Women's Sleeveless Pattern Ponté Welt Pocket Dress
This is a Great Dress!
I liked the navy storm floral but waited for a good sale to try it. The fabric is substantial and doesn't cling or show lines. The print is beautiful. I'm 5'3", 118 and longwaisted, so I was concerned about the empire waist being too short. The regular size 2 fits me great. (Tried a petite 2, it's too short in waist, length, armholes for me.) This dress does shrink an inch or two when washed. For me, this makes the hem hit right above my knee and fixed a bit of a lumpy side seam at the waist by making it pull in better. I have now gotten this sheath in pink print, black solid, and ordering the leopard! Excellent dressy basic sheath, but very comfortable with the stretch fabric, pockets, and modest neckline. I've worn simple and dressed up, to church, to work, to dinner, to sing at a funeral (black). I've gotten multiple compliments, on each dress. They look fantastic on. I'll be looking for more I like on sale and stocking up. Hope they don't change a thing!
August 19, 2014
Love this dress. Great fit. Great style. Lovely print.
Perfect fit, no alterations necessary. Wore to work the next day. Love it. Lots of compliments.
August 18, 2014
The fabric and dress fit perfectly and was a bit too short (above the knee) for what I wanted. Also, the underarms were way too big. I either would have to go down a size, then the dress would not fit, or would have to alter the arm holes. I thought about re-ordering but saw that other people had the same issue with the arm holes so decided to wait until maybe next year and try it again.
August 18, 2014
Great dress--it's everything they say it is!
I purchased the pattern ponte' welt pocket dress in the rich brown color with white dots. I am 5' tall and 160; a size 12P fits me in all the Lands' End dresses but I wasn't sure that this sheath style would really work on EVERY body--especially mine. It fits like a dream! I have never been able to wear a straight style dress and this works. The higher waist that Lands' End has been using in its dresses is wonderful as it is feminine and allows a much smoother flow between waist and hips. It is perfect for me. The brown dress also has little champagne colored dots between the white ones that I couldn't see in the picture online--very pretty and rich looking. I hope Lands' End and their designers will continue working with this style--it's a classic! I plan to wear it to a wedding in the South in September--should be perfect!! Thanks Lands' End
August 15, 2014
Love the brown dot one
I bought the size up as mentioned in the reviews as I wanted to make sure it fit over my hips, I have that problem with straight skirts. It was too big on the top but it was an easy fix to take it in and I absolutely love it. It is a sturdy material for a summer dress but I am planning to wear it at a fall conference with a sweater or jacket over it.
August 13, 2014
Love it. Great fit, flattering (in the floral print, not sure it would look good in a solid), POCKETS, and machine washable! Mine didn't shrink, washed in cold and dried on low. Somewhere down in the reviews someone mentioned that the pattern does not line up in the the front. This is true, and might have been better to have a single panel in the front. It doesn't bother me, but I'm glad someone pointed it out so I knew what to expect. Worn this dress to work, to parties, dinners out, etc. Very versatile!
August 12, 2014
My new favorite!
I love everything about this dress, the material, the length, the pattern, and the pockets! This is the perfect dress for work, a party, wedding or Sunday brunch. I have a couple of beautiful cardigans and comfy and dressy shoes so I can "change it up" depending on the day - my new summer favorite!
August 9, 2014
True to size and very flattering dress
August 5, 2014
This Shrinks Terribly After the First Washing
Loved this dress and wore it twice and got multiple complements. Dress is very flattering and a good substantial material. Then I washed it, in my front load washer in cold water and hung to dry outside in the shade. I do this will all of my dresses. This dress is now 4 inches shorter and tight all over when it did have room to spare. Because of all of the positive reviews, I assume that the material that they are using now must be different. I just got this a couple of months ago and didn't wear it for awhile. I am so disappointed because I loved it but this poor quality is unusual for Lands End. I am even sorry to write a bad review but be aware of this issue. I don't know what I could have done differently to not have this happen.
August 5, 2014
I've gotten compliments on this dress and I haven't even worn it yet. I did have the arms taken in, as it was too big. Just got it back today and the woman saw it on the hanger and said it was so pretty! I am taking it to Italy and wearing it to a wedding at the end of the month.
August 1, 2014