Women's Sleeveless Pattern Ponté Welt Pocket Dress
Great Dress at a Great Price!
I had purchased this dress in a spring color and liked it so much, decided to buy one for fall. I got the Sasparilla, it's a lovely chocolate brown color, but I will warn you that the dots on it are two colors, but they do have a pattern, so it doesn't look strange. As with the other dress, it was large under the arms for me, but a minor alteration and it was good to go. This material does shrink some, so if the length has to hit an absolutely certain spot, keep that in mind when trying on initially, it will be shorter after washing. I am a Plus size, 5'6" and it still was plenty long enough after washing to hit mid-knee. I now am debating on ordering another, I wish I had more places to wear dresses to because I just love this dress. Easy to dress up or dress down too with jewelry, sweater, jacket and other accessories because it is such a classic style.
June 3, 2014
Well made...beautiful fit!
I bought this dress in sasparilla & had no PROBLEM knowing it was going to be brown...
That said, I am 5'6, 160# and got a size 12. It fits PERFECTLY. I get compliments every time I wear it. I'll even take it into the spring/summer here in the south (for work wear) because its sleeveless.
I highly recommend. The price cannot be beat!!
May 1, 2014
This dress is BROWN, not black as it appears in the pictures. But then, who really knows what color "sarsparilla" is? That would have been okay (the fit was good), except that mine arrived with a big scorch mark on the bodice, as if the presser had been left on too long. The dress is going back, but one might think there would some sort of quality control here!
April 13, 2014
Much too short
I have this dress in the Jacquard fabric and it is one of my favourties. This dress however shrunk and ended up much too short. This is a first for me since I'm only 5ft tall.
March 30, 2014
Wanted to love
Just like many of these reviews, I really wanted to love this dress. I ordered both the polka dot and cheetah pattern. The top was great. The bottom was ok. The pockets are what turned me off. They stick out no matter if you are sitting or standing. The fabric is lovely- heavy enough to be professional and durable, but with plenty of stretch. I thought about getting the pockets sewn down along the edges, but even with it being on clearance, I decided to return both dresses.
March 20, 2014
I really, really wanted to love this dress. Based on the size chart, I ordered the size 2 in both patterns. I am 5'3 3/4" tall, 108 lbs - bust 34", waist 26", hips 36". The top part of the dress fit just fine, but the bottom was so unflattering. It was as if the bottom had been cut on a pattern several inches wider - like wearing jodphurs almost! The fabric was a nice, heavy knit and both patterns were great - would have been lovely otherwise. I thought about keeping it and having it tailored, but in the end, decided to return it and find another dress somewhere else. I returned it to my local SEARS and found there were several other size 2's on the rack of both patterns, so I guess I wasn't the only one with this experience. (I can NEVER find size 2's in this store, so they had to be returned items.)
March 8, 2014
I wanted a Animal print dress and bought this Vicuna leopard dress. I am a petite 5'2 and fit 2 is perfect for me. My husband selected this dress for me and this is just LOVELY!!. I would definitely recommend this dress.
February 25, 2014
Pockets are a huge plus!!! I know some people complain about them, but if you don't want pockets there are a multitude of choices. I VERY MUCH appreciated the well designed welt pockets on these shifts. They are not bulky unless you choose to put something bulky in them (and that's a CHOICE!) :) The fabric is a wonderful ponte knit that doesn't "hug" too closely and yet holds it's shape and is extremely comfortable. Such a wardrobe stand-by. I have this dress in many colors as it can be dressed up or down. Throw a shrug over or a cardigan or a jacket. Great for business or casual or even a night out.
February 12, 2014
Fit intended for taller women
I ordered this dress because I had my eye on it for a long time and being on sale was great. However, the overall length was apparently intended for women taller than me. A plus petite size would probably have worked. The armholes were a bit on the large side but the fabric and pattern were wonderful! I hope you continue to have ponte knit fabric that does not contain polyester as this one did. Love the leopard print!
January 31, 2014
This dress is great- the color, fit, style. It is perfect for work when paired with a cardigan. I love the pockets too. I find they don't add any bulk to the dress. In addition, this dress washes well. (cold water, Woolite, delicate wash.)
January 8, 2014