parabola dress

Silk Crepe

Rated 4.9 out of 5
10 Reviews

$ 295.00

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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, appearing 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 luscious, washed silk crepe de Chine that drapes and moves like liquid. Feels like butter with a muted, ultra-soft finish and a barely-there sheen visible only with motion. A touch of elegance, but also a hardworking fabric that can be washed and worn with ease.

    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: Silk Crepe

    Fiber Content: 100% Silk

    Description: A washed silk crepe de Chine that drapes and moves like liquid. It has a muted, ultra-soft feel with a barely-there sheen visible only with movement. This is an extremely high quality and medium-weight crepe that was custom developed just for us—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.

    Care: 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 they'll return to crisp edges.

    *Silk 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 Silk Crepe!

  • 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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Rated 2 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Too Small, 0 is Perfect and 2 is Too Big
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Rated 5 out of 5
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As always excellent quality

I ordered a size down and glad I did. It is absolutely perfect, not too much fabric but still has a nice flow. Received lots of compliments.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Totally smitten with this dress!!

I originally ordered this dress in a small based on my body measurements. Unfortunately, due to illness and subsequent weight loss, the dress was far too large for my thin frame and very unflattering on me. The return process was extremely simple and I ordered an XXS based on the garment's measurements and because I like my clothing more fitted in the wintertime. It arrived today and I am so thrilled to find that it is a perfect fit!! My body shape is a "neat" hourglass and I was afraid the shoulders would be a bit too tight -- but they fit perfect with no pulling at all. The dress looks great alone, belted, and layered over or under the Ella Slip Dress (or the Polly/Petra dress) without being bulky or looking oversized. I have not tried it with pants or sweaters yet, but I am sure it will look fabulous. I am now planning on purchasing this dress in different colors and fabrics.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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I love the Parabola Dress

I love the Parabola Dress I use it to travel, and in everyday wear. I wear with boots, casual and dress.

It is great with leggings or without and love it with a skinny jean. It layers great with my Clyde Jacket.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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beautiful dress

This dress is gorgeous- I got it in navy silk crepe. It has a really nice drape and hangs well. I was afraid the silk might be thin but this was not the case. I am pear shaped and got an L but i could have probably gone for a M so it is more fitted. L works fine too and it looks good with a belt.

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We appreciate you sharing this feedback, Helena! We want you to love every Elizabeth Suzann garment in your closet, so our Customer Relations Team is here to help you find a garment that you'll feel comfortable and confident wearing! Send us an email at support@elizabethsuzann.com, and we'll get a return set up for you. :)

Rated 5 out of 5
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Perfection

I love this dress. It nails the effortlessly elegant look. Initially I purchased the small but exchanged it for the xsmall. The exchange process was easy, the service was impeccable, and the final product met every (high) expectation I had for it. I couldn’t recommend this dress, and the brand as a whole, enough! I’ve already made two more purchases that I am confident will be great.

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comfortable dress

I love the dress so much!! It is so comfortable and feel cozy. But the neckband is a bit large for me. I will definitely purchase the other items on Elizabeth Suzann!

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Unusual and stylish

This dress probably looks quite different on me than on the models currently featured - I hope ES rolls out the models of mixed heights and sizes across all items; it's so helpful! As I'm 5 foot 2 it's closer to a long dress: hits around or a little below mid calf at the front and almost to my ankle at the back. I sometimes feel inclined to fold over the cuff on the sleeve - as with the parabola top - as it seems more flattering, but the sleeves are not too long even if i don't. I do prefer personally to wear it with a slight heel given the volume and length. All that said: I really love it, and have had lots of compliments! The navy blue silk is so sophisticated and I just love that it is an elegant dress, suitable for evening wear, but with long sleeves - so rare! I also cannot imagine a more comfortable shape and fabric. As with all ES items, can so easily be worn either casually or formally. I would say it's really unusual, stylish and flattering, and to go for it, even if like me you're short!

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Parabola dress

Perfect

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