bel skirt

Linen Gauze

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  • Description

    The warm weather version of the first skirt we ever released. I felt like skirts can quickly become too feminine, and I thought that the skirt I would design would be so utterly simple that it couldn't be hard to find elsewhere. However - I realized that I myself couldn't find what I was picturing. I worked to create the most pared down version of this garment - nothing less and nothing more than exactly what was needed. Midi in length to show some leg but also provide modest coverage, a generous hem to add a luxe weight and body to the fabric, just enough gathering to add fullness and movement at the hip but not to become bulky at the waist.

    Wear this with your feet in the water of faraway shores on a sticky summer evening, fabric lightly skimming salty, just-barely-sunburnt skin. Or in the city, briskly walking to work paired with an easy tee and sneakers.

    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 other fabrics and colors too - click here to shop the Bel Skirt Series!

  • 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 be worn high at the natural waist. Elastic waistband allows for some leeway between sizing, choose based on waist measurement. Loose and flowing fit through the hips and leg. The same silhouette will fit differently in different fabrics - expect this to feel different than our Midweight Linen and Silk Crepe.

     

    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 WAIST
    (UNSTRETCHED)
    WAIST
    (STRETCHED)
    SWEEP LENGTH
    (SHORT)
    LENGTH
    (REGULAR)
    LENGTH
    (TALL)
    XXS 10.5" 18.25" 28.25" 32" 34" 37"
    XS 11.25" 19.25" 29.25" 32.25" 34.25" 37.25"
    S 12.25" 20.25" 30.25" 32.5" 34.5" 37.5"
    M 13.5" 21.5" 31.5" 33" 35" 38"
    L 14.75" 23" 33" 33.25" 35.25" 38.25"
    XL 16.25" 24.5" 35" 31.75" 33.75" 36.75"
    2XL 17.75" 26.75" 37.25" 31" 33" 36"
    3XL 19.5" 29.25" 39.5" 30.25" 32.25" 35.25"
    4XL 21.5" 32" 42" 29.5" 31.5" 34.5"

     

    *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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Rated 5 out of 5
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Summer lovin’!

So pleased with the style, comfort and ease of this piece. I feel comfy and classically pulled together without too much thought. Ideal summer wardrobe addition. Why did I wait so long to invest?!

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Beautiful Skirt

This skirt is such a great staple in my wardrobe. It's very flattering, comfortable, and keeps me cool in the hot weather. I couldn't be happier. I do have to roll the top because it's a bit long for my short body (5'-4") . Eventually I'll take it to the tailor to get hemmed.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Favorite skirt

I took this on vacation in the Caribbean and wore it for breakfast, poolcoverup and sleeping. The gauze linen is very comfortable in a hot super humid climate. This piece is the first I've ordered in the short length and it is the same length as my silk crepe pieces in regular length. It washes well I put in the dryer and see no need to iron it.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Breezy goodness

This skirt in linen gauze is great for hot and humid Hong Kong. Pairs perfectly with the Polly Crop, i got both in black :) I'm 5'1" and it hits at ankle length for me. It does get subtly stretched out throughout the day, so I feel like it gets a bit longer by evening if I've worn it all day. I may consider hemming it! Other than that I love how super comfortable it is yet still looks put together.

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Rated 3 out of 5
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Still too long

I wish there was an even shorter length for petite ladies like myself. At 5'2" the short inseam was more like a maxi skirt. I had to roll it at least once to not feel Amish (no offense to the Amish). So I returned it... The fabric was nice and wish it could have worked but I paid SO much for it that I didn't want to put even more money into it to have it professionally hemmed.

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Elizabeth Suzann

Thank you for sharing this feedback, Heather! We're sorry the fit of this style wasn't quite right, but we would love to help you find another piece that you'll love! Just give our Customer Relations Team a shout at support@elizabethsuzann.com, and we'll take care of you!

Rated 4 out of 5
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Style addition

Leaving be the material, color and quality! Wish it had a slit on one or both sides.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Breezy, dreamy comfort

I own this skirt in both colours of linen gauze - one in a M regular, and the second in a M short. I am 5’7” and the regular length fits almost like a maxi on me. I love it, but the short length hits at just the right spot to make me feel like I’m not all skirt, but still totally pulled together. I love it so much. Without being restricted by an inseam, the short length of the Bel skirt is my new go-to option. Thanks, ES team!

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Bell Skirt

Gorgeous. I wanted it to fit high on my natural waist. I also ordered the short option. I am having it taken up a few inches to hit just below my knee. My alterations lady was all about the fabric! She loved it!

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Bel skirt in linen gauze

Love it. I think I will wear it all Spring and Summer.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Has Become a Staple Piece

I have this in the Charcoal, XS and it was on heavy rotation last summer and throughout the fall. I had it tailored to slim down the volume a bit. The new Gen. 4 offers an XXS (which is a perfect fit)--I'm looking forward to ordering the Smoke soon.

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