Rated 5 out of 5 by clioloki Perfect everyday dress - even for work
I love the sturdy utilitarian cotton of this dress and the mini stripe. There's pockets at the side seams and the silhouette is flattering for many body types. Very versatile for spring and fall - just layer a long sleeved shirt under it and black tights!
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by taralani Great outfit versatility!
Due to thickness of material, was a little snug around the waist. (I bought a silk dress in the same cut and it ran big/loose in a size 2. )It did stretch out to fit more comfortably. I am 5'2", 34B, and wear 28 inch jeans...size 2 was good. Dress ran an inch or two longer than I wanted being that I am short. Still loved it and got lots of compliments. Dress wrinkles easily - only down fall.
January 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Emma Dream Dress
This dress is a tiny bit stiff, but it looks wonderful and fits great!
January 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chipotle Cute
Very cute dress. Something I can wear all year long.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NotMai Perfect day to night dress
I live in Buffalo, NY and I wear this dress all the time despite the weather. Thick tights, Pamela Love x Nine West booties, and the Camden Satchel = perfect winter work to going out outfit. I'm sure the dress will be just as wearable in the spring and fall too, minus the tights, although the material is a bit thick for summer I think. I'm 5'2" and 125 pounds, the dress fits true to size, plus covers up trouble areas (aka tummy) while emphasizing good areas (arms, legs & chest). Would definitely recommend this dress, and if anyone from Madewell HQ is reading this review, I know you've released like a dozen variations of this Songbird dress, but please please please consider making more of these dresses as I love the cut and would buy it in even more colors and patterns. Thanks!!
January 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tillylula Versatile and charming
I was pleased to discover this is the exact same dress I bought this summer (light blue with white flowers). It's subtly striped but looks solid from far away. Nice silhouette and details. The only trouble was the lining was sized a bit smaller than it should have been on the dress I recieved, so it pulls funny. I kept it and plan on making a slit in the lining to correct the poor fabrication. My summer version doesn't do this so I'm assuming this was an error not a pattern variation.
February 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by sgarden Not as perfect as expected
I had high hopes for this dress based on the positive reviews. So I went ahead order it in 00 (final sale) without seeing it in real life.
When I tried it on, the waist is very tiny, and the chest is still a little roomy. I am 5'3'', 96lb, so not sure how skinny you need to be in order to be comfortable in these. Even if I got 0, the chest would probably be too big for me.
Looking the the model, you can actually see extra fabric in her upper body area, and the waist being tight. So unless you are proportionally big chested-small-waisted lady, it is not a good fit.
In addition, the shoulder is also cut in a less perfect way: I feel a little difficult to raise my arm above my shoulder. A closer cut and smaller armhole could solve the problem, like most J crew designs.
March 13, 2013