Women's Short Sleeve Washable Wool Dress
Good quality but tight fit
I got what I figured would be a roomy fit -- size 10, when I am normally a size 8 -- but the top area is snug (yes, I am busty not overweight, and a size 10 should have been more than big enough). The sleeves are tight as well. The material is nice.
The side zipper is somewhat problematic because of the fit.
If you are very slim, the dress is probably great. If you are busty and have well-developed biceps? not so much.
November 2, 2014
I think I'm going to keep this dress. I'm not 100% sure yet. First of all, everything I've ever ordered from Lands End in womens' fits a little big. I can usually get away with that if I'm buying a shirt, but pants and dresses can be problematic. I am very peitite, 5'2" and about 100 lbs. I have an "average" torso, not short or long. Based on past experience, I ordered this dress in a size 00.
This dress is very simple, but I like simple. It fits well at the top and sleeves. It's a little big in the hips and bottom but not so much that it's an automatic send-back. The bottom does go "out" a little wider than it needs to and I have a fairly large behind in relation to my petite stature. The bottom doesn't exactly "flare", but it's a little wider than it needs to be. This dress is a little shorter on me than it is on the model in the picture. I would prefer it to be a tad longer, but again, it's not a deal-breaker. I think a red sash and/or some red pumps would do a lot to dress this up and make it more sophisticated and less plain-looking.
For reference on the sizing: In most brands, I wear a size 2 petite, on rare occasions, I'll wear a size 4 petite. Pants from Lands End in Size 2 swallowed me up; they seemed closer to a size 6. These brands in size 2 petite pants fit me well: Talbots, Ralph Lauren and Gap. Jones New York size 2 petite pants fit pretty well, but are a little loose in the waist and slightly tight in the thigh and behind. J. Jill size 2 petite pants fit a little large. Talbots and Banana Republic size 2 petite dresses fit me perfectly.
December 13, 2011
I did not like the fit.
The fit and fabric did not feel right. I returned it.
November 14, 2011
The wool fabric was nice and the style was sophisticated.
This dress would be ideal for a younger person. I found its fit very large. This dress would be appropricate for office wear and with some jewelry could be dressed up for a night out.
November 12, 2011
I really wanted to love this dress...
I love the simplicity. I thought it would be really cute with a pair of nice boots and bright scarf. Unfortunately, I looked way too much like a nun. It looked matronly on me. Maybe if the sleeves were capped, it would have looked cuter...
November 8, 2011
Looked like a sack dress
I was excited about this dress but it did absolutely nothing for me. I got the black and it looked like a uniform, way too plain and not flattering. I guess it was a bit big which, if I liked the style I would try a smaller size but it doesn't seem worth it to me. Returning it.
November 1, 2011
Not what I expected but...
Tis dress was not what I expected. The fabric feels more like polyester than wool. It is also a bit short for my 5' 5.5" frame. I decided to kep it and wear it with tights. Classic design.
October 29, 2011
better than I expected.
I bought this in the gray at the last minute because the sale price was too good to refuse. After reading previous reviews I had mixed feelings about how it would be. It has exceeded my expectations in every way. The fabric is not too heavy, the lining is heavenly and the dress fits like a dream. Very flattering, does not cling to any humps or bumps and ties at the smallest part of my body. I felt good in this the moment I put it on. Easy to dress up or down, too.
October 17, 2011
Love this dress!
This dress is great! Perfect for work. Figure flattering. Comes out of the drier ready to wear. I love that it is lined.
October 16, 2011
I was disappointed with this dress.
I found the fit of this dress strange. The neck line was quite wide and it was quite large through the bodice and hips. The belt did nothing to help it. The sleeve length is good but they puff oddly in the back. I thought this could be a basic transitional dress but it is going back.
October 4, 2011