Women's Sleeveless Pattern Ponté Welt Pocket Dress
I would have had alternations done to make this dress work for me because the pattern is so beautiful, but I couldn't get over how small the arm holes are. It doesn't look like this is a problem for most other reviewers, but I tried the dress in five (!) different sizes, 0P-4 Regular, and even in the largest dress, which was obviously too big overall, the armholes cut nearly halfway across my armpit. No, my bra didn't show, but I couldn't have lowered my arms with it on! This was particularly frustrating as the dress was actually too roomy in the back. I'm 5'4", 125ish, 32D, relatively toned upper body and shoulders and upper arms that are apparently more muscular than I thought. Unfortunately, I'm returning all five dresses.
July 23, 2014
Good fit, quality construction
I'm so glad Lands' End offers many selections in petite sizing. I'm 5'2", 115 pounds and the 4P is a perfect fit on me. Based on measurements, I had wanted to order the 2P, but it was out of stock. The smaller size might be a bit more flattering, but the 4P works just fine for me (no worries about sucking in my tummy!).
I wore this dress for work with a cardigan, and plan to wear it well into fall by layering a thin turtleneck underneath. The fabric is quite sturdy, and slightly too hot for my tropical climate in summer, but works well if I know I'll be in an air conditioned environment most of the time.
July 21, 2014
It's all true
The rave reviews on this one are all true. I love this dress! Florals are big this season but generally they tend to overwhelm my 5'4" frame. The cut and pattern on this dress is perfect, though, and I'm so glad I bought it. I'm hourglass shaped and the size S fits me well, a teensy bit of extra room in the shoulders and upper back but not enough to detract from an overall flattering fit. This is easy care and will travel great. If you're on the fence, don't hesitate. Land's End you are rocking it with your stylish dresses lately. Thank you!! Can't wait to see versions of this for fall with long or elbow length sleeves!
July 20, 2014
hands down, best dress i've ever owned! have it in almost every color. do not pass on this dress no matter what your size!!
July 16, 2014
I absolutely love this dress! The weight is heavier than others, but it makes the dress falls nicely on the body. It hides all those flaws oh so well! You know, maybe a pooch around the mid section? This is a very comfortable dress. The little bit of stretch makes getting in and out of the care and sitting down easy. I bought the brown polka dot one and you can easily dress it up with some accessories or a shrug or cardigan. The cut is simple and classic, and it will definitely get worn for many many years.
July 14, 2014
Love, love, love!
Did not need to size up for the navy, as suggested. Ordered the 20W and had to return for 18W. That was still loose under the arms; had to undo the seam and take in about an inch. Part of being pear-shaped... Once I did that, though, it fit terrific. The fabric is perfect! Thick enough to hide lumps and bumps, does not wrinkle. Pairing with navy blazer and nude pumps for work. Also bought the brown polka dot. The 20W did fit in that one, with the aforementioned alteration. Wonder if a 18W Petite would have fit off the rack, but Petites don't go that high at LE... All in all, great dresses that I expect to wear a lot.
July 13, 2014
One of my "go to" wardrobe pieces
I can't say enough about this dress. I have now purchased it in two colors; the leopard print that was available last fall and now the pink print from this summer.
I have two different sizes in this dress. I'm normally an 8 and the one that I have in an 8P fits nicely but I ordered the pink in the 6P and I like the slimmer fit better. I'm slender and not very curvy, so that might not be right for everyone. This dress never wrinkles, packs beautifully and the quality of the fabric makes it look and feel like a much more expensive garment. I wore the pink one to work last week and got rave reviews all day long and I felt FABULOUS in it! I'd buy every color in this if they were all available in my size!
July 10, 2014
The mint spritz (navy pattern) is fabulous!!! Only complaint is armholes are too tight.
A co-worker asked me if the dress was Tory Burch or Kate Spade when I wore it this week, the pattern is that great! I noticed it sold out quick, hope it comes back. I followed the other reviews and went down a size to a 2P (I'm 5'2" 118 lbs). Perfect length for work, slightly heavier than a summer dress, but the fabric doesn't wrinkle and looks great all day. I usually wear with a light cardigan. Bought the dress in black and solid navy too, absolutely LOVE this dress. Also, I'm a big fan of the pockets. Flatters curves and bumps perfectly.
July 3, 2014
I love this dress but major flaw
I absolutely love this dress. As did every other review. MAJOR flaw. The fabric had continued to bleed all over my arms the longer I wear it. I have washed and washed. I have the mint greet / navy combo. I want to keep it so badly however not sure if it is worth it.
June 29, 2014
What a GREAT dress!
This dress is absolutely fantastic. I bought the floral print for my mother's funeral (she was an avid gardener# and the dress cardigan in navy. The fit is perfect #I am 5'3", 116 lbs, slightly pear shaped) and the 4 regular fits me perfectly. I tried on both the regular and petite in a few different sizes in a Sears store and if you're not sure what size to order, this approach may help you. I cannot say enough about this dress. The style is simple and can be dressed up and accessorized many ways. I am going to buy at least one more because it is such a find. The fabric is of substantial weight so it hangs beautifully but it is not too heavy. The pockets are a real plus and they lay nice and flat - no puckering when standing or sitting. I received many, many compliments. Lands End, keep making this dress! Might I suggest that you make the same dress with three-quarter sleeves for cooler weather so that a sweater isn't necessary?
June 28, 2014