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Novel Dress
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Novel Dress
Novel Dress
Novel Dress
Product Details
A drapey, sophisticated take on a T-shirt dress. Fluid, modern and so, so easy.
  • Nonwaisted.
  • Falls 35" from highest point of bodice.
  • Viscose.
  • Dry clean.
  • Import.
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Novel Dress

Novel Dress is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DREAM DRESS! This is my dream dress... fit is amazing, as is the weight. Will be super versatile this summer. I just wish it came in more colors... MADEWELL, PLEASE MAKE THIS IN BLACK!
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Color and style are beautiful, but... This dress WRINKLES LIKE CRAZY. I am wearing the green version as I type this... I love the color, the drape, the length. It is super cute and comfortable, but after being in it for about two hours, I'm already feeling self-conscious about how wrinkled and disheveled it looks. A lining or a more substantial fabric would have helped mightily...
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wrinkles! I ordered it in the teal- the color is lovely and the drape is great, but it is see through in sunlight. A simple dress of this price should definitely be lined, but this one isn't. It is also SO wrinkly, that was the main thing that made me decide to send it back. I was hoping for an easy dress to travel with and wear this spring, but this is too high maintenance. If you do order though, it does run a bit big. I ordered a small (I'm 5'4", 125), and would've exchanged for an xs.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good This dress is a home run. Got the navy in M (I'm usually around size 8) which fits great, it's slightly oversized on top but small would've been too tight around my hips. I'm 5'5 and the length is just above my knee which is perfect. The fabric is a touch thinner than I expected so it will mostly be a spring/summer dress. Super flattering sleeves and neckline. More dresses with short sleeves, please!
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from way better ON! i stopped into madewell the other night and saw this dress on the hanger. it didn't jump out at me, but i needed something new for an event. i was pleasantly surprised when i tried it on! it drapes lovely and looks stylish with a pair of jeans and booties. i got compliments all night long! the best part is how comfortable i was- 5 hours, working and socializing, and completely at ease the entire time. love this dress
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect-except Love the dress, everything except that it is see through indeed. I bought it without trying it on knowing that I'd love it. Got it home and read reviews - it is a problem with the dress. Others have commented in agreement. You notice the oopaqueness in the bottom half - in the green color. Otherwise great dress
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great basic dress I love everything about this dress, but it's a bit more see-through in the sun than I anticipated. Still totally wearable, but be prepared for the outline of your legs to show through the fabric.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from see through I bought the navy. Im 5'4 and 116 pounds. XS was a great fit but the dress is see through. Bummer bc its a great style!!! I guess I could buy a slip but I'm all about effortless styling. I'm more of a throw on and go girl. If you aren't self conscious of the see through,,,,it's awesome! But I am returning
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too sheer I was disappointed with how sheer and see through the fabric is.
Date published: 2017-03-13
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