Women's Stripe Welt Pocket Sheath Dress
Another beautiful dress
I ordered this one and one in a solid colour. This dress will cross over the seasons well. It is high quality fabric, with the stripes matched with great care. The length is good as it's a jazzy dress (even for a 50 something like me) but is 2 inches shortly than it's solid, coloured counterpart. I am 5 ft 5 inches. Fits a busty gal well too. :-)
August 24, 2014
Terrific dress and so flattering!
I was concerned that the stripes would not be flattering for my plus-size body, but this dress is actually very flattering. It's a beautiful fabric (I got the green with navy stripe dress), and well made. There's just a minor issue with how the dress drapes in the area of the lower back, otherwise I would have rated this 5 sailboats.
October 28, 2014
Great concept, poor cut. Tall is not actually Tall.
This dress is excellent all around from choice of material to design elements. However, making a dress for taller women is not just adding an inch at the hemline. The proportions are so off. I would have expected that LandsEnd would have figured this out by now. The fact that the dress just happen to be excellent all around makes it even more disappointing that this is not really made for taller women
October 28, 2014
Got this dress in the brown/black stripe and it was love at first sight. Such a flattering pattern, stripes are matched perfectly at the seamlines, cute and striking. Size 10 fit me perfectly right out of the box. I'm 5'4", 145 lbs. However, I am disappointed that it shrank when I washed it (therefore my "fits small" reivew) and I always use cold water, gentle cycle, and line dry my things. It's not awful but it fits less well than it did -- a little tighter in the hip area than I would like, and I think it shrank a tiny bit in length too. So I love it a little less than I did at first, but it's still wearable. Have been wearing it sleeveless during October, which has been warm. Added black tights this past week and it will also look adorable with a black cardigan or a turtleneck during the winter. Lands End -- The floral sheath dress I bought for the summer didn't shrink. Wish this one hadn't either!
October 24, 2014
I was very pleased with the fit and cut of this dress. The knit is excellent quality and heavy enough that I will wear it this winter with a blouse. A great buy!
October 23, 2014
i have this dress in a number of colors. By far, my favorite is this stripe welt version.
I love the pocket sheath dress. It is flattering and comfortable and has usable pockets. I am an event planner and I need to look professional, be comfortable and have access to my phone. The stripe welt is extremely flattering. My only complaint about earlier versions of this dress is that the facing at the neck has a tendency to rise up. Not on the stripe welt version - either it is sewn a bit differently or the fabric keeps it flat. Regardless, this is my favorite dress.
October 21, 2014
Works for me
I never EVER wear anything with horizontal stripes across the bust--just too well endowed for a design that emphasizes that area--but I absolutely love black mixed with rust brown, and I caught my breath at seeing this dress in the catalog. So I thought I would give it a try even if that meant trying it on and sending it right back.
I took the advice to go up one size, and ordered a 20W instead of my usual 18W. The result fits me well, except the neckline lays a little weirdly rather than smooth and flat. A faint outline of the pockets can be seen too, and I probably wouldn't put anything in them, but a long, drapey black cardigan takes care of that. My husband doesn't usually notice what I wear but did say "Wow" when I put this on to take him out to a nice dinner for his birthday.
October 20, 2014
Excellent fabric, fit and quality
Great dress - flattering and comfortable. The fabric is heavy enough to minimize bumps and bulges, stretchy enough to be comfortable and the stripes are well-matched. I appreciate that LE made the armholes small enough to minimize bra show-and-tell, but some women may find the armholes too snug. I ordered both an 8P and a 6 (5'4", 135 lbs., busty) and the only difference between the two was that the 8P was slightly wider in the bust area.
October 20, 2014
I love this dress. The fit is great and so is the fabric. The fabric is substantial enough for cooler temps and I think will hold its shape. I got a lot of compliments on it, have only worn it once, and already have several ideas for different looks I can create. I purchased the navy/green stripe. My only complaint is there is a pucker both at the base of the zipper (sits on my butt) and one where the pockets meet (sits center of my stomach). I wore it with a long sweater so that was covered, and am hoping that with washing and pressing I can smooth them out.
October 19, 2014
Fits nicely, washes well, nice fabric - I may purchase another one in a different color.
October 18, 2014