Women's Solid Ruffle Front Georgette Dress
Not for me
I often like the dresses that other people don't like - I'm happy with loose and drapey fits, and unusual cuts. I thought the elasticized waist and great colour would, with the excellent sale price, make this dress a winner. Unfortunately I have to agree with other reviewers that this is not a well-conceived dress, or not for my shape. I sized down, as my usual non-LE size (12) does not work when ordering a lot of LE dresses, which seem cut big. Even still this dress felt both baggy, clingy, and weird. The fabric is a cheap polyester, very wrinkled, and the slip is an even cheaper polyester. When I took the garment out of the bag it was so staticky that it gave me a shock! Like other reviewers, I too found the dress-slip combo confusing when trying to get the dress on, with the slip bunching and clinging to the dress. But once on, it just looked schlumpy and aging, despite the beautiful colour (such a great colour!). I am 5'5", 39-31-42, a short-waisted, broad-shouldered combo of a pear and an hourglass. The waist on this dress was too low for me, making me look bigger and lumpier than I am. The length was nice (just at the knee), but the sleeves made my arms look chubby. The ruffles at the front were ok, but when I tried a different belt, to see if it helped (a wide, black belt) I found the ruffles got a bit confused with it. Between the clinging, the unflattering shape, and the cheap fabric, I won't be keeping this. But I think that long-waisted women, or women with bigger busts, might do better with it than me.
November 13, 2013
I bought this dress on sale, uncertain of how it would look on my body type. I am tall, slightly pear-shaped and this dress looks fabulous! Being 5'10", dresses are usually too short on me, but this one falls right above the knee so it's a perfect length. The material is a gorgeous dark emerald green and it feels "light and flowy" when you wear it. This dress can be "dressed up" for going out, or you can put a sweater/jacket over it and wear it to work. A great dress for taller women, not sure how this ruffled neckline style would look on petites.
October 19, 2013
Great Day Dress
This dress is a bit tight in the arm - more of a cap sleeve, but I do have a larger arm. I ordered in a 6P and it is true to size. I did not have the problem with the gaping at the sides or the waist line as reviewers did. It sits at my natural waist perfectly and I am 5'3". The skirt does hang a few inches lower than the slip and seems to be a bit lower on the sides than in the front and back, but it will not need any altering and I think it is very flattering. You also can't beat the sale price!
October 15, 2013
Not a ruffle girl
I didn't notice in the photo that the ruffle on this dress is rather large. My bad.
I tried it on -- hard to get in to because of the slip, but the slip is very nice with the delicate fabric.
Walking around home the static built up and the dress stuck to me in a most inappropriate way.
The color is good, but the dress is meant for someone slim who carries dryer sheets in her pocket.
October 7, 2013
The green is a lovely color and the crepe fabric is very nice. The fit is true to size except that it might be high waisted for some. I am 5'6" and the size 14 fit nicely. I will use a narrow black belt since I don't like the one that came with the dress. The sleeves are pretty and fashionable. The neckline is very pretty without exposing cleveage. I think this dress looks pretty good on me....wearing it to a party tonight.
September 21, 2013
Really odd shaped dress
I was so hoping to like this dress in spite of some iffy reviews. I sew and thought I could fix the gathering problem. What I didn't see in the reviews is that the bodice is so short on this dress that it looks like an empire dress. That's why it looks so big on the model in the photo. They had to put her in a huge size for the dress to fit at her waist! Needless to say, it's going back.
September 15, 2013
this dress was very pretty and the fit was good for someone taller than me
the dress fit and was pretty but not on me. It made me look matronly and I am at the age where I am sensitive to this! I am returning this particular dress. I always and will continue to recommend Land's End to everyone because of your quality and prices.
September 15, 2013
great color and nice fitting
I like the color of the dress and the fitting is great. A good bargain!
September 4, 2013
Love Love Love this dress!
I bought the green and the red. The color on the green is very true to the picture. I was a bit disappointed with the color on the red as it looked a bit more rust on the picture but is very red in reality. Regardless the cut and fit are wonderful. I bought the petite sizing as I am 5 feet tall. The best fit I have had due to a short torso. Very true to size.
September 3, 2013
Beautiful dress, washes well.
This dress fits true to size, the shape of the dress is great for an hourglass body (like mine!). Last year I purchased the print version of this dress, it washes beautifully, no shrinking or fading. I am a school teacher, I will wear this dress to work, it looks very nice with a cardigan and tights when the weather gets cooler, and is perfect now to wear alone. The only reason I didn't give five stars was the underslip. It fit tightly, it did not seem to go with the size of the dress. However, it detaches very easily and the dress looks great with a regular half-slip, the top is not see-through, so a full slip is not necessary. In a reuse/recycle moment, my daughter liked the dark, jersey slip and uses it as a layering piece!
August 18, 2013