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Item #: 2306-07702-1106


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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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Only NecessitiesShort cotton lounger
 
4.0

(based on 52 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (44)
  • Attractive (27)
  • Good size/fit (17)
  • Practical (17)
  • Soft (14)

Cons

  • No pockets (7)
  • Cheap material (6)
  • Poor quality (6)
  • Wrinkle easily (5)
  • Irregular fit (3)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (37)
  • Around the house (20)
  • Date night/night out (6)
  • Wear to work (6)
  • Bedtime/sleeping (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      81% 

      (35 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort driven (26), Casual dresser (17), Style driven (4)
    • Type Of Shopper:
    • Budget shopper (18), Midrange shopper (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (49)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (18), Style driven (3)

Reviewed by 52 customers

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4.0

I would buy this dress again. It is very comfortable.

By 

from Grand Junction, CO

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Practical
  • Washes Well

Cons

  • Cheap Material
  • No Pockets

Best Uses

  • Casual Wear

Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

n

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

I own 2 dresses from this line-

By 

from Eagleville, PA

About Me Casual Dresser

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • have had them for years-just ordered 3 more-some
  • one mentioned they shrink-hang them and crinkle
  • Practical
  • the skirt, so it will be crinkled
  • Washes Well
  • Well Made

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

    love these dresses-so pretty and comfortable!

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gets more compliments!

    By 

    from Berkeley, California

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Figure Flattering
    • Practical
    • Washes Well
    • Wrinkle Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

      I know this is listed as "lounge wear," but I wear it to work, to church, out to dinner, and it's so light and comfortable. I love the knit top/woven cotton skirt combination. I'm big-busted and I wish the top were a little roomier, but I love the length, the comfort, the cuteness. And my husband likes it on me, too, always a bonus! Love!

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

      I hate these loungers; they are horrible

      By 

      from Richmond KY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Wrinkle Easily

        Best Uses

          Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

          I will think Twice before ordering from here anymore

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          i wish the shirt was a different fabric.

          By 

          from Logan utah

          About Me Classic Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Practical

          Cons

          • Cheap Material
          • Wrinkle Easily

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear

          Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

          The skirt fabric wrinkles badly. The Kringle effect is not there. Perhaps a different fabric would work better. Not very flattering to the lower half of the body. Fabric needs to drape the lower body more. I want to look good even if I am relaxing around my home.

          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Style Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Just what I expected

          By 

          from Madison WI

          About Me Casual Dresser

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Practical

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear

            Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

            Very comfortable summer dress, good for house or working in the yard, even grocery shopping.

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

            Beautiful colors!

            By 

            from Vian OK

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Practical
            • Washes Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear

              Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

              Bought this for my Mom who is in an assisted living center. Very cool and comfortable for her.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              I really like this dress!

              By 

              from Virginia

              About Me Casual Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Practical
              • Quality Materials
              • Well Made

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Date Night/Night Out

                Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                I really like the style and colors in this dress. I returned it and requested a different size, so I'm looking forward to receiving the exchange. I think I'll get a lot of use out of this dress!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                3.0

                Pretty but too small

                By 

                from Maine

                About Me Casual Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear

                  Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                  too small

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels too small
                  • Comfort vs Style:
                  • Comfort Driven
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  "Short" is a relative term!

                  By 

                  from Northeast Ohio

                  About Me Casual Dresser

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Practical
                  • Washes Well
                  • Well Made
                  • Wrinkle Resistant

                  Cons

                  • Not the length I expected for a "short" item.

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear

                  Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                  This lounger is comfortable, adorable and washable. It also comes out of the dryer like a dream (hang up immediately) and it is color fast. Other than the length (it comes to the middle of my shin when standing) I like this so much that I came back and ordered another. I did expect the length to be closer to knee length, that way it would not keep getting caught in my wheelchair wheels.

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

                  I recommend this lounger to everyone.

                  By 

                  from Howell, Mi.

                  About Me Casual Dresser

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • No Pockets

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear

                  Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                  I like very thing I order from here. I do notice a few items did shrink a little, For the most part they are good quality and I love wearing the things I order especially the lounger dresses and tunic and tees.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Comfort vs Style:
                  • Comfort Driven
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  2.0

                  I returned this one. Not well made. :(

                  By 

                  from Missouri

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Cheap Material
                    • Irregular Fit

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                      I didn't like this one. It felt uncomfortable and not well made.

                      • Comfort vs Style:
                      • Comfort Driven
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      3.0

                      Looking for comfort

                      By 

                      from asheville

                      About Me Casual Dresser

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Practical

                      Cons

                      • Cheap Material
                      • No Pockets
                      • Wrinkle Easily

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Wear

                      Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                      Like so many other items from Woman Within any more this lounger is cheaply made. After one washing it looks old.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels too small
                      • Comfort vs Style:
                      • Comfort Driven
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      3.0

                      It washes well but needs to be ironed. Fun print.

                      By 

                      from MT

                      About Me Casual Dresser

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Practical

                      Cons

                      • Wrinkle Easily

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Wear

                      Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                      I would not buy another dress like this one, but one is enough for me.

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

                      my favorite go to dress

                      By 

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Casual Dresser

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Casual Wear

                        Comments about Only Necessities Short cotton lounger:

                        This is the most comfortable, great looking dress. I love the print. I wear it to the store to the library & around the house. It is made of a very thin material which I love for the summer. I just put a slip under it no problem! I have bought four of these dresses and I am very pleased with my purchase!

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

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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

                                      (3 of 3 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

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