polly midi

Linen Gauze

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  • Description

    A midi length dress interpretation of our essential Petra Crop, plus a flattering V-neckline. I feel like I've been trying to design this dress for years—we've had the Marlena, the Elise, and everything in between. What I'm after is a strikingly simple, body-skimming-but-completely-comfortable silhouette that is just as at home strolling city streets to a small cafe on a sticky summer night as it is curled up at home on a rainy Saturday morning. It's elegant but not overbearing, simple but not plain, tasteful but not boring. I think we've gotten it right with the deep V-neck, slim-fit in the chest with bust darts, and its separationfrom the body at the waist. The generous hem provides structure and balance. The carefully cut armholes hit right at the most flattering part of the shoulder—revealing everything you want to show and nothing you don't. Hits around mid-calf for the perfect balance of drama and ease.

    Cut from a beautifully textured crinkly linen gauze. It has inherent stretch so it hugs the body beautifully while still retaining drape. Organic and variegated in color and feel.

    Love this style? It comes in many different fabrics, various lengths, and two different necklines! Check out our full Petra and Polly series here.

  • Material & Care

    Fabric: Linen Gauze

    Fiber Content: 100% Linen

    Description: A gorgeous lightweight linen gauze that has a wonderful texture. The crinkled finish gives the fabric an inherent stretch. It's airy and floaty without being too sheer, hugging the body in slimmer styles and draping beautifully in others. It's lighter than our midweight linen but still strong and durable. 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. This yarn-dyed gauze possesses rustic charm and variation, giving it an organic personality.

    Care: Hand or machine wash on gentle cycle with cold water. Tumble dry hot. Store folded or flat in order to avoid stretching. If stretching occurs, machine wash and dry to return to its original shape. The crinkled finish is intentional, so do not press. To remove fold creases or wrinkles, lightly steam or toss in the dryer with a damp towel. Avoid excessive stress on seams.

    *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.

  • Sizing & Fit

    Intended to have a slim, body-skimming fit. Hits around mid-calf. Choose your size based on your bust and hip measurements.

     

    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 LENGTH
    (HIGH SHOULDER TO HEM)
    ARMHOLE
    XXS 15.5" 18.75" 25.25" 44.5" 6.25"
    XS 16.5" 19.75" 26.25" 44.75" 6.5"
    S 17.5" 20.75" 27.25" 45.5" 6.75"
    M 18.75" 22" 28.5" 46" 7"
    L 20.5" 23.5" 30" 46.5" 7.25"
    XL 22.25" 25.5" 32" 46.75" 7.75"
    2XL 23.5" 27.5" 34.5" 47.5" 7.5"
    3XL 25.5" 29.5" 36.75" 47" 8"
    4XL 27.75" 32" 39.25" 47" 8.5"

     

    *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 to 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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12 Reviews
Reviewed by Erin R.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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excellent

This has become my summer staple. So easy to throw on. Easy to wear. Wash and hang to dry, wear again. The ivory color is a teensy sheer, so watch your choice of undies. As long as I wear a white or light colored set, I'm good to go. I'd say it runs a bit big. I understand it is a loose, flown fit. But I am 5'3", 116 lbs. (so - small, but not TINY)...and I ordered a small. I could've gone with an XS, but small is my usual size at ES.

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Reviewed by Moria D.
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Perfect except for length

I love the shape and simplicity of this dress, but at 5’8” most ES dresses (except the Harper dress) hit me at an awkward night gown length that it neither midi nor maxi. Some days I go for it with boots but other days I prefer it around the house.

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Reviewed by Molly M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Lovely!

Beautiful dress, the prefect combo of dressy and casual.

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Reviewed by Erin C.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Petra midi in linen

I really like the dress; I definitely could have gone down one size, because I think this runs large. I also find the v-neck a bit too low; it would work better with a camisole under it, but that's not how I prefer to wear it. The color Amber is way outside my usual color preference, but it's gorgeous and everyone loves.

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Reviewed by Melissa B.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Wonderfully versatile

I get really hot and sweaty in the DC summers. This is the perfect breezy weight. The crinkled texture reads as slightly more dressy than the linen, and so I wear this casually and to the office (with a blazer or structured sweater). Immediately bought the Georgia Midi in this fabric in the gray color! Hope this fabric sticks around for next summer. Hits me below the knee. It is slightly sheer, but I wear nude colored shorts underneath. Originally got the 4XL, but wanted a closer fit (my hips are 60”). Recently ordered the Asawa belt, and looking forward to wearing them together!

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Reviewed by Erin A.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Wow

Every time I order and ES piece I think there's no way it could be better than the ones I already have. This dress is killer. Was on the fence about what color to order, but the black is classic and easy; the fabric is perfect of course. It fits seamlessly into my summer wardrobe which contains little black.

The fit is good. The size chart is accurate. I'm guessing one could easily size up or down if desired. It's so comfortable I don't want to wear anything else when it's hot out, but it looks chic and not at all lazy. Feels amazing, looks amazing. Can't wait to see how I can work it into my fall outfits with layering.

Congrats ES on another perfect design, lovely fabric, and gorgeous photography and marketing that accurately depicts this dress.

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Reviewed by Sarah T.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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All around easy and pretty!

The style is chameleon-like in that is is easy for the garden and lovely for a party. No irritating linen creases plus it is a just wash, hang dry and enjoy purchase. What a delight! I chose the size by the measurements chart.

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Reviewed by Ashlee F.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Fits like a glove

I bought a XL and it fits like a dream. Super easy to wear, beautiful cut, comfortable...

Just bought the flax wrap belt in linen to go with it!

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Reviewed by Kine O.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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I will live in this dress all summer

Everything I wanted and more in a dress. Casual and chic all at once. The linen gauze is the most amazing color, it’s soft and supple but also surprisingly sturdy.

Will live in this dress all summer.

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Reviewed by Laurie F.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Another favorite!

(They're all my favorite!) I love this dress. Just enough structure to look crisp, plenty of crinkles because I don't iron. I'm thinking of hemming it because this hits a couple of inches above my ankle instead of mid-calf but I'm not sure if the shape of the skirt will support that.

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