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Novel Maxi Dress
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Novel Maxi Dress
Novel Maxi Dress
Novel Maxi Dress
Novel Maxi Dress
Product Details
A sleek maxi take on a T-shirt dress (just check out the side slits). Fluid, modern and so, so easy.
  • Nonwaisted.
  • Falls 52 1/2" from high point of shoulder.
  • Viscose.
  • Dry clean.
  • Import.
  • Madewell.com only. 
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Novel Maxi Dress

Novel Maxi Dress is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! I eyed this for a while. I love a shapeless dress because my problem area is my stomach, but I like my legs so I held off because this won't really show any of my good parts. It's actually pretty flattering. It makes my hobbit body appear longer and leaner, and lands right at my ankles (I'm 5'3) which is nice because it shows off the cute ankle cuff sandals I plan to wear with this. It will need to be steamed as it arrived fairly wrinkled. It's a slightly oversized fit which I'm happy about. The color looks just like the pic. It fits my chest which is robust. The V neck is not to low and shows just a titch of cleavage. It will look nice with a longer length necklace as it needs a little something to break up the monotony. It isn't see through. Overall, it's a great dress. If it becomes available again you should scoop it up.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love As Always Im just a fan of Madewell dresses. This one does not disappoint me at all. Very relaxed and I love the length on me. Im 5'2" and this works perfect
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems like a great work horse of a dress for summer I actually haven’t worn this dress yet so I don’t know it wrinkles or wears but I do think it appears promising. I just got it back from the tailer who shortened it as it was terribly too long. We’ll see how this works out on those hot steamy days walking around the City. I hope not too wrinkly.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wanted to love it I just received in the mail and wanted to love this! My first impression when I held it up was that it looked like a nurses uniform... the color was not very vibrant and the fabric was stiff and not soft. I'm normally a M or L in Madewell (5'7" 36DD) and once I tried it on I swam in it, so much extra room in the arms and chest area.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I wanted to love this dress ....but the material is somewhat thin and polyester-ish. If this was jersey material I think I might like it a bit more, and it may hang a bit nicer. Just too thin. The side slits are a quite high and the dress length a bit long for my 5'4" frame. Not the Madewell quality I have come to expect. I do appreciate the sleeves, as it is something I could easily wear to work.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from High side slits! The dress is not the same as the photo. The side slits come up very high on the sides .... up to my mid/upper thigh! Maybe the one I got was defective? Wish it was more like photo.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute maxi dress This dress is comfortable and stylish. I'm 5'1 127 pounds and I ordered my usual XS. But I had to return it because I didn't feel like it was a dress for me.
Date published: 2017-04-14
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