parabola dress

Midweight Linen

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  • 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!

    Interested in transforming your garment with a belt? Shop Accessories here!

  • 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.

    BODY MEASUREMENTS
    BUST WAIST HIP
    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"

     

    GARMENT MEASUREMENTS*
    SIZE CHEST HIP SWEEP SLEEVE OPENING BICEP LENGTH
    (HIGH SHOULDER TO HEM)
    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 support@elizabethsuzann.com 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 support@elizabethsuzann.com to begin the process!

    Read more about our Return Policy here.

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Reviewed by Adrienne H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Dresses up, dresses down, great all around

I know when I wear my parabola dress that I will feel awesome all day. I love the way it drapes and the way it feels voluminous without looking overwhelming. The ivory feels fresh and gets even more beautiful with every wash.

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Reviewed by Susan C.
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Parabola Dress

Perfect in every way, for everything!

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Reviewed by Marion S.
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Very pleased. Many thanks.

Very pleased. Many thanks.

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Reviewed by Shaye J.
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I love this dress

I love this dress. I would live in it 24/7 if it had pockets

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Reviewed by Sarah B.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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This is the one

The heat index in Austin is 110 degrees today. I slipped on this dress (in ivory linen) and left for work adventures, hoping to stay cool. Goal achieved! This dress is super comfy, very stylish, extremely professional and polished while being *effortlessly chic* and cool (how is that even possible? I don't now, but it is!). I was stopped twice before 11am and asked about this dress. During lunch, my colleague asked for a link to the dress so he could share it with his wife. I haven't felt this awesomely and comfortably dressed in ages. It's worth the money and the 2-3 week wait to look and feel this great.

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Reviewed by Bonnie B.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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i feel free in this

i feel free in this dress. i am sure i will get a lot of pleasure from it

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Reviewed by Amber M.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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This is a very satisfying

This is a very satisfying garment! The fabric is simultaneously substantial and deliciously swishy, a factor accentuated by the clever cut.

I love how the hemline swoops a little more lowly in the back. My only reservation with the dress is purely a matter of taste. I personally feel more comfortable with necklines that are a bit more generous and am considering having the dress altered to create more of a boatneck.

Based on other reviews, I ordered a size down from my measurements and am glad I did so. The sleeves are slightly snug on my forearms but it’s worth it for an overall better fit.

I cannot pass up the opportunity to also praise the amazing amazing ES customer service experience!

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Reviewed by Jane
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Perfection!

I just received my Parabola dress in the navy linen, and I already know it is going to be a workhorse in my wardrobe. It is elegant, well-made and EFFORTLESS. Also, the ES team has been amazing and very helpful with my questions re: sizing and fit.

Already dreaming about my next Elizabeth Suzann garment, and who knows, it may be another Parabola dress...

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Reviewed by Cynthia V.
I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Parabola Dress

I wanted to love this dress - but it did not love me back. Although, I received countless compliments I felt like I was part of the Manson Family (which, may or may not be a bad thing... depending on who you are - I'm not one to judge kids under the influence) - The material is very hearty and heavy. I was hoping for more of a gentle flow. Sadly, I had to return this garment BUT.... I am waiting for my Parabola top to arrive any day now! Something tells me not to give up on the Parabola series... it truly is magical. (This dress runs larger than you think so order a size down)

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Reviewed by Robbie S.
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Parabola Dress in Flax Colour

The dress is beautifully made, and I like it very much. I was a bit surprised at the weight of the linen, having assumed would be a bit lighter and more flowy. I wonder how many times the dresses shown on your models have been wash, as they look more fluid than my dress - I have so far washed it twice and will continue doing so whether it needs washing or not, hoping it will become softer for a breezier look.

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