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Striped Open-Back Overlay Dress
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Striped Open-Back Overlay Dress
Striped Open-Back Overlay Dress
Striped Open-Back Overlay Dress
Product Details
This striped sleeveless dress combines the look of a two-piece with the ease of a one-piece. Especially cool? The clever overlapping back detail reveals just a hint of skin (meaning you can show off a little back without revealing your bra).  
  • Waisted.
  • Falls 35 1/4" from shoulder.
  • Linen/cotton.
  • Open back.
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
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Striped Open-Back Overlay Dress

Striped Open-Back Overlay Dress is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ? What u c u get. Wonderful The quality of dress is wonderful. The sizing is perfect. Have had chance to wear yet but I have no problem with planning on wearing within the next few wks.
Date published: 2015-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So fun This is going to be my go-to fun in the sun dress. 5'2 and pear-shaped and went with my regular 4 and it's a thumbs up. I would say the bottom fits perhaps just slightly small. The top is a bit boxy in style. LOVE.
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for summer This dress has the comfort of a sundress but is as chic as a set of matching separates. I wear a 4 pretty consistently, and this fit well. I will say that the top is a little roomy in the arms, but not too noticeable or uncomfortable. If you are between sizes, I would size down to accentuate the waist and prevent any boxiness. Go for this one! It's worth it.
Date published: 2015-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from awkward The material is great and the pattern is perfect for summer, but it does fit quite awkward (at least on me). The top is so big and boxy while the skirt is longer on me than the model so it's not the most flattering dress. It was a final sale purchase so I can't return it. I'm hoping I can layer it and make it work for the fall. Oh well, my fault for buying a final sale item online and not trying it on at the store.
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Boxy as pictured I loved the idea of the back of this dress and hoped that the boxy look would still look flattering and interesting on me, but it didn't. The shape of the skirt took away the youthful, summer vibe for me, and the top was boxy and too big for me anyway. I love this fabric though and wish it was made into another dress.
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from adorable skirt, boxy top. I wanted to love this on. I slipped on the skirt part first and it fit beautifully, but the top did not fit so beautifully. (the two parts are connected by a light fabric) I looked like I was swimming in the top part. note: i am xs, athletic shape, i have no boobs, so there IS definitely room for a chest in this dress. I kept thinking that i wish this dress came in JUST the skirt because I would have scooped it up!
Date published: 2015-04-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Beautiful material I really loved this dress when it arrived. Unfortunately, the fit is way off. My regular size had excellent fit on the top, but the waist was very tight. Ordered a size up and the top was hugh with a very tight, uncomfortable waist. Had to send both back and foget the dress. I am usually a size 0 and have a small waist... don't know who can wear this dress!
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Another Madewell dress fail (for me)... First of all I am an absolute fan of Madewell jeans. But when it comes to dresses, 9 out of 10 dress orders, I find that the top portion of the dresses tend to be just too big. I am normally 0 and xs (32B), and 24-25 for jeans. Ordered 0/xs for this, and while the skirt fits just fine (or almost tight because the fabric doesn't stretch at all) but the top overlay part is...well two of my torso can probably fit in it. I don't know if it's meant to be like that for the casual laidback look, but it is almost as if I am wearing two separate pieces in completely different sizes...I'd say 6 for top and 0 for the skirt. Doesn't make sense to me. :( If I go down one size the skirt waist would be too tight and I won't be able to breathe! Sad because I liked the idea and stripes, but I have to return it bc I know I won't be wearing it...esp. for the price, I can't justify keeping this oddly fitting dress. :(
Date published: 2015-05-29
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