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Velvet Bow-Back Tee Dress
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Velvet Bow-Back Tee Dress
Velvet Bow-Back Tee Dress
Velvet Bow-Back Tee Dress
Product Details
Your wish is granted, our best-selling tee returns as an effortless party dress. Made of the same lustrous velvet with a touch of silk, this easy style ties in back with grosgrain ribbon.  
  • Nonwaisted.
  • Falls 36 1/4" from high point of shoulder.
  • Viscose/silk.
  • Dry clean.
  • Import.
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Velvet Bow-Back Tee Dress

Velvet Bow-Back Tee Dress is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable dress! I love this dress. The ribbon tie in the back is adorable and a nice touch. Everyone kept saying this is oversized. It looks full on the hanger until you try it on. I’m usually a small, and the small fits great. I highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect girls weekend dress I bought this for an upcoming girls weekend and can’t wait to wear it! I’m 5’2” 115lbs and usually wear an xs in madewell clothes. The xs fits perfectly. I have hips and usually get a-line dresses but thought I would try something different. I was surprised at how well it looked on. I can’t wait to wear this with nude heels for a night out or pair it with a denim jacket for a day look.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Fall Dress! I'm so in love with the velvet trend this fall that I HAD to have this dress. I read some other reviews that this dress wasn't good for those with curves. However, I'm an athletic 5'6" with a rather large butt and this dress worked perfectly for me and I bought a size small. The style is perfect to dress up or down, work appropriate and pairs well with booties or heels to go out in also! 10/10 would recommend this dress!
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Fun Dress Lovely dress in a fun metallic color and soft. I usually wear Madewell XXS and this dress seems true to size. Yes, it is a bit shapeless, but I pair it with a denim vest, tights and sneakers or heels/boots and I'm good to go. Be careful of wearing jewelry with it. I made a small snag in mine with a silver bracelet =(.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 90's Dress for Fall I bought this dress for an early fall outdoor wedding. I love it and got a lot of compliments! I can't wait to pair it with a denim jacket for a more casual look for work or going out.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful fabric, but stay away if you have curves! This dress is seriously GORGEOUS. The red fabric blew me away and made me want it to work out so bad, but it was just wildly unflattering. I've even been able to make other loose fitting dresses from Madewell work on my figure, but this one was a no go. For reference I'm 133 lbs and 5"6 with a curvy figure. If you're more slender or have a straight figure I would HIGHLY recommend this dress, it really is pretty and I'm bummed it didn't work out for me!
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I am so sad Oh boy. I've never reviewed anything in my life, but no article of clothing has ever made me this sad. The fabric is so soft and so beautiful -- I was thrilled when I opened the package. But it's one of the most unflattering articles of clothing I've ever tried on. I have a moderately hourglass figure, and all of the extra fabric in the midsection of this dress caught at my hips in a weird way and made my figure look terrible -- like I was super pouchy. (For reference I'm 5'9'' 145lb.) If the sleeves weren't batwing-ish, I don't think this would be a problem. Also, while it's loose on top, it's super tight in the thighs, which compounds the problem further. If you are pretty rail straight, this dress will probably work. Definitely try this on in stores if you can. This could be an easy win for Madewell, but it's an unflattering bag. And I typically like slouchy, loose clothing! If it was only slightly unflattering, I would still keep it. :(
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Amazing dress, terrible fit Absolutely obsessed with everything about this dress... except the fit. I’m normally a large/x-large for Madewell. This dress fit everywhere except the hips/mid-section - baggy in the top, but drawn in slightly in the midsection. Much to my sadness, I’ll have to send this one back. If you don’t have extra curves, buy this dress. Love it - even if it doesn’t fit me.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wanted to Love! I would like to say that the Cabernet color and fabric is absolutely beautiful and is more of a rusted red instead of a burgundy which is refreshing. I wear between a 4 and 6 and bought a small in both the bow top from last year and now the dress. Unfortunately the fit is not the best. If you have any curves the fabric clings around the hips and creates unflattering drag lines in the waist area creating a false pooch. A fuller hip and sweep in the bottom half would have helped the fit. Going a full size up will not look good. I wanted to love the dress since I love the top from last year but will be sending it back. Agreed if you are straighter then this could work for you.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for petite women I'm 5'2" and weigh about 110 lbs. Madewell usually fits me very well, and as per usual, I ordered this dress in an XXS, yet it was huge on me. It was baggy and fell just below my knees. Though the dress looks great in the picture, the effect was more like a grandmother's nightgown. It was large in every way, except the hem, where it was not as loose as I expected. Maybe this will fit other women better, but it is certainly not made for smaller women. I love the idea of it, but not the execution.
Date published: 2017-10-13
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