Women's Ponté Boatneck Flock Dress
Dressy and Elegant
I just love this dress. I've been buying XS Lands End summer knit dresses recently, but based on the reviews I decided to order the S and that was totally the right decision. I'm currently doing the 5:2 diet, so hoping to lose a bit of flubber, but even though this dress fits beautifully now I think it will still look good when I've lost a few kilos. Like others have said, the sleeves are pretty snug, but not a problem for me, thankfully. To the person who thinks this dress needs something more, may I suggest a pair of sparkly earrings or a classic crystal or diamante necklace.
November 18, 2014
Wanted to love it...
The quality of this dress is great, and I love the print. But it just didn't quite work. The "slightly raised waist" was closer to empire on me and did not flatter my waist. I am petite (5'2"), medium build (130 lbs) and large busted (36D), and ordered the petite medium. The fit was great, except for the waist being too high (about 2" above my narrowest point). I am going to try the regular medium, in the hopes that the waist is lower, but then I'm sure I'll have to hem it.
November 17, 2014
Fantastic silhouette for my curvy shape
I was a little nervous about ordering this dress at first, but I am SO GLAD that I did! I am a classical singer, so I am always on the hunt for a dress to wear to auditions, where the attire kind of rides the line between dressy-business and cocktail. The main concern that I had when I ordered this dress is that the fabric would be too casual, too cotton-y, too daytime, but I ordered it anyway, knowing that Lands' End is always great about returns if necessary. The dress is a PERFECT silhouette for me (I'm 5'5" with an hourglass shape, generally wear an XL/0X...ordered XL in this one) and the skirt is such a great cut. The fabric, which is sturdier than some of the cotton dresses I've had from LE, but not stiff, drapes beautifully, flattering my hips without giving them extra unwanted volume. There are some other reviews that the arms are too tight, but I found that the arms were a perfect fitted size, and I have reasonably full upper arms. The dress is just beautiful, and I could definitely see it being dressed down enough to wear to an office, or else I plan to dress it up and wear it to my auditions. I plan to wear it with a skinny black belt, which I think dresses it up. Without the belt it's definitely more casual.
November 16, 2014
Simple dress got compliments
Fit was excellent for me, fabric very nice, but needs lining even if it adds to price. With a full petticoat is fine - so I had to go out and shop for one of those.
November 16, 2014
Very pretty, but hard to get on and off
I love this dress. Tried it on in the Land's End Sears, and didn't expect to like it as much as I do. It is very flattering, once you get it on. My only complaint about it is that it would work much better with either a back or side zipper, as the arms/shoulders are somewhat constricting (not bad when you're wearing the dress, but I had trouble getting in and out of the dress!).
November 15, 2014
Dress is nice, but needs little something to it
I am 5"4' and 116 pounds, the dress was little to lose on me. I am fairly small in the chest. I had to take in on both sides about 3/4 '. The material is very nice, thick, the dress fits very well. Except in my opinion it needs something to it. Like a belt, or maybe if the sleeves would be short or elbow length. On the model, she has short hair and this style fits her. Pretty dress, but for a holiday/party look, need to add something, not sure what.
November 14, 2014
This dress is amazing!
The fit is perfect, it is flattering and I received lots of compliments! Can't beat that!
February 1, 2014
Tall Ladies Rejoice!
I can't say enough good things about this dress. I am 6'1" size 8 with a long torso. It is extremely hard to find dresses that fit well...its either too short, or the hips in the dress are too high. This dress fit perfectly!! I got it in Charcoal Heather and i love the print. Very elegant. The material is thick and comfy. I didn't have a problem with the arms being too tight...but the top is fitted, which i like. You can dress it up or down. Highly recommended! I will be returning to lands end. I also bought their thermals. Very impressed with the quality so far!
January 17, 2014
I ordered this dress with the Chalet boots. After the sizing fiasco with the boots, I was scared to try on this dress. I was nicely surprised by the fit of this dress in the black pattern. I'm 5'1, but the dress fit very well imo as to length, just a tad bit below the knee. And it's easy to care for, machine washable.
January 5, 2014
easy care (no iron from dryer), flattering style for full figure. great color.
Compliments Every time its worn.
December 30, 2013