Saturday, February 21, 2015

Madewell Reviews: Flannel Ex-Boyfriend Shirt, Chevron Crop Sweater, Long Sleeve Tunic Dress

I haven't had much time to stop by my beloved Madewell as of late but I did place an order recently. They have been having a surprising number of good promos so I've learned to jump on the things I'm interested in before they sell out. Their shirts have been awkward on me this year - too short and too boxy - but I wanted to give the ex-boyfriend shirt a try anyway. Always love their relaxed dresses - so easy to wear and go with everything from legs and ankle boots to leggings and flats.

Flannel Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Aurora Plaid (XS)
Nothing is really wrong with this shirt, I just think it's really boring. Even the shade of blue is a bit yawn. Basically TTS. Pretty long as you can see - it covers my rear at 5'4". The thing I really didn't like was the tab at the neckline - you can see if in the close up picture. I knew it would bother me. Overall a little masculine for my test - if I'm going to do flannel I have to "girl it up" a bit.

 Long Sleeve Tunic Dress (XS)
I started stalking this after realizing that my beloved tunic dress from years ago got totally shrunk by the darn dry cleaners. Rayon and dry cleaning is a terrible mix I'm finding. I like the little black color hiding underneath the neckline and the truly simple silhouette. I like the drape on the XS and would almost consider sizing up to a small for even more slouchiness.

 Long-Sleeve Tunic Dress (XXS)
The XXS fit dine as well. A little shorted and a bit too tight across the bustline but basically fit otherwise. I think you can size up or down in this dress and it won't really matter. Wish the green were a little more vibrant but overall pleased with this dress.

This sweater runs quite small. Arms are a bit tight and I have pretty small arms. You should definitely size up 1 or possilby 2 sizes. The chevron pattern is lovely and it's very comfortable.  You can see at the side view how far it comes up  - it's definitely cropped without being overly so. I would like it over a nice buttondown. The cropped look is a bit hard to pull off when you are busty but if I was going to do it I think this would be a nice choice.

What have you found at Madewell lately?


  1. I love Madewell dresses- such nice simplicity and quality! The Canadian dollar is so weak right now I can't even look at Madewell- but I did score the scarf print silk skirt for $20 a few weeks ago and the Lois bow flats for $50! That will have to do me for awhile...

  2. i've been loving the exboyfriend shirt in shaw plaid... best flannel i've gotten in awhile (love that it has pockets)! might be worth a try.

    i love madewell's dresses/tunics!

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