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Item #: 2306-07702-1104


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We made a short plus size lounger in your favorite crinkle material to keep you comfortable through spring and summer. The empire bodice is soft knit for extra easy wear.

  • pretty empire silhouette with trapeze skirt for movement
  • 44"" falls to the upper calves
  • V-neckline is open and feminine
  • short set-in sleeves
  • knit empire bodice with woven crinkle trapeze skirt
  • straight bottom hem
  • soft, washable knit cotton top, woven crinkle skirt
  • imported    

Women's plus size cotton empire lounger in sizes  
M(14W-16W), L(18W-20W), 1X(22W-24W), 2X(26W-28W), 3X(30W-32W), 4X(34W-36W), 5X(38W-40W)

The Comfort Factor
We have designed comfortable plus size loungers for over 100 years and our customers all say the same thing. They enjoy the relaxed fit, the comfy coverage and the exquisitely soft fabrics. You'll be cozy in any weather in a style that offers amazing comfort control.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Only NecessitiesShort cotton lounger
 
4.1

(based on 37 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (32)
  • Attractive (27)
  • Good size/fit (17)
  • Soft (14)
  • Flattering (12)

Cons

  • Poor quality (6)
  • No pockets (4)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (24)
  • Around the house (20)
  • Wear to work (4)
  • Bedtime/sleeping (3)
  • Date night/night out (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      84% 

      (26 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort driven (26), Casual dresser (5), Style driven (4)
    • Type Of Shopper:
    • Budget shopper (18), Midrange shopper (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (6)

Reviewed by 37 customers

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5.0

One in every color

By 

from tx

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Figure Flattering
  • Practical
  • Washes Well

Cons

  • No Pockets

Best Uses

  • Casual Wear
  • Wear to School
  • Wear To Work

Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

Cute & comfortable. Very lightweight - perfect for a long, hot summer. Fabric is somewhat sheer, so I wear a half slip underneath and, for a windy day, I wear short leggings underneath. My only complaint is that, even after all these years, they have yet to add side-seam pockets to this. Since it makes a nice casual dress, I am considering adding a medium-weight trim at the bottom of the skirt to give it some weight for those challenging windy days.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Comfort vs Style:
  • Comfort Driven
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

beautiful

By 

from bluff city, tn.

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Figure Flattering
  • Practical
  • Quality Materials
  • Washes Well
  • Well Made
  • Wrinkle Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

    its beautiful, fits perfect, i got compliments the very first time i wore it.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    This one is a big NO!!

    By 

    from id

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Cheap Material
      • Irregular Fit
      • No Pockets
      • Uncomfortable
      • very ugly
      • Wrinkle Easily

      Best Uses

        Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

        Looked and felt like something drug out of a ragbag..so I threw it in the ragbag....

        • Sizing:
        • Feels too large
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        My FAVORITE THING!

        By 

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Figure Flattering
        • Practical
        • Washes Well
        • Well Made

        Cons

        • No Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Date Night/Night Out
        • Wear To Work

        Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

        I use this lounger for everyday wear. I love it because it is colorful, cute, and comfortable. I wish it had pockets, but I still LOVE IT!!! I got each color and I'm so glad I did!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        My FAVORITE THING!

        By 

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Figure Flattering
        • Practical
        • Quality Materials
        • Washes Well
        • Well Made

        Cons

        • No Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Date Night/Night Out
        • Wear To Work

        Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

        I use this lounger for everyday wear. I love it because it is colorful, cute, and comfortable. I wish it had pockets, but I still LOVE IT!!! I got each color and I'm so glad I did!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        See-through material

        By 

        from Brewster, NY

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Washes Well

        Cons

        • Cheap Material
        • Irregular Fit

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear

        Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

        I was disappointed in this dress. I loved the style and color, but the material is so thin that you can see through it. I always take an XL, but I had to order a M, and still the fit is not right, so I had to exchange the size a few times and that is a real task.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels too large
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Love This!!

        By 

        from Indiana

        About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Figure Flattering
        • Practical
        • Quality Materials
        • Washes Well
        • Well Made
        • Wrinkle Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Date Night/Night Out
          • Special Occasions
          • Wear to School
          • Wear To Work

          Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

          I've even added leggings. This is fun and easy to wear! Just love it!! I like to add it to the dryer just long enough for it to warm up then I take it out and pull each of the seams, openings and hang it up. Perfect to wear.

          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Very flatering

          By 

          from Eastern,PA

          About Me Comfort Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Flattering
          • Good Fit
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear

            Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

            Very comfortable. I have received many compliments on this shirt.

            • Type Of Shopper:
            • Budget Shopper
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great for relaxing

            By 

            from Eastern,PA

            About Me Comfort Driven

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Good Fit
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Around The House

              Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

              Great for relaxing in the morning or the evening. Pure comfort.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Type Of Shopper:
              • Budget Shopper
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great quality

              By 

              from Portville, NY

              About Me Style Driven

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Flattering
              • Good Fit
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Wore It To A Wedding

                Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                Love the "lounger." Seemed more like a dress and I wore it to a wedding and got many complaints...no one knew! Love it.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Type Of Shopper:
                • Budget Shopper
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                terrible fabric

                By 

                from Chicago burbs

                About Me Comfort Driven

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                • Poor Fit
                • Poor Quality
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                  I ordered the red print and as cute as it appears in the picture, it doesn't fit like that in reality. there is no empire silhouette as it says in description, it just all hangs from the shoulders so if you're a larger woman you'll look like you're wearing a circus tent. And the fabric is just ridiculous, so stiff it's downright uncomfortable. I'm 5'5" tall and the dress ends only 2" above my ankles. To shorten it would be cutting off most of the design on the bottom. This is going back. When will Woman Within use real plus-size models to accurately portray how the items fit?

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Type Of Shopper:
                  • Midrange Shopper
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Great for hot summer days

                  By 

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Comfort Driven

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Flattering
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear

                    Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                    Now that the temperature is well in the 90s in July, I am glad I bought two of these loungers. They are lightweight cotton and very comfortable. Easy to wash and hang dry.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Type Of Shopper:
                    • Budget Shopper
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    I love this lounger.

                    By 

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Comfort Driven

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Fit
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Around The House
                      • Casual Wear

                      Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                      This lounger is so comfortable and flattering that I wear it to go to the store.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Type Of Shopper:
                      • Budget Shopper
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Love it!

                      By 

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Comfort Driven

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Comfortable
                      • Flattering
                      • Good Fit

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Around The House
                        • Bedtime/Sleeping
                        • Casual Wear

                        Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                        I just wore this lounger to a casual taco dinner. I have slept in it and worn it around the house as well. It's colorful and flattering--perfect for summer!
                        My only issue with this garment is the shipping. It didn't ship with everything else, and then it was tagged as shipping in mid-June. After not receiving it or hearing from Woman Within, I got in touch with them and was told it was out of stock until January. The good news--I received it less than a week after live-chatting with the customer service rep!

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Type Of Shopper:
                        • Budget Shopper
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        beautiful

                        By 

                        from NC

                        About Me Comfort Driven

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Flattering
                        • Good Fit
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Around The House
                          • Bedtime/Sleeping
                          • Casual Wear

                          Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                          This is a beautiful and comfortable dress. It sure is nice for this long, hot summer.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Type Of Shopper:
                          • Budget Shopper
                           
                          4.0

                          Capri Pants

                          By 

                          from Albuquerque, NM

                          About Me Comfort Driven

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Casual Wear

                              Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                              Sizing seems to have changed. WP 18 used to be 18 to 20. Ordered the WP 18 and it was too small.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels too small
                              • Type Of Shopper:
                              • Midrange Shopper
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Pretty, cool, comfortable

                              By 

                              from New York, New York

                              About Me Comfort Driven

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Comfortable
                              • Light Soft Cotton
                              • Soft

                              Cons

                              • Cotton Is Thin
                              • Poor Quality

                              Best Uses

                              • Around The House
                              • Morning And Evening

                              Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                              I like to wear this in the late afternoon and early
                              evening as I prepare dinner to eat outside on the patio on a hot day.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Type Of Shopper:
                              • Midrange Shopper
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Very pretty.feells to large but color cannot be replaced,

                              By 

                              from Reading Pa.

                              About Me Style Driven

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Comfortable
                              • Durable
                              • Flattering
                              • Soft

                              Cons

                              • Larger Than Expected

                              Best Uses

                              • Around The House
                              • Casual Wear

                              Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                              Larger then it should be.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels too large
                              • Type Of Shopper:
                              • Budget Shopper
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              comfy

                              By 

                              from Boston,Ma

                              About Me Comfort Driven

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Comfortable
                              • Good Fit

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Around The House
                                • Casual Wear

                                Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                                very comfy, washes well with line drying to avoid shrinkage..

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Type Of Shopper:
                                • Budget Shopper
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Very comfortable

                                By 

                                from Medina, OH

                                About Me Comfort Driven

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Comfortable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Casual Wear

                                  Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                                  Love the color/design and very comfortable

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Type Of Shopper:
                                  • Budget Shopper
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  My mom lives in these dresses. She loves them.

                                  By 

                                  from Pearland, Texas

                                  About Me Comfort Driven

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Around The House
                                    • Bedtime/Sleeping

                                    Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                                    My mother loves these lounge dresses. She is 87 years old and has a hard time getting around. These dresses conform to her needs.

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels true to size
                                    • Type Of Shopper:
                                    • Midrange Shopper
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Cute and Comfortable

                                    By 

                                    from Kodak, TN

                                    About Me Comfort Driven

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Flattering
                                    • Good Fit

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Around The House
                                      • Casual Wear

                                      Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                                      These "loungers" are so cute and comfortable that I first ordered the green print and the blue print, but once I received them and wore then a time or two, I went back and bought the purple and the red ones as well. They wash well, with little or no upkeep. And I have even worn then to the grocery store.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Type Of Shopper:
                                      • Midrange Shopper
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      For Hot Summer Days

                                      By 

                                      from Portland, OR

                                      About Me Comfort Driven

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Flattering
                                      • Good Fit
                                      • Soft

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Around The House

                                        Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                                        This lounger does not cling; however, it is fitted enough to give shape to my figure. The neckline is not revealing. The loose, elbow length sleeves cover my extra chubby upper arms. The waist-line conceals my tummy, and the hem falls about a foot above my ankles. I don't like a bunch of extra fabric hanging around my body, so, although this lounger is loose, it is perfect for me for those hot summer days around the house and yard. I think it wound be fine to wear for running errands, too.

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels true to size
                                        • Type Of Shopper:
                                        • Budget Shopper
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        great

                                        By 

                                        from ct

                                        About Me Comfort Driven

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Durable
                                        • Flattering
                                        • Good Fit
                                        • Soft

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Around The House
                                          • Casual Wear

                                          Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                                          I really like this lounger/dress. It is so comfortable and attractive. I can wear it around the house and probably out and around as well. Nice change from jeans and a t-shirt.

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels true to size
                                          • Type Of Shopper:
                                          • Budget Shopper
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Very poor quality. Many pulled thread creating holes.

                                          By 

                                          from N.J.

                                          About Me Comfort Driven

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attractive Design
                                          • Comfortable

                                          Cons

                                          • Poor Quality

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Around The House

                                          Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                                          I love the style and the fit but, the fabric was terrible. If I hadn't washed it before ironing this dress, I would certainly have returned it.

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels true to size
                                          • Type Of Shopper:
                                          • Budget Shopper
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Beautiful & Comfortable

                                          By 

                                          from Kingsport TN

                                          About Me Comfort Driven

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attractive Design
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Good Fit
                                          • Soft

                                          Cons

                                          • Darker Colors Fade

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Around The House
                                          • Casual Wear

                                          Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                                          I wear these out and about as dresses. I get compliments and people think they are dresses. T-shirt type top has a nice somewhat structured fit, and the flouncy bottom is nice and girly. I got the purple, and washed it with a white rag to see if it faded, and it did. Not to a noticeable amount on the garment, but I'd wash it separately to avoid fading onto other things. I hang mine to dry, and it doesn't need any ironing.

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels true to size
                                          • Type Of Shopper:
                                          • Midrange Shopper
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Lightweight lounger for summer

                                          By 

                                          from Chicago, IL

                                          About Me Comfort Driven

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attractive Design
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Soft

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Around The House
                                            • Casual Wear

                                            Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                                            Easy care dress to wear for the summer months.

                                            • Sizing:
                                            • Feels true to size
                                            • Type Of Shopper:
                                            • Midrange Shopper
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No
                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Comfortable and becoming--I'm just about to order another!

                                            By 

                                            from New York, NY

                                            About Me Style Driven

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attractive Design
                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Flattering
                                            • Good Fit
                                            • Soft

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Around The House

                                              Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                                              I have been looking for a flattering "around the house" outfit for years and my husband is thrilled with this one!

                                              • Type Of Shopper:
                                              • Midrange Shopper
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Cool material

                                              By 

                                              from Albuquerque, NM

                                              About Me Style Driven

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive Design
                                              • Comfortable

                                              Cons

                                              • Small In The Bust

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Around The House

                                              Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                                              I love the cool material and the design is beautiful. The problem I have is I have a large bust. There aren't any darts so it is too tight in the bust area.

                                              • Sizing:
                                              • Feels true to size
                                              • Type Of Shopper:
                                              • Budget Shopper
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No
                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Great in every way

                                              By 

                                              from Pa

                                              About Me Comfort Driven

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive Design
                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Good Fit

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Around The House

                                                Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                                                Very comfortable to ware around the house and do chores in.

                                                • Type Of Shopper:
                                                • Budget Shopper
                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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