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Afternoon Dress
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Afternoon Dress
Afternoon Dress
Afternoon Dress
Product Details
You loved it, so we brought it back—our sophisticated sleeveless dress returns. A work-to-whatever favorite, this one erases any what-to-wear worries (and the subtly stretchy fabric means it is so comfy on).
  • Waisted.
  • Falls 34 1/2" from high point of shoulder.
  • Cotton/spandex.
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
  • Madewell.com only. 
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Afternoon Dress

Afternoon Dress is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless Perfection! I can't say enough nice things about this dress! A classic piece with the dress up or dress down option, which is always nice. The color is a bold, stunning red. The material is just heavy enough to hide imperfections but light enough to still feel light for spring or even summer. As for the length, I am 5'3", 110 lbs and the XS fit nicely. I'm usually in between XXS and XS. For petite girls like me, this was about 3 inches above my knee. It is definitely on the shorter side, but I didn't feel it was too short. With that said, this may be much more "mini" on someone taller. The only thing that could make this dress better would be pockets. But I am definitely in love and wish they would make this in more colors and patterns!
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect dress for petites I love this dress so much, I also got it in the striped version! I am 5'3", 115 lbs, and the x-small fit perfectly. The length was surprisingly perfect, though it will probably be too short if you are any taller. I can wear this to work and then straight to dinner/drinks. Would love in more colors!
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this dress for both day and night! Great color and style to be dressed up for work and then paired with a jean jacket for after-hours! I agree with some of the reviews that it is a bit short, but I still love it!
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for petitie figures 5'3 and under I am petite and this dress fits perfectly, right above the knee cap. The added plus is it is also machine washable. You can dress it up or down. Great classic dress. So happy they made they length perfect for the petite frame.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great dress, bad edition Last year's navy afternoon dress is my favorite dress right now. It looks and feels great every time I wear it. A couple weeks ago I was a sweaty mess prepping dinner as friends were arriving...I took a thirty second shower, threw my hair in a bun, put on this dress - and my friends said I emerged looking like Audrey Hepburn. So I was SO happy to see this dress again! Unfortunately, the dress is SIGNIFICANTLY shorter than last year's. I used a tape measure to see the length and it is 32.5 inches, if I'm being generous. I'm not totally sure about the pleat, but the length really makes it unwearable for me anyway. So bummed! :(
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cute dress if it didn't have the pleat I had really high hopes for this dress as I've always liked made well dresses, but I don't know why they couldn't keep this simple. The pleat in the front poofed out and looked horrible. I even sized up thinking this might happen. Ended up sending back
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Runs very small Having purchased this dress in 2 different colors I thought the sizing and fit would be the same. Unfortunately in this color that is not true. I returned my typical XS for the S and still felt like it was more snug than it should and also shorter. Size up at least 1 size especially if you are worried about the length and being work appropriate.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Way shorter than I thought... So cute - love the color - but way too short for me (I'm 5'9"). Bought as final sale, have to use this one as a beach cover-up instead...
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from yep, weird pleat I ordered an extra small, which is my typical Madewell size. Fits in the body and waist, but pulls at the pleat so it doesnt lay flat. I returned instead of exchanging because I think the small would have been too big everywhere else.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fit is very short and small, maybe mis marked on the sizing I'm going to try and return this dress even though it was final sale. It was abnormally short, and the front pleat stuck out. Maybe it was sized wrong in error. Gorgeous color
Date published: 2017-08-07
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