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Matinee Dress
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Matinee Dress
Matinee Dress
Matinee Dress
Matinee Dress
Product Details
Sophisticated and subtly stretchy, this cap-sleeve dress is destined to be the latest addition to your weekly rotation. Bonus: It looks equally cool with flats or sneakers.  
  • Waisted.
  • 35 1/2" from shoulder.
  • Viscose/nylon with a hint of stretch.
  • Pockets.
  • Machine wash.
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Matinee Dress

Matinee Dress is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the color I like this blue color and that's why I bought it. It's well tailored, though quite tight at the back. I ordered xxs, and I agree with one the comments that the pleats on the dress is hard to take care of. It may need ironing first.
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfectly Structured This is the first dress I've bought online and I'm so glad I did! It's an A-line dress and I love those, Madewell should definitely make more of this style. This dress is great for work or an event. It does run a bit big, (I got a large and it does weirdly bunch up in the back) but I don't mind too much, it's fits perfectly otherwise. I'm even considering getting the dragonfly blue one later on.
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like it but... I'm a sucker for well tailored Madewell dresses and this one is no different. This is a comfortable dress to wear and the blue colour is great. The size and length seem to be perfect. My only gripe is with the sleeves. I have broad shoulders, so the sleeves don't fall properly on me...they kind of just stick out. I'll probably try to sew them into a tank-style sleeve instead so that it looks better on my shoulders.
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it - perfect black dress! Love this dress. You can dress it up or dress it down. I wore it with both flats and heels and it looked great with both. My only nit is the sleeves, they're a little wide and looked a little bulky under a cardigan. But aside from that - which I can live with - this is a really great dress!
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So close! Really wanted to keep this dress, but ultimately the sleeves were too weird... oddly tubular and stick out too much for my liking. The dress is beautifully made and the fabric is soft and comfortable. Runs a little large. I ordered the XXS and had a few inches of extra fabric around the bust, ribcage and waist, for what should be a snug-fitting style.
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute, thick, weird pleats in back I am 36B, 27" w, 5'3", 115 lb, XS fit perfectly Runs slightly large according to the chart. However, the XS would be TTS for me in the rest of the world, IMHO, because I am XS/4/2 in most brands, but this chart tells me I should be a S or M in this dress, depending if I'm going by waist, bust, etc. In MW I'm XS or 0 in tops & dresses and I do NOT have a 25" waist or 32" chest by far, so the sizechart is wack. PROS: Material is thick and stretchy, so it's comfortable, forgiving & modest--not see-through and covers and holds everything in. It is CUTE and MODEST in the CUT. Perfect legnth & capsleevs. CON: WEIRD PLEATS IN BACK MADE THE BUTT BUSTLE. My butt is flat like the model's so it's not me, it's the dress & unfortunately I can't photoshop a large dress to hang on me the way it does her to keep the flaps in back flat. Ruined the whole fit, sent it back :(
Date published: 2014-09-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from nice material but runs large Really cute but it runs really large. Order at least a size smaller than you normally do. The sleeves stick out more than they do on the model, but that may have been because the dress was too big.
Date published: 2014-09-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed The material feels nice and substantial, and the medium fits me EXCEPT for the back. The pleating is all wrong and sticks out all puckered. I'm 5'10, 150 lbs, tall/thin build and this dress is unwearable for me. Unfortunately I got it on final sale....hopefully they will exchange it for me. I don't know if it's because of the way it was packed or what...very disappointed!
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from does not fit like the photo The size and fit did not work for me at all: I ordered the dress online per the size chart, so though I would typically wear a small (4/6), I wasn't familiar with Madewell sizing and ordered the medium, as it aligned with my actual measurements. The dress did not fit at all. It was HUGE - definitely an 8/10 sizing. More specifically: The waist/chest were both several inches bigger than on the size chart, and it would have to be completely recut to fit (so tailoring was not an option). Also, the length is several inches above the knee - not as pictured. I'm 5'8, so perhaps taller than average, but based on the photos/description, I was not expecting a mini-dress (and know that my actual size would only be shorter in length). Beyond that, the fabric is nice, heavy-ish, good quality. If the cut/fit were different, I think I would have loved it. But it was short and wide, not right for me.
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from SO HUGE I was excited to get this dress, since it looked like such a cute fit and flare silhouette on the model, but in real life this dress is HUGE. I'm an XS in Madewell and pretty much everywhere else, but lately I've noticed my usual XS to be too big for me in Madewell, so I've been ordering XXS in dresses lately just to be safe, which is what I did with this dress. This dress in XXS isn't even CLOSE to fitting me. If I got it tailored, I think I could take over an inch off EACH SIDE to get it to fit close to the waist like it does in the photos!! It's almost a joke how big it is on has to be mislabeled. If this is what XXS looks like in Madewell now, I must be XXXXS. Other than the immense and puzzling sizing disparity, the dress is made of a heavy material, but i bet if it fit you it would hang nicely.
Date published: 2014-09-18
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