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Shirred Button-Shoulder Dress
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Shirred Button-Shoulder Dress
Shirred Button-Shoulder Dress
Shirred Button-Shoulder Dress
Product Details
Swingy and shirred, this flattering tie-waist dress has a cool button detail on the sleeves that can be left undone for a cold-shoulder look (hello switch-up superhero).  
  • Waisted.
  • Falls 35 1/2" from high point of shoulder.
  • Viscose.
  • Dry clean.
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Shirred Button-Shoulder Dress

Shirred Button-Shoulder Dress is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effortless chic and comfy I LOVE this dress. Contrary to the reviewer below, I think that it's a great simple piece to have in your closet and I plan on wearing it out a lot! I love the subtle openings along the shoulders, and I like that it's a long sleeve dress that doesn't come up too short - I'm 5'8 and ordered a Medium and it fit perfectly. Could easily be worn to work as is or dressed up with a statement necklace and heels for a fall night out. It is a little pricey but I think it's worth it and will become a staple in my closet.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great dress I love the dress, but i was sad to see that it is indeed shorter than it looks in the pictures. I thought it was a knee length dress but it turns out that it only goes longer on the sides.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Kinda weird in person I was obsessed with this dress the moment I saw it on the site, but I'm sad to say it looks far chicer in the product photos- in real life, it's got a distinct pirate/wenchy vibe, and not in a good way. The color is pretty and the fabric is nice enough, but the length, neckline shape, and high-low hem just didn't do it for me. Something about it just felt a little "costume." Disappointed, but it's going back.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I would wait for the sale. This dress is fairly pretty but is certainly not worth the regular price point. The design is lacking in my opinion. For one thing it is quite a bit shorter in front which even the photographer tried to minimize in the photos. It just doesn't hang quite right. I say wait for the sale on this one.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from so-so Pros: Love the covered buttons and the sleeve detail. Cons: Fabric feels cheap and wrinkles easily. Wish there were pockets, and that it was lined. Cut a little too high in the front (5'4" size XS) for work.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Misses the mark After reading reviews of this dress, I was excited to try it and was even more thrilled that it had recently gone on sale. It's a beautiful navy color that you can easily dress up or down but one of the previous reviews nailed it when describing it as a "weird pirate vibe." I am a size small in all Madewell dresses and tops without fail, but the top of this dress billowed out so much that I looked pregnant. The high/low hemline didn't work for me either. Very disappointed. This dress had a lot of potential but didn't deliver.
Date published: 2017-10-08
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