A222262 - Linea by Louis Dell'Olio Floral Print Scoop Neck Maxi Dress
Just love it
Very nice , figure flattering dress.would like to have in different colors I am between M and L bought M and its perfect .Just love it . Have it in black and yellow.
Lovely dress, but not for me!
I read the reviews and should have listened to them. This dress is not flattering to full figured women, but it is well made and of a nice fabric. If you are of average height and weight this is a winner.
BEST MAXI EVER!!!!
I am a 5'31/2" tall Plus sized woman, I ordered this Maxi dress in both colors. I have never ordered from this line before, so I ordered a size 3X based on the sizing charts, I normally wear size 2X, but I was on the border between the 2 sizes and not knowing how this line runs, I went with the bigger size. I love the peasant look to this Maxi, it has always been a great type of top for me, so I figured I would love it in the Maxi, plus I'm short, so everything tends to run long on me when it comes to Maxi dresses, so this one just seemed perfect to me.
My dresses arrived rather quickly, I tried them on, and the legnth was perfect, they looked great, felt great, very stylish and too big! Otherwise they would've been figure flattering as well. I quickly got online and luckily for me they had both colors available in size 2X, they just arrived and am happy to say they are a great fit! I think this is absolutley the best Maxi dress I have ever ordered. I know I will wear them both very much as this style really does compliment my figure and they actually make me look smaller! yeah! I also can wear them with my Clark Flip Flop style sandals, flats, wedges or heels. I even have cute shrugs to match both if I would want to really dress them up!
Thank you so much for bringing this cute style Maxi to us at such an affordable price. I would love to see it in many different colors, and perhaps a shorter legnth dress (to your knees) in this same style, I'll buy them all.
Ladies, take it from me, this is a very well made and fine addition to your wardrobe. It's simple but elegant, and you can dress it up or down. I love mine and wish there were others in this style to order. I wish I could've given it 20+ stars for being the best Maxi dress I ever purchased. I am going on a cruise in February 2014, and these dresses will be with me. They will be perfect to wear in Carribean weather!
Love this maxi dress. Got lots of compliments and smiles... Thanks for making me look great!
I LIke It
I originally ordered under waitlist, but cancelled after figuring it sold out so quickly that it wouldn't be back. I discovered months later that some did come back and ordered. It came yesterday in black xs and what a surprise. I thought it would be a stiff material, but it's slinky but not shiny, and the fit perfect. Not to long - just right- I'm 5'6ish. I'm wearing it to my nephews wedding in April.
Not black and white....
This is not a black and white dress. It's not even black and cream. The 'cream' color is very muddy looking and does not strike me as a summer color at all. I'm going to keep this dress and save it for Hawaii because that's about the only place I will feel comfortable wearing it. It should be perfect in a tropical enviornment where other people are wearing mumu's!
I do think I will try what another reviewer wrote and try making it more like a sleevless dress. I may also end up trying to figure out how to get rid of the elastic around the neck. It's just not a flattering look for me. But the price was such that I can make it work/get some wear out of it and save the $14 sending it back.
I also did not like the fabric. Their is no substance to it. BUT, as I've seen other maxi dresses out at B & M made with even worse material...this type of material must be the trend. It will be okay here in the PNW. But I don't think if I lived in the heat of AZ ot Texas that it would work.
The pocket placement is great. The sizing seems to run on the large size...by a whole size.
All in all, not by favorite Loius purchase.
I lOVE LOUIS!
I have both of these dresses (gold and the black) and think they are adorable. However, I have never worn them because the sleeves are very small and make my arms look huge. They only cover about 1/4 of my upper arms and it hits at the wrong spot for anyone with even slightly chubby arms . It fits everywhere else in the Small size. I love everything else about this dress and finally figured out a solution so that I can wear it comfortably in public. I took the sleeves and roll them up and under so that it looks like a sleeveless dress. It actually stays that way when wearing it and I dont have to take it to a seamstress to have the sleeves cut out. For some reason, having no sleeves looks slimmer on my arms than having a very small sleeve that cuts me at the fattest part of my upper arm. For those of you like myself that have issues with their upper arms, try this solution. I know it sounds a bit weird but it actually makes me feel more confident to be able to wear this dress in public. Louis is my favorite designer and I look forward to his appearance everytime hes on because I know that he will have several pieces that Ill love. Please put him on more often. Hes the best designer that the Q has, in my opinion.
Not For Me
Ordered The Maxi In Both The Small And The Medium, I Was So Sure I Would Love It For A Spring Garden Wedding. The Small Fit Perfect! But It Looked Like I Slipped On A "Moo Moo" ......You Know The Polyester Flowered Lounge Wear Of The 60's. The Design Was Nice, But The Fabric Wasn't........Also Maybe If It Was Black And White Instead Of Black And Cream.........I Could Have Made It Work. Cost Me $13.90 To Return Them........This Returning Stuff Is A Costly Adventure.
I ordered this dress in the black & white in a medium--love the fabric and fit. I am a size 12. Just perfect. Also like the front pockets and the "drape" of the dress. Can't wait to wear it when the weather warms up a bit with black sandals. So cute. Louis is the BEST!
It went back
This dress was not figure flattering, it bunched up in the front. I returned it the same day!
I bought this dress in the black and white, size 1X. I wore it last night to a party. Love, love, love it! The fabric has a wonderful drape. I love the set in pockets not being on the side seam. It fits true to size. I received tons of compliments. I would order more, but I don't look good in yellow. This is a great dress! Order it!
Pretty, but not so flattering
I'm clearly one of the odd ones out on this one, but this dress is going back. I have coveted this dress since last March when it sold out within minutes. I adore maxis and thought this would be pretty and flattering. I was right about the pretty, not the flattering part. On the positive side, the print is very nice, as well as the fabric feel. and it has pockets which I love. The biggest negative is that it's just not flattering on my body at all from the side view. It looks nice from the front, but makes me look huge and pregnant from the side. This could very well just be on my particular body shape, and may work beautifully for others. I am a 36DD size 14 and carry my weight more in the middle and it just accentuated all the curves I don't want accentuated. I have another Louis dress that makes my chest look much larger as well, not sure what's with that, but I'm not a fan. I also have come to accept that cap sleeves are just not flattering on me. My arms aren't even that large, but they make them look larger. I got the medium and note that this does run a bit large, since the medium did fit me. This dress is beautiful and I can see why others might love it, but I think if you're busty and apple shaped, it's just not flattering.