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Denim Ruffle-Front Dress
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Denim Ruffle-Front Dress
Denim Ruffle-Front Dress
Denim Ruffle-Front Dress
Product Details
Dramatic ruffles give this denim dress a fresh early '80s vibe. Plus, the high waist + flattering A-line skirt = legs for days.  
  • Premium 66% cotton/17% Tencel/15% poly/2% elastane denim from the renowned Orta mill.
  • A bright '70s-inspired indigo wash.
  • Waisted.
  • Falls 35 5/8" from high point of shoulder.
  • Machine wash.
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Denim Ruffle-Front Dress

Denim Ruffle-Front Dress is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Great casual dress. Very flattering shape. I’m either a 2 or 4 in madewell and i went with a 4. Perfect fit!
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful dress ! I was looking for a dress for Thanksgiving and then I found this dress. From the moment I walked into a room I kept getting many compliments on the dress.This dress is perfect ! great for the holidays or work. I got my usual size 00. I am 5'1 115 lbs. This dress is a must have !
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super cute dress! I ordered this dress in my regular size 0 for more fitted Madewell dresses. It fits pretty true to size, but is a tad bit smaller than the last seasons' denim dresses. It is absolutely adorable and fits just like the photos. I definitely recommend!
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for Fall... but size up. Received this tioday! A must have for Fall...but suggest sizing up. This dress arrived as expected in the description. The material is not thick but very soft and nice with little 2% stretch. Fits nice and comfy, ruffles are not overwhelming...they add character to this dress. The sleeves are about 1 inch shorter from my wrist but looks fine. I'm sure would look cute rolled up too. The length is about 2 inches above my knee. I'm thankful for reviews! I went off another who said it ran smaller and so I sized up. So glad I did! There's wiggle room in waist and I can bend and sit comfortable. This dress, I sized up to size 0. For reference: I'm 5'4 107 to 110 lbs. My usual MW size is 00 / XXS / XS.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thick denim perfect for fall/winter Love this cute dress! Denim is darker than pictured and is thick and has a bit of stretch. The length is just above the knee (I'm 5'2). I thought the fit is true to size and really accentuates my waist! Got a size 0 (112 lbs) and worked out great. Will be so cute with some booties and can also be layered with some warm thights and a light turtleneck for more warmth.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Had to pass this one up. This dress is lovely. The denim is soft and stretchy. I sized up from my usual 00 to a 0 and the fit was spot on. I felt this was too young for my age to wear and didn't end up keeping. Wish I was about 10 years younger and it would have worked. Maybe had there been no ruffle ???
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice fit! The length and fit of the dress is wonderful! Buy maybe a size down if you are looking for a more fitting dress otherwise it worked out really well. Very cute!
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun and unique I'm really glad I bought this dress. The ruffles are a neat touch and it can be worn with or without tights so it has a longer shelf life through the seasons. Super cute.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute dress, but short I'm 5'9" and hoped this dress would be long enough to be work appropriate. Unfortunately it was much shorter on me than expected. Very cute style, and nice quality, but had to send it back.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great on the model, not great on me The dress is great quality with thick yet very stretchy and comfortable denim. However, the bottom is not quite as A-line as the pictures led me to believe. The skirt is tighter and clung to my hips more than I thought it would. I'm 5' 2", 125lbs, 34/28/38. I took a size 6. The top of the dress was slightly loose on my bust, and the waist and hips were very tight fitting. The stretch in the fabric combined with the tightness of the skirt meant that I would need to wear shapewear under the dress (and I'm NOT wearing shapewear with a denim dress). If I had gone up a size, the dress would have been too large in the bust and too long in the arms. Also, the ruffle was a lot bigger and more noticeable in the back than I anticipated it to be. Verdict: if you have a straight or slim figure like the model's definitely buy this dress. It's really cute. If you have curvier hips, it might not be the best dress for you.
Date published: 2017-09-13
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