artist dress

Silk Crepe

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  • Description

    A re-imagining of one of our oldest and most treasured styles—the Artist Dress. We changed the sleeves on this newer generation from grown-on dolmans to a generous raglan style, added a bit of trapeze to the body, and lengthened the hem to hit well past the knee. The seaming pattern allows us to work with the natural grain-line of the fabric to create an incredibly fluid, sweeping, and becoming garment. It appears quite voluminous, but because of the way it's cut, doesn't overwhelm. The material hangs on the body in luscious folds, and the high boat neck hits right at the collarbone. Roll the sleeves and pair with bare legs for a very casual, summertime look. I also love this style layered over a slip dress or silk trousers and belted for sufficient drama, or worn over pencil-straight trousers for a swankier situation. If you need to feel on top of the world, sensing this dress sweep behind me in the breeze as I walk through my day does the trick for me.

    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.

    The Artist comes in several different fabrics and lengths! See the full series 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 super roomy, dramatic oversized fit. Hits past the knee. Raglan sleeves are flexible and generous. Size down for a slimmer fit. Size up for a bigger look.

    OSM 29" - 32" 23" - 26" 33" - 36"
    OS 33" - 37.5" 27" - 31.5" 37" - 41.5"
    OSP 39" - 43" 33" - 37" 43" - 47"
    OSP2 45.5" - 50.5" 39" - 44" 49" - 54"
    OSP3 53" - 58" 46.5" - 51.5" 56.5" - 61.5"


    OSM 21.25" 33.5" 8" 5.25" 42.75"
    OS 23.25" 36" 8.75" 5.5" 43.5"
    OSP 25.25" 38.75" 9.75" 6" 44.25"
    OSP2 28" 42" 10.75" 6.25" 45.25"
    OSP3 30.75" 46" 12.25" 6.75" 46.5"


    *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 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 to begin the process!

    Read more about our Return Policy here.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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a beautiful dress

I have not bought a dress in decades but realized I needed one. My daughter introduced me to Elizabeth Suzann and I ordered this dress. This is a beautiful dress that is subtly elegant, so comfortable and makes me feel like a star. I love being able to dress it up or down with jewelry or scarves. I liked it so much I got another one in another color! It has been one of the most satisfying clothes purchases I've made in years.

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Love this dress for every

Love this dress for every occasion, I wear it as a top over jeans, over the Andy silk pant. Or alone as a flowing dress.

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Classic silk dress that is

Classic silk dress that is easy to wear, glamorous and casual at the same time. Perfect fit, great length.

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Artist Dress

I love the fabric, sleeves and general concept but a few things were a bit off for me. The first was the shape of the neck, which in all the model photos appears to elegantly skim the collar bone but on me is much tighter and not a true boat neck. The rest of the dress is very large even, in a OS-M.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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My favorite

The Artist dress is my favorite ES piece and I have it in three colors. It floats around my body and is very flattering. Dress up or down. Washes well (all pieces do). Am baffled this style was discontinued, so bought another black one for the future.

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