Women's Print Fit and Flare Maxi Dress
Really great dress, but be aware that it has a wrap skirt
It is so great that Lands End finally has longer, looser dresses for 'Womens" sizes this year. Thank you Lands End! This dress fits perfectly and has great styling. Nice colors too. The only glitch, which is why I rate it average, is that the skirt is a wrap that, in a gusty updrafts (like the ones we have along the New England shore) can flare the dress open to one's upper thighs in front. I toyed with tacking down the flap but finally decided I don't have the time. I hope next year Lands End has this style again, but looks into a better skirt design. It's nice that the skirt is loose, but I think it doesn't have to be as risqué to still fit as nicely as it does.
August 31, 2014
Great in plus sized too
I was hesitant to get this maxi when it first came out because I've had problems with length before. So when everything in my size disappeared I thought it wasn't meant to be. I finally fell for the last available color: Deep Sea Medallion and got it. I could have kicked myself when I tried it on. It was perfect. Perfect length, perfect fit on the bodice, kicky fun hemline. The material is a softer material than I thought and it's completely machine washable. If this is brought back in plus size I'd buy one in every (flattering) color.
August 30, 2014
Very satisfied, except for sizing
I am 5"1', 135 pounds and 34DD and, surprisingly enough, the Medium Petite turned out to be large! I am always MP in all other Land's End styles, so this dress seems to run a bit large. It is also quite stretchy, so I would recommend ordering one size down. To be taken into consideration as well is that the big prints will make small frames look a bit fuller, but that is OK with me. The Medallion print is lovely, and the feeling of the fabric extremely soft (almost pajama soft!) The fact that petite sizes are available makes this maxi dress a very attractive option too. I am using a long sleeved t-shirt under it, and booties to stretch the use of this dress into Autumn.
August 29, 2014
Finally a long dress for us shorter ladies that works!
I'm 5'3".. Love maxis but they are too long. The petite was perfect! Flattering, comfortable, no wrinkles. Took on a cruise because it is so versatile. Dress up with a jacket. Love this, Land's End is consistent with quality and sizing. This is very pretty.
August 2, 2014
Regiment navy leaves print fades
After 2 washings using the gentle cycle, cold water and Woolite, this pattern faded badly. It looks terrible! I bought it in another print that did not have this problem. I like the fit of the dress.
July 30, 2014
So comfortable and flattering
I got this in the blue pattern. Beautiful colors and soft fabric like a lightweight jersey. I got more comments the day that I wore it into work. And my husband also liked the style as well. I wear a size 18 and the XL fit nicely without being too loose or tight in spots. Since I am in process of losing some weight, I am considering getting the L for later this summer.
July 24, 2014
I love this dress and unfortunately did not purchase it (tomato floral) it until near the end of the season for these dresses otherwise would have purchased many more! I did just find that the navy leaves became available in my size too and so that one has now been ordered! I am a petite, but with a lumpier/bumpier silhouette - the pattern and the style of the dress are perfect for me and the pattern "hides" my belly bumps! my husband has complimented me on this dress several times already. His request is for the same dress but with big wide and perhaps varying sizes of stripes! I'll keep my fingers crossed for next year! Love the material and the quality as well! :)
July 21, 2014
I ordered an XL because I have a large midriff but could have done well with L. However, since dress came so close to departure for Central Europe trip, went ahead and kept it. Came out of suitcase ready to wear and is so soft and comfortable. I ordered the blue medallion. Easy to dress up or down. Was perfect for our dinner cruise on the Danube in Budapest.
July 16, 2014