Women's Sleeveless Pattern Ponté Welt Pocket Dress
Great pattern and fit, ideal for light summer days
Only one detail kept this dress from a 5 rating- instead of using transparent thread for the hem, or creating a hidden hem, there is an unattractive line of black thread (which frays easily) all around the dress about 3 inches from the bottom. Cheapens the look of the dress somewhat, surprised by Land's End lack of attention to this detail
July 29, 2014
covers a multitude of figure flaws
Need I say more? For reference I'm. 5'6" 150 and size 6 fits perfectly.
July 29, 2014
Excellent but a bit short
I've wanted to try this dress forever, based on the raving reviews. After careful measuring finally bought it and as I suspected it's a bit short. I will still wear it but it would have been more versatile had it been kneelenght. Love the material and it's very flattering for a curvier figure.
July 29, 2014
Love it, but it got smaller when washed
I love this dress, which I bought to wear to my son's rehearsal dinner. When it came time to wash it, I followed the instructions to the letter -- cold water, delicate cycle. I chose not to "tumble dry low," because I know ponte knit can shrink. So I hung it to dry. But when I put it on again, a few weeks later, it had gotten smaller all over (and no, I had not gained weight !). I am 5'2" and weigh around 100 lbs. and bought the 4P. Now I don't know what to do -- return it for the same size and have it dry cleaned? Or exchange for a 6P that will very well be too big all over? I'm so sad that this beautiful dress has lost its "skimming" fit.
July 27, 2014
Lovely dress, great for travel, makes a statement
I wore this dress to my daughter's master's degree graduation ceremony. It was a huge occasion, and I know the photos will be around for a long time, so I wanted to look nice. I also needed a dress that would be good for travel, because the ceremony was in England and we live in NY -- and I only use a tiny carry-on suitcase. This dress really performed, on all fronts. I have not washed it yet, but the fabric is substantial and I think it will hold up well. I received several compliments from women young and old. Love the pockets, too. I'm 5' 10", 145 lbs., wore an 8 Tall and it hit me right at the knee. I probably could take in the dress the tiniest bit, but it was fine as-is, too. (Tried to upload a photo, but it wouldn't work!)
July 27, 2014
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