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Gingham Clipboard Dress
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Gingham Clipboard Dress
Gingham Clipboard Dress
Gingham Clipboard Dress
Product Details
A boxy-cool silhouette. Go-anywhere gingham. Please note: The fabric is a more substantial weave (read: not so sheer) than the photos suggest. The body of the dress is fully lined.
  • Oversized, waisted.
  • Falls 38 3/8" from shoulder.
  • Cotton.
  • Pockets.
  • Lined.
  • Hand wash.
  • Import.
  • Madewell.com only.
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Gingham Clipboard Dress

Gingham Clipboard Dress is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from looove I agree with other reviewers that this dress is not exactly as pictured, but I like it a lot more in person! I'm 5' 6", 34A, about a 25-26 in jeans, 0-2, XS-S and I bought this in a 0 and it's perfect. The sleeves are not sheer. There are buttons all the way down the torso. I like to wear it with the top unbuttoned. This is a perfect comfy/casual dress!
Date published: 2014-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Concept, Okay Execution Love the dress but it's definitely not as pictured. Unlike the first reviewer, however, I was relieved that there was no contrast panel. I think it makes the look more simple and chic. The lack of sheer sleeves is a shame but not a deal-breaker. The misrepresentation is due to how the fabrication of the dress translates in photos. The body is made in a single layer of gingham cotton fabric lined, as the second reviewer noted, in a black poly fabric, whereas the cotton is folded over (i.e. doubled) to make the placket, giving it a more solid (i.e. lighter) appearance. The sleeves, meanwhile, are unlined, making them seem sheer in the right lighting. My main issue is that the waist was waaay too long on me (I'm 5'4"). I'll be keeping the dress but getting it altered.
Date published: 2014-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from looks nothing like the photo i've been in love with this dress since it came out. i finally ordered it once it went on sale & boy was i let down when it arrived :( looks nothing like the photo. the sleeves aren't sheer as shown & there's no contrast in the collar/button area as shown. returned.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poly lining is terrible idea First and foremost, I have to agree with the other reviewer that the dress is not as pictured. The lack of sheer sleeves was truly disappointing. Also the entire dress is the dark gingham. There is no sheerness to it as the photo suggests. Finally, the fabric is a nice cotton--perfect for summer with this boxy style, right? Wrong! There is a poly lining starting at the armpits down. I'm so disappointed this is going back.
Date published: 2014-03-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from If this weren't a final sale, I'd return this and get my money back. Bottom line, this is not for petite girls; I ordered a size 6 and the waist and hem are not as pictured on the model, they are too low on me (5'3"). I wonder if a size 4 would have fit better, but I'll never know. Like khachick, I may decide to get it altered, not only because of the waist and hem length, but also because of the poor, lopsided alignment in the gingham pattern at the waist. I realize busy patterns are tricky to line up at seams, but the particular dress I received is aligned worse than it could have been. I look in the mirror and all i see is the horrible seam at the waist, like it's a home ec sewing project gone wrong. This is why I only gave it 1 star. For that price? Made well? Hardly.
Date published: 2014-05-07
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