Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Weekend Edition – Milly Madeline Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families. This “Weekend Edition” features something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office.

Happy Friday! Here’s a perfect little summer dress by Milly that looks so chic and effortless. The Milly Madeline Dress is made from super-comfy navy stretch jersey. The matching self tie at the waist adds shape and creates lovely draping around the waist. The dress also has one front slash pocket – very handy.

But what I really love about this dress is the beautiful gold and brown rings that embellish the neckline. This dress would be perfect for a summer vacation – it would travel well and you wouldn’t need to add any jewelry. The Milly Madeline Dress is Made in the USA from Italian fabric – my only complaint is that the dress is labeled dry clean only.

The Milly Madeline Dress is available from for $267.99 (reduced from $335). The Milly Madeline Dress is also available from Saks for $335 – Saks has more sizes available and includes a video that shows how lovely the dress looks in motion.

While we’re on the topic of Made in the USA, my bejeweled Oka b Alexandra Sandal in Pearl just arrived on my doorstep. They are fantastically comfortable and gorgeous – the picture looks great, but can’t capture the shoes’ sparkly iridescence. The Oka b Alexandra Sandal is available from in Pearl, Dirty Martini, Copper, and Sable – $40 extremely well spent!

The Dirty Martini version of the sandal would look even better with the Milly Madeline Dress featured in this post. There are two options in Dirty Martini: the Oka b Alexandra Flat Sandal (shown on the far left) and the Oka B Wedge Sandal (shown on the near left). Both are $40 from You can check out a full selection of Made in the USA sandals in this recent Commandress post.

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  1. Commandress says

    I tried this dress on yesterday and liked it even better in person! The embellishment is very pretty – the brown circles are textured like wood and the metallic circles are bronze. The waist is elasticized, which is one of the reasons why the dress drapes so well. The dress runs a little small – consider ordering a size up of you are between sizes.

    And not surprisingly the dress has two pockets – I took the description “front slash pocket” a bit too literally. The pockets disappear into the dress and do not add any weight.

  2. Victoria says

    I would really, really love this if it was washable. Everything about the dress is easy – except the dry cleaning.