sleeveless parabola dress

Heavyweight Wool

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  • Description

    A sleeveless, cold weather version of the Parabola Dress, aptly named by one of our brilliant sewers for the curved inset panels at each hip, providing body and shape that move with you. This dress wears as a nontraditional A-line, with a high boat neck and deep armholes. Meant for bulk-free layering, it functions almost as a long vest, keeping your chest and trunk warm while allowing your arms the ability to move with ease.

    In Heavyweight Wool, this is one of the more avant-garde and interesting pieces in the collection. I find it highly wearable, but it's less conventional than our classic tops and jackets. The curves provide drama and movement without widening the whole body, and the swing around the hips allows for easy pairing with pants and skirts. Wear this over slim sweaters and silk trousers, or with bare legs and ankle boots.

    Love this style? It comes in other lengths, fabrics, and colors. Shop the Parabola Series!

    Interested in transforming your garment with a belt? Shop Accessories here!

  • Material & Care

    Fabric: Heavyweight Wool

    Fiber Content: 60% Climate Beneficial Wool, 40% Alpaca, domestically sourced

    Description: An immeasurably soft, heavyweight, plainweave wool that holds the shape of our garments with integrity. Gorgeous visible texture and supple, rich handfeel. Not at all itchy, and super warm without excessive weight. Our wool-alpaca blend is as breathable as it is insulating. Because of its moisture wicking properties, it’s sure to keep you comfortable on a brisk winter day. Our wool is washed in house to give it a brushed, organic finish. Heathered yarn blends natural and colored fiber together for a variegated, earthy appearance.

    Care: Hand wash with cold water and wool detergent. Lay flat to dry. For a sharp suiting look, press on high heat with steam and a wool clapper.

    *Due to wool's short staple fibers, some pilling is to be expected in areas of high friction. Use a wool brick or sweater shaver to remove pills.

    Click here to learn more about our Heavyweight Wool!

  • Sizing & Fit

    Intended to have a relaxed, oversized fit. It's slimmer through the waist with a swing in the hips. Sleeveless armholes are deeper than those on the original Parabola Dress in linen or silk, perfect for layering. Hem hits mid-calf. Slightly more structured in wool.

    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 17.75" 25" 34.5" 7.5" 40"
    XS 18.5" 25.75" 35.25" 7.75" 40.75"
    S 19.5" 26.75" 36.25" 8.25" 41.5"
    M 20.75" 28" 37.5" 8.75" 42.25"
    L 22.5" 29.5" 39" 9" 43.25"
    XL 24.5" 35.75" 49.25" 9.25" 44"
    XXL 26.25" 36.5" 51" 9.75" 44.5
    3XL 28" 39" 52.5" 10.5" 44.75"
    4XL 29.75" 40.5" 54" 11" 45"


    *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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Wonderful winter dress!

I've been wearing this for a couple of months now and I loooove it. It's so warm but doesn't overheat me and it looks effortlessly stylish with any slim fitting long sleeve top, tights and boots. The charcoal wool is gorgeous and I just love the ease and simplicity and beauty of the dress. I've dressed it up to wear in museums and galleries, as an everyday outfit to grocery shopping and as a wearable blanket on the sofa. I really enjoy how ES clothing can be anything you want it to be.

My bust is 32" so I went for S and it fits me just as expected. The fit is very roomy, so even XS probably wouldn't have felt too small on me. The hem hits me at mid-calf at 5'4".

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I love this dress!!! The fawn color is lovely and easily pairs with different tops, boots, and shoes that I have. The weight of the wool is just right...not too heavy but perfect for cold days when you need something warm to wear. Another big plus for me is that it is not itchy!! I’m not usually a fan of this but this is a winner! I probably could have sized down to a small.

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Warm and handy for Switzerland where I live

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