Women's Sleeveless Pattern Ponté Welt Pocket Dress
Beware of the mint spritz print fabric
I am a little conflicted on whether or not I would recommend this dress. I have 2 of these dresses--brown with dots and mint spritz. While they are comfortable to wear and make you look pulled together with very little effort, both were too large in the hips so I had them altered (I ordered my regular Lands End size). They also stretch out while wearing so if you are sitting a lot in these dresses, the back of the dress will be saggy and misshapen. Washing it brings it back to proper shape. Finally, the mint spritz fabric is doing something strange--it is fading where the fabric is folded (along the armholes and neckline mostly). I have not worn or washed it enough to cause this and have never experienced this before now.
June 5, 2015
Buy for your waist size
I bought this dress in 18W in the navy floral print for church. It is beautiful, fabric provides stretch without making the pattern distort, and at 5'9 it reaches me modestly at the knees (same as on model); will look great with a cardigan; the pockets lay flat and are generous.
I have an hourglass shape (48-37-50) and bought this to fit my hips. I didn't even have to undo the back zipper to put it on, this runs a bit big. I will get it taken in at the waist because an 18W (waist 40-41") is a few inches bigger than my own, but this fits my hips and chest well. I would suggest buying it to fit your waist, as it does provide great stretch.
March 11, 2015
Loooooove this dress!!
Got it in leopard and I get tons of compliments every time it wear it. Off to buy it in another color now ...
September 25, 2014
I too have this in the sarsparilla dots; yes the dots are two different colors--white and a light tan. It looks so cute that way, i have no complaints about that. I guess you have to be 'of a certain age' to remember sarsparilla is basically rootbeer to understand the color description. I got a size 18 which is my usual dress size and it fits perfectly. The pockets lay completely flat, no issues at all. Normally I don't care for any waist seam, even one a little higher up that's supposed to flatter, as my middle's my problem area but this has no cling and looks great. The fabric is pretty heavy so even though it's a sleeveless dress, it's going to have to wait for early Fall; that's ok it'll look great with a light cardi and heels. Then it'll also be great in the Winter with a jacket and boots. Would get another print if they had any that I liked left in my size. Love the clearance price too, that's just the icing on the cake! You don't get this quality for this price anymore.
September 10, 2014
I have this dress in sasparilla (brown), navy storm, leopard and pink print and love it.
The fit is perfect, and the prints make the dress look different and always good. I had the mint spritz pattern but returned it because the print was so poorly matched across front. It is such a prominent pattern and it bothered my eyes to see the poor match. I ordered the pink print, and it came with a perfect match and looks great.
The pockets are awesome. Anyone who doesn't want pockets should just go buy a different dress because there are so many options elsewhere, especially on Landsend.
I am slowly replacing all my other dresses with pocket dresses because they are so convenient and good for work and casual.
August 27, 2014
Mint Spritz Fabric Fades with wear - Dress Great/Fabric Quality Stinks
I LOVE this dress - I have several in different colors. I love the mint spritz patter/colors for summer. After wearing it 2 times, the fabric is worn at the seams, underarms and hem. I took it to the cleaners (did not wash it) thinking maybe that would help. nope -- it's worn. I'm still wearing it as summer is almost over. but is suspect it won't last but this one season. what a disappointment. alll the other colors I have are great: leopard, teal, pink, black, floral.
August 26, 2014
Perfect fit (thanks to the size guide), and perfect length. The material has really great heft, and in North Texas, it will probably serve as a four season dress. I will be ordering more.
August 19, 2014
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