Rated 4 out of 5 by Gattina Stylish, simple, versatile LBD
Of course the shoulder pleats, and the shape of the neck, are what's distinctive about this particular LBD. The shoulder detailing, surprisingly and happily, makes my broad shoulders look narrower.
The dress is fairly fitted up-top, less so below the bust, which is what I wanted (see below). Most JJill dresses are distinctly A-line, of course; this one is, as promised, only slightly flared, however, and I am very happy with it (again, see below). The material is smooth, quite heavy, not too clingy; it's more dressy than informal, but worn without jewellery and with a scarf and flats, it'd be just fine for an informal occasion. Definitely a keeper.
About the fit: I'm quite short-waisted, with broad shoulders and back, a large waist, narrow hips, and long legs. As a result, I want the exact opposite of what manufacturers provide for the standard female figure. Out are: Any (very) A-line or pleated dresses or skirts; shirtwaisters and wrap dresses; V-necked tops and dresses (square necks are best); all blouses and shirts, unless their shoulders fit mine precisely (which is as rare as hen's teeth) or they have no sleeves at all; anything belted; most trousers and skirts, as I need the side-zip, flat-front, straight and narrow kind. In short (and I'm only 5'4"): Fitted, tailored clothing is the thing for me—except on bad days, when I bloat... which is when this dress will be ideal.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyC Please make more like this one!
Comfortable, easy to dress up or down, indestructible in a suitcase -- this dress is terrific. Wish I had bought 3 and just kept them "in stock" -- the style is timeless. Washes well and drips dry -- ready to go to the next event.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LABJJFAN Nice Dress
The dress looks and fits great and will be a wonderful travel dress that
can be worn with just sandals.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jackandjill1 Great little black dress
This dress fits as if it were made for me. Sometimes the simplest is the best! The dress flatters every figure the drape is prefect without clinging and the slight pleating at the sholders frames the neckline. I ordered this in my usual size,PM .I wish it came in more colors.
June 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by pammers Love it
very comfortable and so soft I used a black belt also bought a scarf to wear
June 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sally10 This Little Black Dress Has Personality!
Love the neckline and the fact it covers undergarment straps is a plus.
Will be able to wear this year-round with jewelry or scarves; love the 3/4 sleeves and the length is perfect.
This fabric feels great against the skin and with no trips to the dry cleaners means I can spend more on shoes:)
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lindanana Perfect black dress
I love this dress -- a must have little black dress. I love all the wearever - perfect for travel - true to size - and always looks great!!
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rocca Classy style
Comfortable and stylish light weight knit dress. Nice addition for any wardrobe for a casual to dressy look.
May 14, 2014