Bob Mackie's Polka Dot Medley Print Dress with Ruching Detail
Easy Dressing/Good Fit
I got this in the purple multi, and my only concern is there is an element of an orangish-red in the print that is a bit disharmonious, if you get my meaning. In other words, purple is not the main color and this print is VERY bold colored. (Not for those who don't want the attention it will bring!) HOWEVER, the fabric is similar to the Citiknits or Susan Graver Liquid knit, and is truly year-round, easy pack/travel, easy dressing. Add to that Bob Mackie's spot-on tailoring and fit, then this becomes a keeper.
Beautiful color and fabric. Sized right to fit. Heavy material so more appropriate for cooler weather, Lives up to Mackie's reputation.
I needed a dress for my daughter's shower...went to the mall...tried on about 20. Nothing fit well or was made well. Went to QVC.com, checked out dresses and saw this one. Ordered my usual size and was amazed at how beautiful it looked and fit. I am never sorry about QVC fashion. The length is perfect, the v-neck now too low. I am 56. I want to look nice but not frumpy. This was the perfect dress. I got lots of complements. I just said "thank you, QVC!!!"
I love this dress! I got compliments all day long! I'm 5'2" size large. This dress was very slimming. I wore it without the belt b/c the belt accentuated my muffin top. Great dress!
I am five feet tall with an hour-glass figure. This dress fits me perfectly in my usual size medium. It doesn't cling, hangs well and just looks polished. It has a back zipper but I can easily slip it over my head without opening the zipper. I wrap the belt around my waist twice so the ends aren't as long. Love the length and the v-neck is not too low. I may wear a fake lace cami that attaches to my bra for a peek of lace.
I got the blue multi and it's beautiful.
I purchased the purple multi in large. and I wasn't so sure about the dress when I pulled it out of the package, but once I put it on, double wrapped the belt around my waist with the tie in front, I was sold. It isso flattering. I love the colors and the polka dots are so cute and unique. I wore it to work yesterday and the compliments just didn't stop.! Love, love love this dress.
Happy AT FIRST
I loved the color and cut. Fit is great and then after a few wearings the front (belly area) began to pill up. It continues to do so. I can only wear this dress as a bathing suit cover up.
Best Dress Ever
No one could make a dress like Bob Mackie. I was on back order for this and it finally came. I'm 5'3" and don't even have to have it hemmed. It has the best fit ever and the polka dots are just perfect. Can't wait to wear this and I'm sure I'll wear it a lot. So ladylike!!!! I'm glad I ordered it as it and it was well worth waiting for. Thank you Bob Mackie and QVC!!!!
I am 5'2, 155 lbs. - ordered the M in the purple multi. I am stunned because this dress is so stunning. It makes this 62 yr-old look good! I was becoming discouraged because I have been looking for a cute and flattering knit dress and have returned several recently. The fabric is far superior to the others I have tried...the higher spandex content is crucial. The print is so cute and flattering...the pink, fuschia and white balance the purple beautifully. But the design of this dress is the winning component. I would buy it in any print or solid. I agree with previous comments about the shoulder gathers...gives a little extra ease for the upper arm. The length hits me just at the bottom of my knee. The v neckline lays perfectly and the skirt portion has the look of gores...slightly A-line and is so flirty! The belt can be used as a scarf or around the waist...I just love the whole look!
Fabulous, Just Fabulous
This is my first Bob Mackie dress. I've thought his things were a bit too much for me, too artsy and stuff for my modest, humble, softspoken taste in clothing. But I thought maybe this dress would be ok because it's a small print, not flashy or anything. It is fan-tastic. So well made, and I love the little details, like the shoulder seams have a little poofiness that looks great, the little rouching in the chest. It hangs beautifully, moves beautifuly, and the print is beautiful. I bought the blue, wore it on Easter w/ white pearls, and neutral color heels. Gorgeous. Got compliments. This will not be my last Bob Mackie for sure! This designer sooo knows what he's doing! Oh, and do size up. I usually wear a S in Denim & Co and Susan Graver, but ordered a M in this dress. Fit perfectly.
Bob Mackie Polka Dot Dress
I like this dress a lot! I got the purple combination. I did have to go up a size. I think in my "regular" size, it was a bit clingy. I will probably employ some kind of shapewear with this one, just for my own comfort. It is beautiful. Not cut too low. Nice length. Easy to wear.
When Bob makes something that looks good on me, it really works! I have several of his sweaters, a few skirts and tops and a pair of pants that is just amazing (I want those in about 10 colors, but they are not available.)
wanted to love it but...
the red/purple print is too bright, the puffing at the shoulder seems an odd choice for such a busy print, and the stitching doesn't match on both shoulders. but, the dress is a good length and the quality of the fabric is the same you get at talbots for much more. i'll keep trying to see if the large comes back in blue and maybe the puffed shoulder isn't as prominent in that color.