florence short

Silk Crepe

$ 145.00

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Availability: This garment is made to order and ships in 4-5 weeks!

  • Description

    We're updating our WWC in early 2019! The Florence Short in Silk Crepe will be updated with new sizes for WWC Generation 2 in 2019! We'll remove it from the site, along with the rest of the WWC, at the end of January 2019, and you will see it return shortly after!

    A short based on one of our favorite, oldest pant styles - the Florence. I am decidedly not a shorts person - I don't like showing skin, and short lengths on anything usually make me uncomfortable. But dressing comfortably for warm climates almost always requires some kind of alternative to pants, and I wanted to tackle the challenge.

    The silhouette I'm most drawn is that of the 1930s and 1940s tap shorts, with a slim waist and wide, full thigh opening. To create the most flattering division of leg, I aimed to follow the rule of thirds, with the distance from natural waist to hem of the shorts taking up about one-third of total leg length. This also puts the hem of the shorts on the part of the thigh that has just begun to taper in circumference, which slims the leg visually. Those factors combined with the wide, full silhouette create a beautiful shape that still feels modest and elegant. A generous inseam makes them practical and wearable (everybody knows that a one or two-inch inseam on shorts is a recipe for discomfort).

    These are slim at the waist, perfect for pairing with crop tops and tunics alike. Nostalgic and quite modern at the same time.

    Luxurious matte silk crepe can be worn casually with your most loved denim or dressed up for the evening.

  • Quick Info

    - Wide, full shorts
    - Elastic, high-rise waist
    - Hits mid-thigh
    - 100% Silk Crepe
    - Available in XXS-XL
    - Cut and sewn to order just for you in our Nashville studio

  • Material & Care

    Silk Crepe

    100% Silk

    A fluid, sand-washed silk crepe de chine that drapes and moves like liquid. Just subtly skimming the skin, it feels like butter on. Has a muted, ultra-soft finish, with a barely-there sheen visible only with movement. This is an extremely high quality, medium-weight crepe that's durable and opaque - meant to be worn, not coddled. All of our silk is garment-washed, so it has a lustrous yet matte finish and is totally machine washable with no change in texture or shrinkage. We had this silk custom developed for us, and it's finally just right. It wears well and holds up to washing, but still has the airy quality that makes silk wonderful. Nature has already given the fiber so many of the properties humans need in clothing, without having to add synthetics or chemicals or alter its structure. It's highly functional, and at the same time indescribably beautiful. The drape and movement of silk on the body feels just as good as it looks.

    Available in four rich, elegant neutrals - a warm "Ivory," rich "Navy," earthy "Moss," and muted "Black."

    Machine washable - wash on gentle cycle with cool water, tumble dry on medium heat. Hems, necklines and sleeves will wrinkle - press with steam to shape and theyÕll return to pristine, crisp edges.

    Click here to read more about the properties of our silk crepe, where it comes from, and how to care for it!

  • Sizing & Fit

    Intended to have a comfortable, relaxed fit through the waist and hip and a roomy cut through the thigh. Wider at the thigh than our full-length Florence Pant, but the waist and hip will fit the same as the pant. Elastic waist allows for wiggle room between sizes - choose your size based on how slim/relaxed you'd like the hips and thigh to fit. Size down for a fitted look, size up for a roomier, relaxed fit. Modest but sporty mid-thigh length.

    Available in sizes XXS-XL. See our size chart to determine your size.

    A short version of our Florence Pant! The same fit as our full-length pant. You should be able to safely order your preferred Florence size!

  • 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 support@elizabethsuzann.com to begin the process!

    Read more about our Return Policy here.