Women's Print Fit and Flare Maxi Dress
Absolutely love it.
I ordered this maxi in a plain color and in the navy leaf print. I ordered my normal LE size in a regular length, even though I'm petite, and the fit and length was perfect. Because the front of the dress is a wrap shape, it breaks up the skirt for those of us who are short, and actually elongates the skirt in my opinion. It's the first maxi I have ever been able to wear at 5'3 and not look frumpy and weird. The material is the perfect summer weight, a tad lighter than the knee-length fit and flare dress, but still heavy enough to avoid showing every lump and bump. The colors are beautifully rich, and this washes and dries really well. The wrap dress isn't ideal for really windy days, but I wear this dress with leggings underneath on those days...problem solved. Please, please bring this back next year! I love it even more than your knee-length version, which I didn't think was possible.
November 7, 2014
fabulous cut and fabulous print (regiment navy). please bring back next year !
November 5, 2014
Red "print" is screen printed over a red fabric dress
I have this same style dress in the other prints it was offered in, so I thought I'd add the red one to my collection. Unlike the other prints, where the print is dyed in the fabric, the flowers on the red dress are screen printed on. It looks cheap and tacky. Where the fabric stretches over your chest the flowers are a paler shade than on other parts because the painted on flowers are stretched and the red fabric bleeds through. Just in trying it on once the paint is cracking and peeling off, I haven't even washed it! It's the quality of free t-shirts with screen printed logo's that you'd expect someone paid $5 for. Such a waste of what should have been a nice dress.
October 1, 2014
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