I purchased this for my Mom who is wheelchair bound. She has taken to wearing dresses because they are much more comfortable than pants. This dress is perfect for her. The fabric is soft, the fit is perfect, the length covers her knees while she is sitting. She will be able to wear this during the very warm California summers as well as the cool winters when she can wear a t-shirt under the jumper. She likes it so well that we are going to order another one!
June 22, 2013
I really liked this jumper. I am quite petite & so am having it hemmed a bit. Several comments compared it somewhat unfavorable to an earlier version with heavier denim & better fit but I thought both were great. This is going to be a comfortable outfit for all season (I live in Mississippi).
October 18, 2013
change in product
First let me say that V.C.S. products are always good.....but......this dress (jumper) which I have been wearing almost constantly (I mean 5 days out of 7 each week) since before 1971 has changed several times during the years. At first it was a nice heavy, like mens blue jeans, material with seams down the front and back and a zipper part way down the back. The zipper was never used as it went on over the head nicely and the A line flair started under the arms so those of us shaped like a teletubby were comfortable and had lots of room without looking like a tent.
The zipper disappeared and the front seam disappeared and that was OK as they were not needed.
The material became lighter thus allowing the back seam to pull out easily leaving a white line down the center back.
Then the cut became slimmer and the jumper was longer (no problem as I could shorten it) but the slimmer line was restricting.
I do like that the under arm holes have remained comfortable but high enough so it can be worn without another layer under (nice in the summer) but have become unhappy with the slimmer cut, lighter material which has improved some.
I still have some of the original jupmers in my stash but they are fairly beat up and look like the knees of my hubbys well worn jeans. I have had fun embroidering, stenciling and decorating them too.
I DO miss the original product but if you are built a bit slimmer than me and don't want to use these as an everyday dress like I do, than it a good product.
I do wish V.C.S. would go back to the original A line and a good thickness of the material. Meantime i am learning to sew out of necessity. From time to time I still check in to see the jumper and awaiting the day when the description once again reads A line.
I must say the V.C.S. is great about returns so I am not hesitant to order and try on to see if fit has changed.
August 11, 2013
Not as pictured on website. Fit is awkward.
June 18, 2013
The A-line jumpers carried for so long were great; loved them. But this one is just not comfortable and I never look forward to wearing it. PLEASE restore the original A-line jumpers in soft durable light and dark denim to the catalog. I have four that are nearly worn to shreds!
June 10, 2013