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Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress
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Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress
Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress
Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress
Product Details
With bell sleeves and a drop waist, this channeling-the-'90s style is made of lustrous velvet with a touch of silk. An after-5pm dress with covered buttons down the back (and a bit of attitude).  
  • Nonwaisted.
  • Falls 35" from high point of shoulder.
  • Viscose/silk.
  • Dry clean.
  • Import.
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Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress

Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new go-to I absolutely LOVE this dress. I'm 5"7 and purchased the medium I was a little worried about the length, but it wasn't too short and fits like a glove. I'm thrilled to wear this as the holiday season approaches. The button detailing on the back is to die for.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Holiday Dress Was looking for a great holiday party dress and this was perfect. Love the bell sleeves and drop waist.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! This dress is gorgeous and it fits amazing (took my usual Madewell XS, and I'm 5' 5" and weigh 115)! The only probable "cons" is that it's Dry clean only, but I guess all such kind of velvet requires such care.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great velvet Cute dress, velvet makes it better! Can be fancy or not!
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from gorgeous dress Love this dress! I plan on wearing it to a wedding in November. The bell sleeves and drop waist are pretty details and I love the buttons up the back. I've always been a fan of velvet and this dress is a winner. I bought the medium and it fits perfectly - I'm 5' 5" and weigh 130.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I feel in love I didn't expect to love this as much as I do. I brought this in the spiced rose color in my usual size medium. It fits true to size. Its full of small details that make it so special. I love the colored buttons in the back. The mini length is very flattering. I brought the same flats the model is wearing in the photos, and together I have an amazing outfit. The dress looks amazing with tall boots.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not too shabby! I ordered this dress in "Spiced Rose" because I was taken in by the romantic design and idea of a fancy-yet-casual little dress that I could wear to multiple events this holiday season, including a wedding, my birthday dinner and Christmas. I read the sad reviews but ordered it anyway, just making sure to prepare myself for a moment of crushing insecurity when I eventually would try it on... HOWEVER. The dress arrived, and it looks great! For reference, I am 5'5", 147 lbs., and nuggety in shape (I have a bum, a tummy, and a small bust). I ordered a medium, and it is more flattering than I expected. Only negative is that the colour is a bit faded and a shade more rusty than I expected, nowhere near as vibrant and festive as it looks on the 4 different monitors I viewed it on prior to ordering. Also, I would have appreciated a spare button or two. Is it overpriced? Yeah, a bit. For anyone wondering about the exact breakdown in fibres, it is 82% viscose, 18% silk, and polyester lined.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality, great length I wanted to love this dress, but it just sat at an odd height on my torso. It hit at the widest point of my midsection and didn’t drape in a flattering way. So close! I love this dress. The bell sleeves are subtle but give just enough flair to stand out.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wear with caution I love everything about this dress - the color, the fit, the sleeves, the button detailing down the back, the skirt - but because it's velvet remember to use caution when wearing this dress! Any form of humidity puts the velvet at risk for crushing. I wore this dress over the weekend and and as a result of a warm day I accidentally caused crushing at the seat of the dress. I'm planning to take it to the dry cleaners to see if they can get the fibers to stand back up again and make the metallic velvet effect look consistent throughout again. Otherwise, great party dress!
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wanted to Love It Loved the unique details and overall romantic look of this velvet dress. The buttons down the back and other features help it standout from the velvet pieces that are flooding stores this season. Unfortunately, as a petite woman (5'2") with hips (125lbs), this was not the winner for me. Like many Madewell pieces, it is cut for tall women with no curves. Frustrating, as it hung off my body like I was borrowing someone else's dress. The neck was cut too low and wide, not flattering my neckline or bust at all. The sleeves somehow made me look like a small child. Oddly, it seemed like no matter what size I was going to purchase, none of them would fit correctly. The problem had less to do with the size of my body and much more with its shape. Additionally, when I tried it on - I noticed a button had popped off! For this much money, you could do better regarding quality. A sad day for this gal, as it had to back.
Date published: 2017-11-01
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