Women's Ponté Boatneck Flock Dress
My best purchase ever from Lands End
I'm 5'4" about 165 lbs. and ordered petite large. The fit is absolutely perfect and the dress is most flattering. Especially for women who are pear shaped like me. Wore to the Xmas party last week and had tons of compliments. Ordered in black, the flock ing adds a really nice touch to the texture and can be worn with a cardigan (or black boiled wool jacket as I did). Can easily be dressed up or down. Love it!!
December 15, 2013
Love this perfect dress
Ordered this dress (the gray and black) in an XS petite. It was a little snug but super flattering so I ordered the S petite, tried them on side by side, and kept the S. I agree with those who find the arms a bit slim, but they work for me. This dress looks so great I am waiting to see if it goes on clearance to get a second one. I haven't had a dress this pretty in years. I tried it with black tights and didn't like that look but I've worn it with bright blue tights and with tight bootcut black leggings. Everytime I wear it I get compliments all day long.
December 14, 2013
This dress is fantastic! It's beautiful, and I have received many compliments on it every time I've worn it. It fits very well and is warm (which made it perfect for Christmas parties!). I purchased the grey/black dress, and it's slimming, and again, very pretty. Highly recommended.
December 10, 2013
Loved everything about this dress out of the box. Then I tried it on. The sleeves were so tight I could barely get it on. Looked great, smooth over hips, nice waistline. Sadly though had to return it because of sleeves.
December 8, 2013
I ordered the black and gray print for this dress and it is an elegant pattern. It can be worn dressy with sheer stockings and a little more casual with dark tights. Very versatile and true to size.
December 7, 2013
My Holiday Dress
As soon as I saw the picture of the gray dress, I knew that I had to have it. I waited for a sale, and then ordered. I already had this style of dress in another color, so I knew what size to order. I also knew that I wanted it a bit longer (I'm 5'7"), so I ordered it in a tall. It falls a bit past my knees, just as I had hoped. The sleeves are slightly snug, but not a deal-breaker for me. The fabric is soft, yet substantial and very forgiving of my figure flaws. A black belt dresses it up very nicely. I love it.
December 7, 2013
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