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Afternoon Dress
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Afternoon Dress
Afternoon Dress
Afternoon Dress
Product Details
You loved it, so we brought it back—our sophisticated sleeveless dress returns. A work-to-whatever favorite, this one erases any what-to-wear worries (and the subtly stretchy fabric means it is so comfy on).
  • Waisted.
  • Falls 34 1/2" from highest point of bodice.
  • Cotton/spandex.
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
  • Madewell.com only. 
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Afternoon Dress

Afternoon Dress is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for petitie figures 5'3 and under I am petite and this dress fits perfectly, right above the knee cap. The added plus is it is also machine washable. You can dress it up or down. Great classic dress. So happy they made they length perfect for the petite frame.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless Perfection! I can't say enough nice things about this dress! A classic piece with the dress up or dress down option, which is always nice. The color is a bold, stunning red. The material is just heavy enough to hide imperfections but light enough to still feel light for spring or even summer. As for the length, I am 5'3", 110 lbs and the XS fit nicely. I'm usually in between XXS and XS. For petite girls like me, this was about 3 inches above my knee. It is definitely on the shorter side, but I didn't feel it was too short. With that said, this may be much more "mini" on someone taller. The only thing that could make this dress better would be pockets. But I am definitely in love and wish they would make this in more colors and patterns!
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great dress, bad edition Last year's navy afternoon dress is my favorite dress right now. It looks and feels great every time I wear it. A couple weeks ago I was a sweaty mess prepping dinner as friends were arriving...I took a thirty second shower, threw my hair in a bun, put on this dress - and my friends said I emerged looking like Audrey Hepburn. So I was SO happy to see this dress again! Unfortunately, the dress is SIGNIFICANTLY shorter than last year's. I used a tape measure to see the length and it is 32.5 inches, if I'm being generous. I'm not totally sure about the pleat, but the length really makes it unwearable for me anyway. So bummed! :(
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cute dress if it didn't have the pleat I had really high hopes for this dress as I've always liked made well dresses, but I don't know why they couldn't keep this simple. The pleat in the front poofed out and looked horrible. I even sized up thinking this might happen. Ended up sending back
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from yep, weird pleat I ordered an extra small, which is my typical Madewell size. Fits in the body and waist, but pulls at the pleat so it doesnt lay flat. I returned instead of exchanging because I think the small would have been too big everywhere else.
Date published: 2017-06-22
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