Rated 4 out of 5 by OldBlush Black Is True to Size; Red Is Not
I first ordered this dress in black in a medium--it fits perfectly! It is just loose enough to be comfortable without being baggy and as others have mentioned, a very flattering line on people of all sizes. However...
I loved it so much I ordered one in red thinking a M would be fine. I didn't unpack the red until about 8 weeks after ordering it (ordered in summer and was too hot to wear it), and I was shocked to find the red was way too small. It was as though I had been sent a size too small. Of course, it was too late to return, but I have found that the sizing in the Wearever line has flucated wildly all year. If everything ran true to size and draped like the black version of this dress, I'd be a happy camper. I hope J Jill will address the sizing consistency issue.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ann43 perfect for travel
The dress was in the bottom of my suitcase for days until the event for which it was intended. I hung it up for 12 hours at the motel and it was ready to go without any wrinkles.
October 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by CAAnnie Too big
The petite XL which I got is VERY XL -- all over. Even the shoulders, for example, which usually in a petite size fit correctly, seem large, and it's long. I was happy to get this dress on sale, and a smaller size is no longer available, so I will keep it and work with belts, etc. to make it useful for travel, but I would generally advise others to size down if you're in doubt.
October 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by shoplessnow This dress fits beautifully.
I ordered this dress in the medium and small based on the reviews and the fact that I'd purchased this dress in the floral pattern in a medium. This dress fits better on me in a small. It hangs beautifully and is a great blank canvas for colorful scars and big jewelry. I will be getting a lot of use out of this dress. I've worn the floral pattern more times than I'd like to mention, but it's so beautiful, comfortable and I get a lot of compliments. The lengh is perfect for work, church and other occasions. It falls below the knee. It's a perfect work to evening dress. It holds very few winkles. My only complaint is the sizing. I'd like to see more consistency in the sizing, so that I don't have to order 2 difference sizes at once to get the right fit. It's becoming too expensive and too time consuming to make constant exchanges.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bonnie929 Simple but Classic
When I took this dress out of the bag, I thought it was too simple and was going to look like a sack on me. Well, boy was I wrong. It's a simple dress but one that makes a statement. I couldn't believe how flattering it was on. It's slimming and hangs attractively. I felt as thin as this model looks wearing this dress. That never happens!!! I wondered how J.Jill made such a simple dress look so good on. That Wearever fabric is magical! I have so many things to accessorize with this dress. A simple, long necklace makes it such a classic look but a scarf would look great too. I'm thrilled to have this dress.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MBW55 Love it!
It fits great and is very comfortable. I want to get it in red too!
July 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Becky1 The Perfect Black Dress
Accessorize to make your own statement. Scarves, belts, necklaces, jackets, boots, heels or flats can change this versatile dress for any occasion!
July 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ElizabethP Super Travel Dress!
Just returned from 10 days in Italy - this dress packed easily and was so comfortable - looked great with different scarfs/jewely! I even wore it home on the long flight home--and still looked fresh!
July 2, 2013