Women's Sleeveless Pattern Ponté Welt Pocket Dress
If I get mugged, it will be for this dress
I was thrilled when this dress arrived after a 2 month back-order period. The fabric is stretchy and slightly heavier, making it a great option for cooler days. The pattern is wonderful and has a range of colors for accessorizing. The compliments that I have received about the dress are a bit unique. While I was waiting for the subway in Washington DC last week, a woman approached me and told me that she would happily mug me for this dress. Thankfully the subway arrived before she could act on that comment. In sum, this dress is versatile, easy to match, material works great for cooler days, and makes others envious to the point of threatening criminal activity. Another winner from Lands End.
August 24, 2014
This dress fit me perfectly and I felt that the sizing was spot on. However, I decided to exchange it for a solid color and re-ordered. Was sad that the next dress arrived and fit totally differently than the print dress! The solid dress was tight across the shoulders and waist. Both were size 6 regular. I have this dress in an 8 petite and it fits me also. Lands End, get the sizing right on this dress and it will be perfect! Sadly, I returned the solid color dress and did not re-order.
August 23, 2014
Mint Spritz pattern is fading
I liked this dress at first but after a few wearings, I noticed the bright blue (mint spritz pattern) is fading around the seams, particularly around the arm openings and shoulders. I have only had it a few months but it looks very worn. The brown with dots is not doing this so I am much happier with it.
August 21, 2014
I love the look of this dress and the weight of the material. I am 5'4" & 145 lbs. so I have some areas that need a little hiding. I bought the size 10 petite. This dress is form fitting without being tight. The material is heavy enough that it doesn't show my body imperfections. The length hits just above the knee. The arm holes fit me perfectly and the dress covers the shoulder well. I don't have to worry about my bra straps showing. In fact I love it so much I now have two - the brown dots and the celestial blue.
August 20, 2014
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