Rated 5 out of 5 by KL22 Beautiful, versatile dress
I've never had a silk dress before, so I've been loving the way the light catches on this deep blue fabric. It's a light dress and good for petite figures. I love the feminine pleats, and the cut is conservative in terms of length and in the chest area, which I appreciate. The only thing I don't like is that the dress came a little wrinkled, and I'll need to take it to the dry cleaners to get the pleats smoothed out just right.
October 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by EmmaMarie Beautiful color and fun to wear
This dress looks exactly as pictured. I'm 5'2", about 115 lbs, bust 30 DD, waist 25 and bought a size 2 and it fit like a glove. I wore it out dancing and loved how the dress twirled. It's so elegant and can be dressed up or down, not to mention the cobalt blue is such a fantastic color. The silk is wonderful and I know it will last a long time, something that's very important to me in making my purchases. I probably could have fit a size 0, I often fluctuate between 0 and 2, but I don't like to risk sizes with silk. I love the elastic waist, it doesn't make me feel like I've gained ten pounds once I sit down in the dress and the bust fit comfortable and didn't feel strained. Overall this is such a versatile dress and one that can be worn for many years. I love it!!
October 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ana27 I have to write a review
I hardly ever write reviews. However, I feel I must do it this time. The dress is amazing! The quality of silk is outstanding, and the color is the right blue - not too dark, not too bright. One other thing I would like to point out (and it applies to most Madewell dresses) is, as strange as it may sound, the armholes. They are large enough to keep them from staining, but not too large to be baggy or weird-looking. Personally, I hate it when armholes are too small. It is especially important when you are buying a silk dress, which can't be washed and needs to be dry cleaned. I have a hard time finding the right armhole length/cut in the US, but Madewell doesn't disappoint! All in all, a wonderful dress. The only minor problem is the pleats, but it's ok. I LOVE THE DRESS.
August 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pismo99 Instantly loved this dress
I fell in love with this dress
The fabric and colors are so beautiful
August 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by tswanagirl pretty dress
this dress is pretty, however not very flattering on large chests. the pink is very pale and i am kind of a slob so i will probably save this for special occasions, so i don't ruin it. i thought it may be more casual, however the fabric is delicate. for the price, it's a good value for a high quality dress!
April 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MgLove A Lovely dress
The silk pleated shirtdress is a lovely addition to my wardrobe.
March 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by madewellfan17 Very cute and flowy
This fit great on me - but definitely a bit larger in the waist than normal. I'm 5'4" - 112 lbs, bust 32-33, waist 26. Size 0 was perfect in chest, but a lil wide in the waist, but not overall so that it kept me from purchasing. A good dress that won't tighten up when you're eating I guess.
September 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MotownMichie I love this dress but...
I love this dress. It is for the most part amazing. However, I agree with previous posters that the chest is way too snug. You really have to be kind of flat chested for the buttons not to protrude. I ended up buying a cardigan that I can button right where the problem is and wear it like that. I would have returned it if I had been sufficiently annoyed. But I like the dress so much I kept it, even with the problematic top. By the way, the rest of the dress is perfect and flow-y. Not snug at all.
September 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by pittchick4676 Very pretty, flirty dress
I absolutely love this dress in the ballet pink. I'm not a huge wearer of the color, but this one is so soft and pretty and such a flattering shade that I can't help but love it. I'd say it runs TTS or a little bit big...it's loose in the waist but still gives me shape. Madewell tends to make clothes that fit a little looser anyway. I'm 5'4" with this dress hitting me just above the knee. I did notice when I sit or bend down the buttons kind of stretch a little and I'm small chested, so you might need to size up and get it taken in if you have a larger chest. I knocked off a star because the pleats are ironed in, not sewn in, and after a day of sitting at the office a few of the pleats in the back started to lose their crispness. High quality and well made, I just hope the skirt looks ok with the pleats less defined, because that certainly won't last through several wears.
August 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by eche Too tight in the chest
As others have noted it is a bit tight in the chest. I am not that busty, but the top of the dress didn't lay right and made me look bustier than I actually am. I loved the color so much that I exchanged it for a size bigger and it still was too tight in the chest and created a gap.
March 14, 2014