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Rated 5 out of 5 by ECBW Lovely day dress
If you're a little busty and have a small, high-ish waist this is a perfect day dress. Print is whimsical without being too odd/twee. Don't ordinarily order this sort of neck with my bust (34b/c), but it works. Waist is elasticized but not in a strange way. Can be dressed up or down. A versatile staple.
March 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clairelarose Cute Dress
Love this dress. The color and print is just what I was looking for. Fit's great.
March 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ClementineInDC Feminine effortless dress
Madewell does these types of dresses very well - blouson top, elastic waist, and feminine details - and I hope they continue as I love them, the Silk Day Dress especially. It is an easy, effortless, and feminine dress that can be dressed up or down.
I'm 32-27-36 and usually a size 0 at Madewell (and typically a 0-2 at J.Crew). I took a 0 here, and the dress fit very well. The waist was about an inch above my actual waistline (I don't have a long torso), but that created a nice blouson effect. As with most Madewell dresses, it is on the shorter side. I'm 5'4 and it fell to about 4 inches above my knee. Too short for work (and maybe some taller ladies), but the shorter hemline balances out the more modest neckline and sleeves.
The quality is also great; I love that Madewell's dresses and shirts are often 100% silk. Here, the silk is smooth and drapes well. It's not particularly thick, but it's not flimsy either. The print and colors are true to the website photos.
February 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by marisol birdie dress
i wanted so much for this dress to work for me. i loved the color, the print, and the styling. however, when i tried it on, i didn't like it as much as i'd hoped i would. on me, anyways. it's ok, but the shape doesn't look the best on me. the sleeves just kind of hang. they don't really accentuate the dress on me. the body of it didn't fit as well as i would have liked as well. makes me look a little bigger in the waste. and it's cut a little shorter than i normally like my dresses to be. but i will say that the quality is there and it's the color is understated and vibrant. for the price (even on sale) i couldn't really justify it. totally disappointed that it wasn't a win for me. but the dress is still gorgeous.
April 19, 2013