clyde billow skirt

Midweight Linen

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  • Description

    We are working on the construction of this garment - it was taking much longer in production than we had anticipated (the substantial hem that I love is very time-consuming to sew on the curved panels), and we are doing some testing to determine if we can continue producing it at a price we're comfortable with. Don't worry - if we decide it won't work long term, we'll give everyone a heads up and a chance to purchase! We just need a little time to work out the kinks internally.

    A warm weather friendly version of our popular winter skirt. We took the Clyde pattern - easy, high-rise elastic waist and large, crescent-shaped side pockets - and adapted it into a full, voluminous skirt. The beauty here is in the structure and shape - it's interesting without being unwearable. Practicality is key here - the pockets are large and perfect for phone, wallet, keys and there is plenty of movement to curl up on the floor with a book or hustle through the street to grab a cab.

    Pair with a fitted top for a nostalgic, hourglass silhouette or with something oversized for an interesting ultra modern shape.

    Cut from a sturdy, incredibly durable linen that can be pressed to a neat, crisp finish, or left wrinkled after washing for a perfectly lived-in look. It will only soften and improve with age, a beautiful benefit of clothing meant for a life fully-lived.

  • Quick Info

    - Full, billowy silhouette
    - Elastic, high-rise waist
    - Large side pockets
    - Hits mid-calf
    - 100% Midweight Linen
    - Available in XXS-XL
    - Cut and sewn to order just for you in our Nashville studio

  • Material & Care

    Midweight Linen

    100% Linen

    This is a medium weight, sturdy, structured, incredibly durable broadcloth linen that can be pressed to a neat, crisp finish, or left wrinkled after washing for a perfectly lived-in look. It has luxurious body and weight, and the strength to stand up to years of daily wear. It will only soften and improve with age, starting out with a coarser finish but with the ability to become more supple and flexible with wear. We love linen because of the natural strength and durability the fiber possesses, and because it is a very friendly fiber on the environment. It requires very little processing, is virtually lint free, hypoallergenic, extremely comfortable in all seasons, insulating, and absorbent. It is also one of my favorite fabrics aesthetically - possessing such charm and texture in its variation, with a natural sheen that doesn't feel at all pretentious.

    Available in four classic colors - a warm "Ivory," a natural "Flax," a rich "Navy," and a deep "Black."

    Hand or machine wash on gentle cycle with cold water. Tumble dry low. Leave unpressed for a beautifully rumpled look (as pictured here), or press on medium heat with steam to remove wrinkles, straighten neckline, sleeves, and hem. Will press to a crisp, smooth finish.

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

  • Sizing & Fit

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

    Intended to have a full, swingy silhouette. Elastic waist allows for some wiggle room between sizing, but waist should be snug to keep the skirt from slipping down. Choose a size based on your waist measurement, as the hip is free. Midi length.

    Shayla (short hair) is 5' 9.5" with a 33" bust, 26" waist, and 36" hip. She is wearing the S.

    Renee (long hair) is 5' 9.5" with a 33" bust, 25" waist and 36" hip. She is wearing the S.

  • 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.