Women's Petite Print Ruffle Front Georgette Dress
Pretty colors, odd fabric
First the pros: the price, the colors, length (I'm 5'3" and it fell to my knees), the ruffles at the top don't overpower the upper body and the v-cut at the neck--its flattering to the area and not too low.
Now the cons: the fabric is odd. Its light but not quite as "airy" as the description stated. Plus, it just feels weird to the touch. The side elastic is horrible and I'd prefer that it wasn't there. The belt neither adds or detracts from the look. Which in my mind, if it doesn't improve the garment then it should be omitted.
Overall, I couldn't justify keeping this dress with all those cons. It will be returned for sure.
January 10, 2014
Beautiful Fabric and Colors
I bought this dress with an orange paisley dress to decide on for a South Florida Christmas party. The orange dress won because of my body shape and the bright colors. However, I will not be returning this dress for opposite reasons. The muted plums, tans, and browns will be perfect for less festive occasions. I wasn't sure about color for shoes and stockings. Neutral or matching accessories seem to be appropriate. This dress would be better suited to someone with a more hourglass shape as with this dress my narrow hips and shoulders almost appear frumpy. At 5'4", I bought a 14P. The fit is perfect, just not suited as well to my body shape as the orange paisley. The hem lands just a above the knee to help the dress have a flirty look. I may look for or make a dark plum belt that is wider and give the illusion of a smaller waist.
December 13, 2013
colours perfect for fall
I ordered this dress from one of the great sales that Lands' End usually has, and I'm so glad I did! The colours and design on the fabric are perfect for Fall. Luckily, I had a cropped cardi (from another company) and tights that complimented the dress very well. I wore the outfit to a concert, along with a pair of brown leather riding boots, and got lots of compliments! Works great on women with a curvy/hourglass shape - very flattering. Nice to have a slip that goes with the dress too!
November 11, 2013
Beautiful dress, great at sale price, best for hourglass/pear shapes
I just received this dress and love the plum print. I have a beautiful tan leather belt that perfectly compliments it. Unfortunately, my body shape does not do this dress justice. I am on the slim side (5'4", 125 lbs), but have broad shoulders and narrow hips. The sleeves and ruffles on this dress just do not work on my body - I look about 15 lbs heavier and pretty shapeless in this (even with a fitted belt!). There is also some puckering of the loose fabric that happens above the elastic waist that gives the illusion of a "spare tire," no matter how I adjusted my belt or the dress, the puckering came back within minutes. I will have to return it, sadly - I really wanted to love it! I am sure this would look amazing on a woman with more narrow shoulders than mine, or with a more defined waist.
October 9, 2013
great dress but too short if you are over 5 "8"
Fabric is nice and the slip underneath helped hold everything in. Was going to wear it to a funeral and it was just too short on me to me appropriate. I'm 5 "10.
September 4, 2013
Lovely dress, great on curvy gals
I ordered this dress after being so pleased with a solid green one that I ordered in the same style. I get tons of compliments every time I wear it and I recently ordered it in another solid color, vermilion. This dress does look better if you have some curves. It has an empire type waist that emphasizes the bust area and the belt is about 2" under the bust. It has small smocked gathers on either side of the waist that are covered when worn with a belt. It has an under slip in a solid purple color that has adjustable cami type straps. I have worn the slip with other dresses and I consider it a bonus. I am 5'4" and it falls to just below my knee. The sleeves are on the full side and cover to about 3" above my elbows. To separate the dress and slip from each other simply unsnap the straps of the slip from the dress and drop each piece over your head separately in order to make getting dressed easier. I wash this dress on cold with the slip and dress separated and dry on medium. I am on the curvy side and I can appreciate that this dress may not work well for some body types. I purchased this dress in a size 18 and I can normally wear a size 18-18w comfortably. The elastic gathers on the sides of the waist made it so that I have can have some of these dresses in a size 18 and others in an 18w.
August 18, 2013
This dress fits great on me and is very flattering. I am a plus size apple shape, and the fabric and cut work well for me. Love that the fabric floats away from the body and is not clingy. Have received several compliments on this dress. Note that the colors are more muted in person, but it's still a lovely dress.
August 6, 2013
I was looking for a nice Easter dress that I could wear also to work. This has been my go-to dress for the really warm days. I love the fit and the colors. The sleeves are sort of flowy cap sleeves. I do tend to wear a light short sleeve sweater with it, but ditched the little fabric belt tie. The length is nice on me and hits just at or slightly above my knees. Also love that the slip is detatchable and is such a pretty color.
I have gotten many compliments on it. From my husband (important) to several friends and coworkers.
July 1, 2013
I love the coordinating slip and the tabs that you can use to secure it to your bra strap. I'm 5 foot 6 and this fits me just right at the waist and an inch or two above the knee. The ruffles and extra material on top are super flattering, giving me more fullness on top where I need it and balancing out my hips. I love the drape of the sleeves, too many Lands End dresses are sleeveless. the self belt gives it definition at the waist.
March 25, 2013
Weird Fit, Strange Fabric
I bought this dress because I liked the purples in it and assumed the fit would be flattering. It was alittle bigger then average Lands End dresses so i went down a size and thought it would be ok. After wearing it one day i decided to return it. The fabrics werent like I thought they would be and the colors just werent ok for me. I am a twenty year old woman and it just wasnt working for me. I have since returned it and do not miss it
March 13, 2013