Sample Sale

second - florence short

Silk Crepe

$ 93.00
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Availability: This garment is in stock and will ship when we are able to return to work according to COVID-19 protocols. All Sample Sale garments are final sale. Visit our FAQs.

  • Sample Sale

    **As a reminder, a Sample Sale garment is not safely yours until it has been purchased and the payment has processed!**

    This garment is part of our online Sample Sale and falls into one of two categories:

    • Seconds: This category includes garments that have been lightly worn or have a minor damage that should not compromise the overall integrity of the garment, as well as good condition garments that have been discontinued due to style, pattern, or fabric changes. 
    • Overstock: This category includes unworn customer returns, photo shoot samples, as well as excellent condition garments that have been discontinued due to style, pattern, or fabric changes.

     

    THIS ITEM IS FINAL SALE. Learn more about our online Sample Sale, or visit our FAQs for more information.

    Want this item in a size or color not available here? Visit the original, made-to-order garment here.

  • Description

    A short based on one of our favorite, oldest pant styles - the Florence. I am decidedly not a shorts person - but dressing comfortably for warm climates almost always requires some kind of alternative to pants, and I wanted to tackle the challenge.

    The silhouette I'm most drawn to is that of the 1930s and 1940s tap shorts with a narrow waist and wide, full thigh opening. I aimed to follow the rule of thirds, with the distance from natural waist to hem of the shorts taking up about one-third of total leg length. The hem hits right around mid-thigh, which feels comfortable in terms of coverage but still keeps most of your legs out in the open air. In super soft and drapey silk crepe, these feel like absolutely delicious pajama shorts that you can also totally wear in public.

    The wide, full silhouette creates a beautiful shape that still feels modest and elegant. A generous inseam makes them practical and wearable (everybody knows that a one or two-inch inseam on shorts is a recipe for discomfort). They are nostalgic and quite modern at the same time.

    Looking for more Florence styles? Shop the whole series!

    Love this style, but wish it had pockets? Check out our Clyde Work Short.

  • 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 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

    High rise, relaxed short. Intended to skim the hips and taper out at the thigh.

    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"

     

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

    Sizing discrepancies, minor shrinkage errors, and discontinued patterns are possibilities with a Sample Sale garment, so your garment may not accurately reflect what a current and properly constructed garment will fit like. We also do not recommend basing future orders off of your Sample Sale piece(s)! 

    While we are unable to provide measurements for each garment at this time, feel free to email us at support@elizabethsuzann.com if you have any other questions.

  • 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!

    All Sample Sale garments are final sale and are non-returnable and non-refundable. We encourage you to read about our online Sample Sale to learn why!