Rated 5 out of 5 by CatAtonic Perfect
Love this dress - bought both colors - fits like a dream and wears beautifully. Received a lot of compliments at work.
May 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suggy724 Comfortable!
This dress runs true to size. It is comfortable and looks like the photo.
May 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by GrandaAtHome Color is darker than pictured
The linen is a very nice quality, and construction is good. The color of the orchid dress is darker than in the picture but still usable for my purposes. Simple design is very versatile.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Waleczka nice summer dress
Love the dress, it's very comfortable and airy, hidden side pockets are great
May 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by delight Breezy Summer Linen
I wondered if I would like the slight change in styling from the linen tank dress I have worn for many years. Yes, I like the boatneck style very much and the fit is perfect. I find the neckline to be just as complimentary as the tank neckline. It is not confining, as I live in Arizona and too much on the neck can be suffocating. Quality of the linen, as always with JJill, is superb. The influence of white fibers among the phlox gives a refreshing, summertime look. Love having a purple tone in my wardrobe. The only problem I have is that the phlox color is so light it needs a defining accent in a bold color. I just ordered the Full Bloom Infinity Scarf in Lapis rather than the Marrakesh Paisley Phlox because I felt the Lapis would ground the "floating" phlox color. Also, I like the infinity scarfs better because they just pop on and you don't have to fuss and continually rearrange them. JJill always has the best scarves anywhere. A small selection, but I can always find one that goes with anything in my wardrobe.
May 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Betsy61 So complimentry to a plus size figure, extremely slimming
I would rate this a knock it out of the park for the middle age body: incredibly soft, feather light but not see through, cool and totally complimentary to my plus size middle aged figure but very stylish. It's elegant, and slimming particularly, if you are trying to hide a belly. It makes me look 10-15 pounds thinner. A very pretty color. Amazingly cool and comfortable, almost like wearing a night gown. It's a really great dress, I would rate it a A++. Adore it.
May 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Llouie Yarn-dyed boat neck linen dress
I love all the linen dresses and have bought at least five of them. They are comfortable, and versatile, being ble to be dressed up and down. I am glad that more colors are made available this year and I love the boat neck.
May 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kicia Too short
Length: Unfortunately this dress is at least two inches shorter than specified in the description. I have several J.Jill linen dresses from past summers with the same length specification (40.5 for tall) and this dress is MUCH shorter. I am 5'10" and would like the length to be just like on the model (which is the case with my other J.Jill linen dresses) but this one is a couple of inches above my knees...
Fit: I wear size 6 and ordered ST and, except for the length, the size is OK. This dress is loose at the hips and that's what I expect from an A-line dress.
Cut: The cut at the neck is quite narrow contrary to what I expected from the "boat-neck" name - it looks much wider on the model than it is on me. Shoulder straps are closer to the neck and are very narrow, about 3/4 inch wide - it seems that the model is wearing a differently cut dress.
Color: The color of the dress is less green than it looks on my computer screen; in reality, the color is closer to a natural linen color with a slight sage tint.
On the upside this dress has bra strap holders sewn in at the top of the shoulder seams.
I am still hesitating about keeping this dress, especially due to the length, but also it's generally unflattering look.
May 12, 2015