Leisure Life Thermal Knit Dress
As comfy as your favorite sweats!
Have you ever wished for a dress that was as comfy to slip into and wear as your favorite sweatshirt & sweatpants? Well, look no further! This dress is it!
I am definitely a comfort-driven person when it comes to clothes. If it's not comfy, I grumble about having to wear it. But this dress is as relaxing to wear as a dress can be. In addition, it can be easily dressed up or down to fit the occasion. Add a pretty silk scarf and gold scarf clip, and you're ready for a dressier event. Just going to a PTA meeting? Wear "as is" or with a simple necklace and you're not "over-dressed" for the event.
I also despise pantyhose so I really like the longer length of this dress. I am 5'3" and the dress is long and full-skirted enough that I can wear knee-length trouser socks instead of pantyhose, and even when sitting, the tops of the socks don't show. A pair of stylish boots would look great with this dress too.
The dress is a relaxed fit and I think the sizing is right-on, so order your usual size. I have not washed them yet but there is enough roominess that if they shrink slightly they will still be fine. The sleeves are a little long on me but that is normal for me; full-length sleeves are almost always too long on me.
The fabric is a medium, not heavy, weight so it is not too warm for fall and spring wear. Since I am hot natured, I prefer this lighter medium weight to a heavier weighted fabric. If the weather is very cold or if you are cold natured, a pretty blazer or sweater would look very nice over this dress and add the extra warmth. But in my opinion, the medium weight adds to the dress's versatility.
My only complaint is that this dress needs to be offered in more colors. I purchased both the blue and the burgundy, and wish that it were also available in a pretty dark forest green #NOT olive# and in black. I would buy them both as well if they were available, the dress is that comfy and versatile.
Also, on my computer monitor the burgundy dress looked redder than it actually is and I almost didn't order it because I don't generally wear red. But the dress actually is a very pretty deep burgundy color which I far prefer. The blue dress also had a purplish cast on my computer monitor but is actually just a nice dark blue, no purple tones to it at all.
I think most people will be very happy with this dress.
September 27, 2014
Warm and comfortable
In this very cold winter, this dress is perfect around the house. It's long for a shorty like me, 5 ft. 1 inch, but I washed it and it is just above ankle-length, just right for my use. The color is a soft navy blue, the fabric has a rich look, and the velour trim is a very nice touch.
February 10, 2014
Love the Comfort
This dress, which I ordered in a 2X, fits perfectly and is as comfortable as a nightgown. It's a nice dark blue, good length and it has pockets which are a must have for me. I wish it came in more colors.
February 6, 2014
Perfect for southern California climate
Perfect for southern California climate...not too heavy but perfect layered with a shawl or jacket for evening walks.
January 28, 2014
Perfect, Cute and Comfy
This is my go-to, "throw and go" winter dress. The solid-colored, thermal material is perfect! It's a great weight, the fabric is soft and warm, and the styling is really good (side pockets with semi-fitted bodice and long flowing skirt). It LOOKS like a dress and NOT a night gown! I have received complements each time I've worn it, even though it's so simple. I wear it with flat ankle boots and a jean-type jacket. Great alternative to jeans anytime!
January 25, 2014
Ahh, what a great dress
I love the feel and look of this dress. It is dressy yet casual. Can that be possible? I am very happy that I can wear this dress as is or really get creative and put a nice scarf, long necklace or dressy jacket on, and really change the appearance of the dress. Love it.
January 17, 2014
I love this dress
I had one of these dresses last year, which I loved and wore constantly. This year, I bought one in each color. They're the kind of dress you can easily throw on and run out the door, but you can dress them up with some jewelry or scarf and some nice shoes. They're easy to wear, easy to care for, could go traveling, and I always feel warmly confident in them. And they fit really well.
December 24, 2013
The Perfect Dreww
Love this dress! The fit is perfect, it's comfortable, and it can be dressed up or down to fit any occasion. It washes up beautifully, and does not need to be ironed after laundering! I give this dress my highest recommendation!
December 5, 2013