Oh, Madewell I love you but my wallet really hates you depleting it to nothingness. But I just can't quit you. I look forward to those emails with your effortless style and more stripes to feed my addiction. Madewell you're basically my abusive boyfriend. Now that we're clear about my obsession, I had to see the latest pieces for myself IRL. If you are just as addicted to them as I am, you know that sizing can be tricky. Things can run big. Other things you wonder if you better hit the gym. So hopefully this helps you figure out what size.
Just for reference, I'm 5'4 and tend to wear size 0-4. My upper body is very petite. Lower body has some curves and well I have a booty.
BELL-SLEEVE SHIRT $69.50 // SIZE XXS (UPDATE: ON SALE UNDER $40)
THE FIT: This is meant to be oversized. Anything oversized with Madewell usually means needing to go down a size. The sleeves do have a slight bell shape, but it's not overdone. It's that taste of the trend or your gateway into trying it out. Truthfully, I'm still thinking I want this shirt.
SILK FIESTA PAISLEY DRESS $168 // SIZE 00
THE FIT: It's oversized and one of those dresses you can just toss on. Because it's roomy I found it easy to go down a size. But the fact that it's an oversized dress made me feel like it wasn't amazing on it's own. With a big belt, I think this dress could be a winner. I'll be keeping my eye out for this beauty to go on sale.
THE FIT: It's soft. It's neutral. It's almost like stripes, but not. It's also oversized and let's just say I'm a fan of that (if you haven't realized by now). So instantly had to try this on. Once it was on, it seemed like without folding up the sleeves there wasn't anything really special.
THE FIT: This was high on my list to try on. Lace-up and rosey blush-yasss! The top is flowy, but not so oversized. Still say you can size down. But putting it on it just seemed to hit a bit long, which made me want to try it tucked into that jean skirt. It honestly is cute, but after I took off the from the untucking 2 minutes later it was wrinkled. I'm not big on ironing, but if this cute top goes on sale I'll be ready.
Now, the skirt. We all know how big button front skirts were huge last year. Well it's not over. It's a classic, even with the 70's vibes. The denim is that nice thick material. It is true to size. It's a piece that I wasn't sure if it would work, but I was sold. Be warned there are no pockets. ZERO. However, I loved how it flares out just a tad making it easy to dress up or down.
STRIPED SIDE-LACE TOP $69.50 // XXS
THE FIT: By now you realize, I will try on anything with stripes or lace-up details. I'm all about trying to find variations of what I like and side lace-up is not in my closet. The top is boxy so I went with the XXS to try on. The material is thick and gives it that boxy shape. But putting it on, I felt that it was just okay. Perhaps if I wore a better bra, I might like this more. Maybe it's the navy that I'm not convinced on.
SILK PAISLEY BELL-SLEEVE TOP $110 // SIZE XXS
THE FIT: Online I wasn't sure how this would look and the reviews seemed bad. In person, all those questions went out of my mind. Reviews were about the arms being tight. I didn't have any issues, but I do have almost non-existent shoulders. There is a keyhole button at the back to help get it off. The price is a bit high, but it is silk. Based on the outfits I've created in my head, I will be stalking this shirt and crossing my fingers it goes on sale.
Have you picked up anything from Madewell lately? Let me know if this helped or any other stores you'd like to see!