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Sézane® Silk Emma Dress
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Sézane® Silk Emma Dress
Sézane® Silk Emma Dress
Sézane® Silk Emma Dress
Product Details
Our cool French friend is back—former stylist and vintage-clothing dealer Morgane Sézalory has a knack for dreaming up streamlined, wear-everywhere pieces. This season, we chose our favorite styles from her latest Paris-designed collection—like this best-selling little black silk dress with sweet ruffles.
  • Nonwaisted.
  • Falls 35 1/2" from high point of shoulder (based on size 36).
  • Silk.
  • Lined.
  • Dry clean.
  • Import.
  • Madewell.com only. 
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Sézane® Silk Emma Dress

Sézane® Silk Emma Dress is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply a lovely classic I'm 5'5 and weigh between 135-140, my cup size is 36C - i like my bra band to fit comfortably with wiggle room. I'm usually a size 6 in dresses at Madewell but going off the previous comments below i sized up, so instead of getting a 38 i ordered a 40. It's a little hard to compare because I was not able to try on a size 38 only the size 40 I ordered online. Going off size 40 - it fits very comfortably and little loose at the top but allows me to move around with flexibility. I think a 38 would have a little more form fitting so I'd say if you like your clothes to fit a tad bit looser, size up. If you like your clothes to be more form fitting order as usual as I think a 38 would have fit fine. Most of all i think this is true to size..there really is no need to size up unless you want extra wiggle room. Fit is gorgeous love the material - great for a night time out and/or work (office).
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic LBD with a twist This is a lovely piece. It's a romantic twist on the little black dress. The silk is so soft, and it drapes beautifully. To address the sizing issue: I'll be honest, I think it is true to size - on me, it's even slightly large because I'm very petite, especially on the top part of my body. I think people say this fits badly and is too small because they have Madewell sizes in mind - and Madewell pieces run VERY large. I'm a XXS at Madewell, and their clothes usually fit me a bit loose. I took an 34 in this, and I'd say its comparable to a Madewell XXS size, or a "normal" XS. Overall, this is a very well-made dress, and a classic. One con though: On Sézane's website, this very same style is shown with a tie belt - and the dress even has the loops for it. However, Madewell does not provide one - and the pictures here do not feature one either. When I got my dress, I thought the belt was missing, but upon closer inspection I don't see any mentions to a tie belt here. A shame.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend I love Sezane silk dresses and this is no exception. This is a terrific basic black silk dress in a classic silhouette. I do recommend paying attention to the size chart for Sezane. I am typically a size XS in Madewell silk dresses and I got this in size 36. I am 5'2'' and about 125 lbs. For this type of dress, I did not want it to be a tight fit, as I wanted it to drape well. This fit perfectly and does not feel too large or small. I would definitely recommend buying it if you're looking for a classic dress that will last for seasons. The only downside is the high price - I almost never buy at full price but I thought this would sell out and was unlikely to go on sale (especially when my size was still available) since it's not Madewell's own brand - but at least you're paying for silk.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful So beautiful but tiny even though I followed the sizing guidelines on the already larger size I usually take. Not sure if I'll keep it.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very Poor Fit Like the previous review says, this dress runs REALLY small. If you wear a bra size anything larger than a 34B, then this dress is not for you. I am typically a size 8 or Medium in the Sezane brand but after reading the review, I sized up and bought a size 42. Nope, did not work - could barely get it on past my chest. Additionally, I'm really surprised to say this, but the silk is very thin -- not as substantial as the silk used on past season Sezane collaborations. Bummer because the over design is adorable, and since it is black, it would have been very versatile. Unfortunately, this online order is being returned.
Date published: 2017-10-19
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