Rated 5 out of 5 by EmilyInStudio Simple but well-designed
Bought this dress as a go-to item in summer, and I am not disappointed - Madewell always makes simple design look so elegant. It's the kind of classic stripe dress with a casual fit (and it's fully lined except sleeves!), but with proper accessories it can be a dressed up. Also it's soft but still holds good shape around the waist. I agree to another reviewer that the picture is showing a brighter color than the actual grey-ish color, and it runs a bit large on me, but I think a simple leather belt would solve the problem. Overall a great buy.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by savy Adorable
Great fit - I noted above that the dress runs a little large however -- let me clarify --- this is in reference to a perfectly loose fit, similar to the model. I recommend buying your size however expect it to be a cute fun summer fit, not a tight zooey fit.
This dress is great to dress up or down, I feel comfortable at work and going to dinner with friends... great style. Can't wait to try it with winter tights, boots and a scarf.
October 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kendraaahhhhh cozy, classic, and chic!
Very cozy, classic, and chic! I love the cut of this dress - great structure and feel!
October 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hayley8 Super cute! Worth the cost!!
Very cute dress! It looks more grayish in person which is ok, but I thought it was more blueish on the website. I am 5'5" and the 2 for just fine. This dress reminded me of Taylor Swift's style which I liked. Get this dress!!
September 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KMC29 Great Summer Casual Wear
I was in Paris last summer and this just would have been perfect! I got this dress on sale, and it was well worth the money. It is a bit roomy in the waist, but perhaps it is supposed to be because it is tight across the chest and arms. It's cold now, but I can't wait to wear this next spring and summer. It would look great for work, out running errands, or dressed up for the evening.
December 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Laura28 Cute dress, but tight sleeves
I really like this dress- it's cute, comfortable, and I love the stripes. After reading other reviews, I decided to order a 4, as I am in between a 4 and a 6. The dress fits perfectly everywhere, except for the sleeves. They were so tight that I couldn't even lift my arms above my shoulders. I have a pretty slender arms, but I guess they were so tight because there's no stretch to the fabric. As I said, I really like the dress, so I ended up just taking the sleeves off and making it a sleeveless dress. It's much easier to move in now, and since I got it on sale, I don't feel as bad about taking the sleeves off.
Other than the sleeves, I think this dress is great. I love the color and it's versatile enough to be worn in spring, summer, and fall.
November 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KL22 Great (durable) quality cotton dress, but a little large
I loved this dress and wanted to keep it, but it's not worth getting the XS altered to fit my petite frame better. My measurements are 5'1", 100 pounds, 32-24-32. When I would lift my arms, the whole dress would go up with it, and the dress was too big in all areas (chest, waist, sleeves). I love the convenient (and big) pockets, the gray striped design, and the fabric, which feels really durable (yet not too stiff), like it would last through a lot of wears. I would recommend this dress if you're not too small like me, or are willing to pay to have it altered.
October 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LizinDetroit Beautiful Simple Design
I am 5'7" and 125lbs and I ordered a size 0 and it fits perfectly. Generally, I am a size 2 or 4 but Madewell dresses tend run a bit large for me. The model makes this dress seem very summery but it looks great with leggings and boots for Autumn and perhaps even Winter wear. I really appreciate that this dress has a decent length so that I am able to wear it to work. My only complaint is that the lining is cotton. I'd prefer material that is more smooth to minimize the occurrence of bunching while walking when the dress is worn with leggings/tights.
October 11, 2013