parabola dress

Silk Crepe

$ 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. Slim, long sleeves and a high boat neckline keep this dress sleek and interesting. Parabola shaped inset panels at the hips provide body, shape, and swing that move with you. The curves provide drama and movement without widening the whole body. The swing around the hips suggests the classic, womanly s-curve that is so often found in nature, but the piece still remains oversized and avant-garde. An implication of hourglass without exploitation of the body underneath. This style is the next evolution of our Lara Top - the neck and sleeves are the same as the Lara you're familiar with, but from the waist down, things are much more exciting. I find this change to be much more comfortable and less restrictive, and I love the suggestion of shape it provides.

    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.

    Love this style? It comes in other fabrics and colors and as a top! Shop the Parabola Series!

  • 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, medium-weight crepe, 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

    Chung is 5' 7" tall with a 29" bust, 23" waist, and 32" hip and she's wearing an XS. She is wearing a size up from her normal size for a relaxed, slouchy fit.

    Abbie is 6' 1" tall with a 37" bust, 31" waist, and 41.5" hip, and she's wearing a Large.

    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"

     

    GARMENT MEASUREMENTS*
    SIZE CHEST BICEP SLEEVE OPENING HIP SWEEP LENGTH
    (HIGH SHOULDER TO HEM)
    XXS 19" 6.75" 4.75" 25" 35" 42.75"
    XS 19.75" 7" 5" 25.75" 35.5" 43.25"
    S 20.75" 7.25" 5.5" 26.75" 36.5" 44"
    M 22" 7.75" 5.75" 27.75" 37.5" 45"
    L 23.75" 8.25" 6.25" 29.25" 39.25" 46"
    XL 25.5" 9" 6.5" 30.75" 41" 47"

     

    *Garment measurements were taken flat, so double where necessary. All measurements are approximate, +/- a tolerance that is to be expected with handmade clothing.

    Intended to have a relaxed, oversized fit. 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.

    Visit our Sizing Guide for more information on how to measure yourself, how to select your size, and how to 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!