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Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress
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Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress
Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress
Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress
Product Details
With bell sleeves and a drop waist, this channeling-the-'90s style is made of lustrous velvet with a touch of silk. An after-5pm dress with covered buttons down the back (and a bit of attitude).  
  • Nonwaisted.
  • Falls 35" from high point of shoulder.
  • Viscose/silk.
  • Dry clean.
  • Import.
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Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress

Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! This dress is gorgeous and it fits amazing (took my usual Madewell XS, and I'm 5' 5" and weigh 115)! The only probable "cons" is that it's Dry clean only, but I guess all such kind of velvet requires such care.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great velvet Cute dress, velvet makes it better! Can be fancy or not!
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from gorgeous dress Love this dress! I plan on wearing it to a wedding in November. The bell sleeves and drop waist are pretty details and I love the buttons up the back. I've always been a fan of velvet and this dress is a winner. I bought the medium and it fits perfectly - I'm 5' 5" and weigh 130.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I feel in love I didn't expect to love this as much as I do. I brought this in the spiced rose color in my usual size medium. It fits true to size. Its full of small details that make it so special. I love the colored buttons in the back. The mini length is very flattering. I brought the same flats the model is wearing in the photos, and together I have an amazing outfit. The dress looks amazing with tall boots.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality, great length I wanted to love this dress, but it just sat at an odd height on my torso. It hit at the widest point of my midsection and didn’t drape in a flattering way. So close! I love this dress. The bell sleeves are subtle but give just enough flair to stand out.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from wanted to love it... the sleeves hit me at a strange spot that just made it look like my sleeves were too short - this was only emphasized by the bell sleeve. then, the loose drop waist was not very flattering on me. the fabric (being velvet) and the fact that i didn't have a defined waist added bulk. loved the color and fabric though.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from returned unfortunately make sure that if you have curves at all.. butt or bust that this is not the dress for you. the skirt is dropped lower than I thought and the cut is very straight and square... not the most flattering unless your body type is straight.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Oddly placed drop waist I got this in the reddish pink and returned it unfortunately. The sleeves were surprisingly short even on my short arms, so with the bell sleeves it looked like I was wearing borrowed clothes. Next, if you're well endowed in either chest or rear end, this will hang on your curves like a sack and fall straight down, with the drop waist falling at the most unflattering place of all. It might have also been the way it came out of the bag and I didn't get a chance to steam or wash, but it looked like something that would always be wrinkled and look messy. If you're straight up and down and tall like the model, it's obviously pretty.
Date published: 2017-10-19
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