sleeveless kara snap dress

Midweight Linen

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  • Description

    I have a real affinity for oversized button-downs, and I knew that I wanted to incorporate the androgynous, universal silhouette into our Signature Collection at some point. However, there are a few elements of traditional button-downs that I dislike, and that I knew wouldn’t work with our manufacturing process. Instead, the Kara Snap eschews traditional stand collars, visible buttons, and sleeve cuffs with pleating. What remains is the suggestion of this classic garment and its spirit, but with all the comfort, ease, and simplicity that are the hallmarks of ES clothing.

    This sleeveless, midi-length, snap-front dress skews masculine, feminine, and everywhere in between. It works in almost any setting—worn to an evening affair or to the beach as a coverup. I wanted to capture the timelessness and the nostalgia; a crisp, button-down shirt is a constant throughout history and in most people's closets today, but this universal silhouette somehow still has the ability to intrigue. This dress style would look so cool unfastened halfway from the bottom, with trousers or jeans peeking through the center slit from underneath.  Named after visual artist Kara Walker, this piece complements a creative, utilitarian lifestyle as an easy layer to slip on and off according to your every prerogative.

    Medium-duty snaps are inserted inside the placket, so they're invisible from the outside. Easy and accessible to open, sturdy enough to not pull apart on accident. Wear closed or open, and fasten as many or as few of the snaps as you like. Form and function in true harmony for this style!

    Cut from our classic, sturdy midweight linen. A year-round fabric with weight and substance, but also lightness and movement. Natural imperfections and variation in weave give this material a rich, earthy feel.

    Love this style? It comes in various sleeve styles and lengths! Shop the full Kara Snap series here.

  • Material & Care

    Fabric: Midweight Linen

    Fiber Content: 100% Linen

    Description: Medium weight, sturdy broadcloth linen that can be pressed to a neat, crisp finish or left wrinkled after washing for a perfectly lived-in look. Linen possesses natural strength and durability, and it's a super friendly fiber on the environment. It requires very little processing and is virtually lint-free, hypoallergenic, comfortable in all seasons, insulating, and absorbent.

    Care: Machine washable. Wash on gentle cycle with cold water. Tumble dry warm. Leave unpressed for a beautifully rumpled look (as pictured here), or press on medium heat with steam to remove wrinkles.

    *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.

    Click here to learn more about our Midweight Linen!

  • Sizing & Fit

    Intended to have a relaxed, easy fit. Sleeveless, with a midi-length hem that hits mid-calf. Snaps begin approximately 6" below the neckline, and stop approximately 10" above the hem.

    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"


    XXS 19.5" 23" 27.75" 46" 7.75"
    XS 20.25" 23.75" 28.5" 46.25" 8.25"
    S 21" 24.5" 29.25" 46.75" 8.5"
    M 22" 25.5" 30.25" 47.25" 9"
    L 23.25" 26.75" 31.5" 47.75" 9.5"
    XL 24.75" 28.5" 33" 48.25" 10"
    XXL 26.75" 30.5" 35.5" 48.5" 10.75"
    3XL 29" 33" 38" 49" 11.5"
    4XL 31.5" 35.25" 40.5" 49.25" 12.25"


    *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 4 out of 5
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Love the snaps

The sleeveless version of this dress fits not quite as loosely as the sleeved version, I think, but both are great. I have the white sleeveless and am really looking forward to warmer weather, but for now, I’m layering it over long sleeved tees and leggings.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Most versatile and fabulous dress

I love this dress so much. I wear it as a vest and also a dress over pants with bottom snaps undone. I love the fit. It does fit a bit oversized. The linen is lovely and I feel great in it. I am plus size 18/20 and bought 2xl. It is very flattering on my body type. Especially like with rolled up jeans. I do plan on purchasing another as I wear as a vest too so it's a versatile piece. Whenever I wear it people comment on it. Perfect wardrobe building piece I thing

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