Women's Lanz Bon Voyage Dress
Lots of compliments
I ordered this dress as I just loved the design, gross grain ribbon accents and everything. I'm 5/6" around 160lbs and when I look in the mirror, it looks like it makes my waistline look bigger, BUT boy do I get compliments. So, I wear and enjoy. The fabric is so soft, washes beautifully and needs only light touch up with the iron. If I had to complain about anything, it would be the sleeves. They could be longer and finished better. The fabric is just turned under...less than 1/4 inch. If they would have edged with the same white ribbon and made the sleeves a couple inches longer, it would have been perfect. I purchased a white shrug which compliments the dress perfectly though. Love it, with some reservations.
July 9, 2015
Great Quality but not Flattering
Bought the lighter blue and liked the quality of the workmanship. The dress has a nice neckline and the banding along the hem and neck is a nice touch. I bought a large for my bust area which fit perfectly there (not tight but not too loose). However, with my size 12 hourglass figure the waist/hip area is designed with too many pleats and poofed out so much I looked very heavy in the dress. I was disappointed because I really wanted to like it. The dress has so much potential but not designed well. I had to return it.
June 23, 2015
If you're the right body type
I loved Lanz as a teenager, but now find most of the designs either too young or frumpy. BUT the Bon Voyage dress seemed to be an appropriate design for a youthful 50-something--and it is. Simple and feminine. Light-weight fabric that still seems substantial. Beautiful. But not for me. The dirndl skirt is quite full and long--way too much for my 4'11" frame. I was overwhelmed by the volume. Could I have hemmed the skirt? Sure, but I thought doing so would ruin the graceful sweep. I was so sad to return the dress.
May 26, 2015
My nephew said that family has to wear blue to his wedding and my only other dress is not blue!
Its always good to talk to someone in the states & who talks english when I call to order
May 14, 2015
Has Served Me Well
I bought this dress in the dark blue last year, and just last week I got it in the chambray color. I wore the navy all summer last summer and got so many compliments; older folks were reminded of the pretty dresses they grew up with, and younger women in coffee shops went crazy over its vintage look. In my opinion it is well-constructed. I am curvy and short, but it's gathered properly to work with my waist/hip area, and the back ties help with shape. The navy color has a nautical look, and the chambray color has a classic 50's feel to it. The navy dress feels heavier, while the chambray color somehow feels lighter and more viscous. Both are wonderful! Thanks VCS! Please keep the modest - yet beautiful/classic/vintage - dresses coming! We need them for daily life and church.
April 20, 2015
Mixed feelings; great if you're slender - but I'm not
I have mixed feelings about this dress.
On the good side, the quality is there. The fabric has held up through several washes, and the seams haven't needed any repair. And, I receive frequent compliments whenever I wear it.
On the not-so-good side, I don't feel flattered by this dress. I think it adds twenty pounds to my waist. But as I said, I receive compliments whenever I wear it.
So, since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I think I'll go with the compliments rather than my own perception.
April 7, 2015
Dress fits wonderfully
I've always liked the look of Lanz clothing. It is wonderful to find that Lanz and The vermont country store have them in my larger size. Thank you. I will keep an eye out for further Lanz dresses in larger sizes, now that I know they fit.
February 9, 2015
Love the dress, but...
The following story was written by someone else, but it could be mine: "It is a beautiful dress, good quality and I loved it in the picture. Unfortunatley for my body shape and frame, it is not very flattering. I am 5'3' and pear shaped. There is a ton of fabric around the waist which makes me look even rounder and the sleeves don't have the upper arm coverage I like. The "sailor" look is so cute- I wish I was taller and thinner. Sadly I am sending it back."
December 12, 2014