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American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Bandeau Dress


Price: $43.00
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THE DRESS FIT PERFECTLY IT WILL BE PERFECT FOR THIS VALENTINES DAY AND FOR OTH!
jessica irion | Fit: As expected
I have large chest and was worried about how I would look with the low cleavage front, but it fits great!
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This dress fit well and when washed by hand and laid flat to dry had no wrinkles.
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Asphalt
  • Cotton/Spandex Jersey (95% Cotton / 5% Elastane) construction (Heather Grey contains 10% Polyester)
  • Small is approximately 25 1/8" (63.8cm) in total length
  • 5" (12.7cm) wide bandeau
  • Raw edges
  • Form-fitting

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This cut-on-the-bias dress can be worn either strapless or as a halter.

  • Cotton/Spandex Jersey (95% Cotton / 5% Elastane) construction (Heather Grey contains 10% Polyester)
  • Small is approximately 25 1/8" (63.8cm) in total length
  • 5" (12.7cm) wide bandeau
  • Raw edges
  • Form-fitting

  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,943 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
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    It is made with quality fabric, and has a GREAT fit.
    Anna Rattigan
    I did, and got an acknowledgement and an offer to either get my money back or a replacement for my dress, without needing to send in my damaged one.
    Kira
    I should have given 5 stars but for the fact that you need help from a another person to be able to tie the dress to look just as it is on picture.
    Grace

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    47 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Miim on January 10, 2011
    Color Name: BlackSize Name: Medium
    The dress looks awesome in the official product images, but once you try it on, it's another story.

    And it's not a body type issue either, I have the exact same body type as the model in the photo displaying the black dress, so that's definitely not the issue.

    It's just that the dress only looks good when you tie the ties in a way that requires tying them horizontally around the chest or crossed over (for example crossing the ties in an X-shape in the front), but when you just try to wear it with a V-shape front, it looks REALLY weird. You have to either twist it in an odd way and end up with a rather unflattering shape (like in the photo with the grey version), or you make a deep V-front and then you have too much fabric left on the sides.
    As a result, it makes saggy little odd shapes of leftover fabric on the side of your breasts. It looks horrible, and the overhang of fabric looks like a "side-boob pocket". (For easy access to the boob?! At best, it looks like a poor joke, at worst it looks sleazy, and/or like someone tugged on the boob area until the dress got deformed.)

    Which is probably why the V-front version they show in the example photo has the ties twisted, to avoid showing the excess fabric issue.

    And this isn't an issue from it having gotten stretched when wearing it tied differently or anything, the problem existed right off the box, I tried it on as soon as I received it and it looked so bad that I just tossed it in a corner and haven't felt motivated to try and wear it yet. Unfortunately, the holidays season combined with how disappointing this dress was made me drop it in a corner and forget about it for a while, so I ended up not returning it when I had the time to.
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bri on August 8, 2012
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    Fabric is thick enough to keep smooth but light enough to keep cool. The straps are pretty versatile and the length is great for a woman that is 6'1. Really flattering on as well- highly recommend this if you can get the 8$ price.
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    12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Melanie Erb Lang on November 2, 2010
    Color Name: BrownSize Name: Large Verified Purchase
    I purchased this dress to be in casual beach wedding and I ultimitly decided on another dress. This dress is nice in that you can wear it several ways, but the hem line is just cut and unfinished, which is a nice look if you are going for a super casual or deconstructed look.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Care_Ball on June 8, 2013
    Color Name: SlateSize Name: Large Verified Purchase
    some of the options they show don't actually work but there are so many different ways to wear this that i don't mind. I seriously just tried like 10 different ways and they all rock. I would totally recommend this to someone. I'm planning on wearing this as a casual type dress and if something semi fancy comes up i could wear it with heels. Also its pretty long so I don't have to wear shorts under it like i usually do with some shorter dresses i have. The fabric is pretty heavy (not see threw) but still light enough for summer.
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    13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By SERENITY 30 on August 19, 2012
    Color Name: NavySize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
    After reading the reviews, I realized that I would be purchasing this dress with the intent of only wearing it one way (as the navy blue picture shows). So from that aspect, I loved this dress. I have wide hips, a big butt, and a smaller chest. This dress was very flattering and showed off the curves well. I wore this out to a festival. Unfortunately, it was hot outside and the dress did not hide my sweat well, but other than that I loved the comfort of this dress.
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    10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Harker on February 20, 2011
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    The dress only takes a few minutes to figure out, and it's so worth it!

    Very flattering and you can wear it so many different ways.

    I'm buying two more - I can't get enough of it!
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dawn H on July 6, 2013
    Color Name: SlateSize Name: Large Verified Purchase
    My husband loves it and says it's looks sexy. Yes I can't wait to wear it in Hawaii next month.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Black Star on July 24, 2013
    Color Name: SlateSize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
    This dress fit well and when washed by hand and laid flat to dry had no wrinkles. The slate grey color works for me as I my skin is medium olive. I tied the straps together in the front first and then behind the neck. This gave good support with cleavage below the first tie. My husband loves it!
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