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Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress
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Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress
Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress
Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress
Product Details
With bell sleeves and a drop waist, this channeling-the-'90s style is made of lustrous velvet with a touch of silk. An after-5pm dress with covered buttons down the back (and a bit of attitude).  
  • Nonwaisted.
  • Falls 35" from high point of shoulder.
  • Viscose/silk.
  • Dry clean.
  • Import.
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Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress

Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wanted to Love It Loved the unique details and overall romantic look of this velvet dress. The buttons down the back and other features help it standout from the velvet pieces that are flooding stores this season. Unfortunately, as a petite woman (5'2") with hips (125lbs), this was not the winner for me. Like many Madewell pieces, it is cut for tall women with no curves. Frustrating, as it hung off my body like I was borrowing someone else's dress. The neck was cut too low and wide, not flattering my neckline or bust at all. The sleeves somehow made me look like a small child. Oddly, it seemed like no matter what size I was going to purchase, none of them would fit correctly. The problem had less to do with the size of my body and much more with its shape. Additionally, when I tried it on - I noticed a button had popped off! For this much money, you could do better regarding quality. A sad day for this gal, as it had to back.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Oddly placed drop waist I got this in the reddish pink and returned it unfortunately. The sleeves were surprisingly short even on my short arms, so with the bell sleeves it looked like I was wearing borrowed clothes. Next, if you're well endowed in either chest or rear end, this will hang on your curves like a sack and fall straight down, with the drop waist falling at the most unflattering place of all. It might have also been the way it came out of the bag and I didn't get a chance to steam or wash, but it looked like something that would always be wrinkled and look messy. If you're straight up and down and tall like the model, it's obviously pretty.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from wanted to love it... the sleeves hit me at a strange spot that just made it look like my sleeves were too short - this was only emphasized by the bell sleeve. then, the loose drop waist was not very flattering on me. the fabric (being velvet) and the fact that i didn't have a defined waist added bulk. loved the color and fabric though.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from returned unfortunately make sure that if you have curves at all.. butt or bust that this is not the dress for you. the skirt is dropped lower than I thought and the cut is very straight and square... not the most flattering unless your body type is straight.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Fit, Poor Quality, Neat Style The quality is poor. Loose in the front area but pulling in the back where the buttons are. Not impressed with this madewell piece. Not flattering and not the quality that I am used to.
Date published: 2017-10-25
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