waist hit me at the lower bust...a very bad look because that causes a "tenting" look instead of emphasizing a waistline. The fabric didn't really float. It stayed in a "bell" shape. Just all around unflattering. Going back this afternoon.
November 22, 2013
As others have noted, this dress runs a bit small - I have the same style in the black and the blue print, and the ponte flock one is a bit narrower through the shoulders and the waist is about an inch higher. All of which is perfect for me, since the XS in the black and blue is a teeny bit too big! I'm really pleased with this purchase, it fits like a dream.
November 17, 2013
I heart the Perfect Party Dress. My in laws are getting an award next week and I had nothing to wear. We are going to getting photographs taken, hundreds of people, and then I found this stunner. The dress has a great combination of structure and A-line ease. The structure allows the dress to fall just so, keep the right lines and angles as they were meant but the A-line lets it flow down your body in a really attractive way, hiding the lumps and bumps. I ordered a 2X and it was a perfect fit, ample room, even in the arms, great length, it will photograph great and I also thought it was a terrific bargain. So happy with this dress, and so relieved to have found it. Highly recommend!
November 14, 2013
I love this dress!
I just received this dress in "Rich Red Dots" and I absolutely love it. The material is a better grade of fabric than I expected and the cut is very flattering. The color is a pure red -- not light and not dark. For me, the waist was only slightly above my own waistline -- I might not have even noticed if the product description hadn't mentioned it. I ordered an XS because that's what the sizing chart indicated for my measurements and the dress was true to size. I was a bit nervous about ordering an XS, as in the past I've ordered size S for most of my items, but the XS fits me to a "T."
October 26, 2013
Even cuter in person!
This dress looks good in the photo, but it's even better in person and looks better on my figure (petite, plump) than I expected. It definitely needs the accent of a belt at the waist, but it's super comfortable, super chic, and quite a deal. The construction seems as good as usual with Lands End. I only wish there more colors in the flocked design--and more colors of the herringbone and polka dot to choose from. As its ponte, I don't expect it will stretch out and bag during a day of wear.
October 24, 2013
Cute dress but runs small
I have another Land's End dress that I bought last year in a small so I was confident that I was ordering the right size. But this one was very tight in the arms and snug across the middle. Sadly I had to return it.
October 20, 2013
Although I am average height I ordered the tall size so it would cover my knees and the waist would be at my natural waist as i have a long torso (Lands End dresses always seem to have an empire waist on me). The waist seam is still a little high but I will wear a wide belt that will cover it. The style is great for pear shapes like me and is very feminine. Just right for the holidays.
October 18, 2013