parabola dress

Midweight Linen

$ 245.00

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Availability: This garment is made to order and ships in 2-4 weeks!

  • Description

    The Parabola Dress, aptly named by one of our brilliant sewers for the curved hip panels on each side, features slim, long sleeves and a high boat neck that are sleek and interesting. Parabola-shaped inset panels at the hips provide body, shape, and swing that move with you. This dress wears as a nontraditional A-line, evolved from our archived Lara Series; the neck and sleeves are the same as the Lara you remember, but from the waist down, the design diverges with curiosity. The curves provide drama and movement without widening the whole body. The swing around the hips suggests the classic, evocative S-curve that is so often found in nature, but the piece still remains oversized and avant-garde. An implication of hourglass without exploitation of the body underneath.

    This dress looks perfectly at home over bare legs and feet, but also layers very well over pants. I love it worn over the Andy Trouser in Silk Crepe for ultimate comfort and a distinct art professor vibe.

    Cut from our classic, sturdy midweight linen. A year-round fabric with weight and substance, but also lightness and movement. Natural imperfections and variation in weave give this material a rich, earthy feel.

    Love this style? It comes in other fabrics and colors and as a top! Shop the Parabola Series!

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  • Material & Care

    Fabric: Midweight Linen

    Fiber Content: 100% Linen

    Description: Medium weight, sturdy broadcloth linen that can be pressed to a neat, crisp finish or left wrinkled after washing for a perfectly lived-in look. Linen possesses natural strength and durability, and it's a super friendly fiber on the environment. It requires very little processing and is virtually lint-free, hypoallergenic, comfortable in all seasons, insulating, and absorbent.

    Care: Machine washable. Wash on gentle cycle with cold water. Tumble dry warm. Leave unpressed for a beautifully rumpled look (as pictured here), or press on medium heat with steam to remove wrinkles.

    *Linen is a natural fiber and will fade and wear over time, which we love. If you prefer your garments to not show as much wear, hand wash, and do not tumble dry.

    Click here to learn more about our Midweight Linen!

  • Sizing & Fit

    Intended to have a relaxed, oversized fit. It's slimmer through the waist with a swing in the hips. Drop sleeves are slim but not tight and slightly cropped. Size down for a slimmer look.

    XXS 29" 23" 33"
    XS 30" - 31" 24" - 25" 34" - 35"
    S 32" - 33" 26" - 27" 36" - 37"
    M 34.5" - 36" 28.5" - 30" 38.5" - 40"
    L 37.5" - 39" 31.5" - 33" 41.5" - 43"
    XL 41" - 43" 35" - 37" 45" - 47"
    2XL 45.5" - 48" 39" - 41.5" 49" - 51.5"
    3XL 50.5" - 53" 44" - 46.5" 54" - 56.5"
    4XL 55.5" - 58" 49" - 51.5" 59" - 61.5"


    XXS 19" 25" 34.75" 4.75" 6.75" 43"
    XS 19.75" 25.75" 35.5" 5" 7" 43.5"
    S 20.75" 26.75" 26.25" 5.25" 7.5" 44.25"
    M 22" 28" 37.75" 5.5" 7.75" 45"
    L 23.75" 29.5" 39.25" 6" 8.25" 46"
    XL 25" 30.75" 41" 6.25" 8.75" 47.25"
    XXL 26" 32.5" 42.75" 6.5" 9.25" 48"
    3XL 27.25" 33.25" 44.25" 6.75 9.75" 48.5"
    4XL 28.5" 34.5" 45.75" 7" 10" 48.75"


    *Garment measurements were taken flat, so double where necessary. All measurements are approximate, +/- a tolerance that is to be expected with handmade clothing.

    Visit our Sizing Guide for more information on how to measure yourself, select your size, and best use our garment measurements! Feel free to email us at for a sizing recommendation as well. We are always here to help!

  • Shipping & Returns

    Your ES garment is cut, sewn, washed, dried, and packed up for you all in our Nashville warehouse. We encourage you to read a couple of our favorite blog posts on pricing and Liz’s entrepreneurial story while you wait!

    Once your garment arrives, we hope it becomes the most trusted piece in your wardrobe. If you’d like return for store credit or exchange for another size/style, that’s no problem. Return shipping is on us. Email to begin the process!

    Read more about our Return Policy here.