MADE BY EILEEN FISHER EXCLUSIVELY FOR GARNET HILL The basic knit dress in soft certified organic cotton with a little Lycra® to maintain its flattering A-line shape. With its graceful ballet neck and cap sleeves, it's a versatile style that can be dressed up or down. Knee length. By Eileen Fisher. USA.
I like to wear dresses for my work in the theater and this is a comfortable dress, loose without being baggy, that fits the bill. With leggings and flat shoes, I can move easily, bend, stoop, demonstrate dance steps etc. I liked it well enough that I bought a second one It washes easily and I give it a workout. When I need to go from rehearsal to a board meeting, I can make the dress a little more dressy with boots and a scarf. I like the fit - I'm 5'3", weigh 115 and the size small worked fine.
I ordered this dress on sale in a colbalt blue. Ordered the small and it was too snug under the arms. Returned it for a medium. The fit is perfect at my shoulders and falls just below my knee. I am 5' 6", weight 125, have a thin frame. I will wear it with a long scarf or just a drop belt. The material is soft and top quality. I plan to order the black dress if it goes on sale.
As with most every Eileen Fisher I've purchased, this is comfortable and the bright blue color is snappy. I usually wear a 6, ordered as XS because EF clothes normally run big. It's a little tight in the shoulders, so I have ordered a S and will compare. It is swingy, but does not have too much material, and it hangs well, so it is not too maternity-like. Material is soft but substantial light weight, not tissue thin. I plan to use for travel and easy day errands and occasions.
This dress is a great back drop for fun sweaters and I wear it belted with leggings and either boots or ballet shoes. Nice generous fit but I wouldn't wear it without a belt--kind of looks like a potato sac.
I have looked at this little dress for a long time and wanted to wear it with leggings. I struggled with whether the look was a little too young for me (66 yrs old). Finally I decided - "what the heck you only live once"! It just arrived and I tried it on with leggings and was pleasantly surprised. Added a scarf and denim jacket to finish off the look. Darling, darling, darling!!! I wish it was a little shorter - will have it hemmed.
Love this black dress!! You can wear it with leggings or dress it up with a scarf and jacket. All around versatile dress!! I wear it at least twice a week to work! It is so soft and comfy...you really could sleep in it!
The neckline is not right for me. The length is too long, and the cut around the middle is too large. The fabric is beautiful, but I just don't feel like the fit suits me. I am 5'6' 134 lbs, small boned, 36-30-37. This was my first Eileen Fisher purchase and I was really looking forward to it. Please ask Eileen to design a v-neck dress and I promise I will buy it!
Response from Garnet Hill:By Lorna, Customer Liaison, November 11, 2013
Thank you for your note. We will pass your comments along.
I am 5'6" and 145. I ordered a small based on the other reviews. It fit quite well. Fitted in the shoulders and bust and then flowed away from my body.( I think a medium would have way too much material below the bust line). I have worn it with flats and a nice necklace. I can picture wearing it with leggings and a scarf in the cooler months - I live near Atlanta. Would work well with a cardigan as well. Material is a bit thinner than I thought it would be. I was expecting something a bit heavier and more tightly knitted. Have only washed it once, but so far so good on quality.
I have five of these dresses and wear them constantly. They wash beautifully: cold water Woolite for dark colors in net bags, and dry on padded hangers. They do not fade one bit. And they are sexy in a demure way. So glad I discovered these dresses.
This has become my summer "uniform." Length can be shortened a little with a skinny belt. I wear it with a variety of lightweight cardigans. The stretch in the fabric gives it a nice, flexible, fit. Love it so much that I have more than one. The black is very basic, and especially versatile and easy to coordinate with different color cardigans.
Eileen Fisher cuts into all the extra fussiness of a lot of contemporary clothes. The neck and sleeves work very well on me and I wear it with tights or leggings because I'm 70 and my legs are covered with sun spots. It is not "too young" and is waiting for accessories.
I have looked at this dress for awhile thinking it might look too much like a t-shirt or nightgown. But it has just the right amount of lycra to give it a nice fit. It is a great casual dress and seems to hold its shape pretty well. I bought it to take to on a trip through Turkey and I think it will serve me well. The top is nicely fitted, the rest is loose but it hangs in an A-line, not too much fabric. I am tall 5" 8 " and thin so it looks ok. Looks good with a belt around the hips too.