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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 3.6 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable party dress I ordered this dress in an xs and am 5'1 and 115 lbs. It fits just about perfectly, it's a little longer than I would normally go for (yes i know I'm short), but that makes it even more versatile. It is so comfortable, soft to the touch inside and out, and I can wear it without a bra (essential). I was somewhat concerned that the drop waist would make me loose all shape, but it is in fact incredibly flattering. I have worn it thus far to a birthday/dinner party and church, and I plan to wear it for both my Christmas and New Year's Eve functions!
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new go-to I absolutely LOVE this dress. I'm 5"7 and purchased the medium I was a little worried about the length, but it wasn't too short and fits like a glove. I'm thrilled to wear this as the holiday season approaches. The button detailing on the back is to die for.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Holiday Dress Was looking for a great holiday party dress and this was perfect. Love the bell sleeves and drop waist.
Date published: 2017-11-02
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 Beautiful dress but.. I loved this dress the moment I saw it online especially the buttons on the back, the material is nice and rich! The only thing is I wish it were a little bit longer I’m 5’8 and it feels a little bit too short on me. I wear them with tights so it doesn’t feel too short. I got the dress in black and orange color and def keeping both!
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great staple This dress is so easy to throw on and looks so fancy! Love wearing with tights and booties. For reference I’m 5’4” 110 lbs and got the XS which is slightly big on me around the stomach area. Would have liked to try the XXS. Still great purchase though
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful dress for the holidays This dress is really cool and high quality. It is very classy!!! The velvet is beautiful. One thing that I have notice is that you should size up if you want it a little bit longer because it is short. I am 5.02” and I chose size S because of the length. Anyways, the shoulders fitted perfectly, not much difference between S or XS in this sense. The overview about this dress is that I am in love!!!
Date published: 2017-12-11
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
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