Overall: 4.3 / 5 based on 21 reviews
18 of 21 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
All occasion -
By: CloverGrl from Ohio
This dress is great for the office and will follow you through the day into the evening. Has style and most importantly side pockets!
A Graceful Dress -
By: Prairie123 from New England
I ordered this dress because I had another one in the same style. It is the kind of dress you can wear alone or add a jacket, and always be ready for almost any occasion. I like classic styles, and this is one of them. It seems to make my figure look slim--a welcome result!
shirtwaist dress -
By: smlpainter from Hardy, VA
I have this dress in brown and white and love it. I hand wash it in cold water even though it says to dry clean, with no problems. I only have to lightly iron and it is good as new! I bought the dress when it first appeared in the catalogue and have gotten much wear out of it.
Versatile Dress -
By: Lassie2 from SF Bay Area, CA
Top 250 Contributor
I was looking for dresses for work and found this dress to fit the bill and beyond. The print is diminutive and elegant. I can see this dress in other calico prints and dark colors. I am 5'4" about 120 lb. and wears a 4P or XS in Orvis dress. I hope to see more dresses in Petite. I took a star off because I wish the dress is machine washable.
Excellent dress -
The one complaint about this dress was that it was short waisted, but it was perfect for me. It is pretty and comfortable.
Beautiful dress, but.... -
By: jothp from High Plains, USA
Beautiful dress, but maybe its sized a bit small...? I normally wear a size 8 but this was pretty much skin tight on the top, and VERY short waisted!! I'll try a 10. Normally I LOVE Orvis clothes!!
By: JAMH from Chicago
Top 250 Contributor
As others have remarked, the dress is short waisted--but that was not a problem for me, especially since the sash belt can be placed wherever. The fabric is attractive and will travel well.
Top of dress too big -
By: Patec from NYC NY
One has to have an ample bust line To fill out the top of this dress. If not, it's billowy and too big. I wear a 36A bra, so that has something to do with it, but you have to be a lot bigger than that. The fabric and print are beautiful though.
Classic Style -
By: Buggo from Texas
This dress has a classic and timeless style. It is very comfortable to wear and "just right" in a variety of settings. I've dressed it up with a black jacket and also worn it alone at more casual events. It's long, but I prefer it that way. My only complaint is that it's dry clean only. There are so many pretty fabrics that are wash and wear--too bad!