Fitted and structured with a modest length and a high collar, the Greta has a Victorian vibe balanced by colorful contrast banding and subtle vintage-inspired details. Getting the right balance of modest-but-not-drab and detailed-but-not-fussy was the hardest part of designing the Greta, and I kept adding and removing design elements until I settled on what you see here.
There are lots of little things I love about the Greta — the pleats, the collar, the vintage mother-of-pearl buttons on the back — but my absolute favorite is how it fits. The dress uses the same perfect-fit bodice block pattern as SS17's Picnic Dress, but with slimming front pleats and without buttons in the front, it's even better for larger busts. I love styling the Greta simply with oxfords and statement earrings, and I've also found it to work well layered under sweaters and jackets and over tights.
- Main: 50% khadi / 50% cotton handloom fabric from India
- Contrast: 100% organic cotton corduroy from India
- Lining: 100% Tencel from India
- Designed, cut, and sewn in Arkansas, USA
- Fit-and-flare silhouette with fitted bodice and gathered skirt
- Contrast waistband, neckband, hem, and sleeve cuffs
- Back zip closure with three loop buttons above
- Hidden in-seam side pockets
- Fully lined
- Measures 39" long from shoulder
- Hand wash cold, line dry, warm iron as needed (learn more about garment care here)
This dress is made of a blend of khadi (hand-twisted) cotton and regular cotton, crafted in India by skilled artisans on a handloom. It is very slightly sheer and unbelievably soft with a nice lightweight drape, and it is adorned with a box pattern that is part of the weave of the fabric.
The contrast fabric is an organic cotton corduroy from India, hand-dyed in our studio with eco-friendly fiber-reactive dyes to be a dark, saturated blueish-green.
The dress is lined with a plain-weave 100% Tencel fabric from in a fair-labor mill in India. It was dyed in-studio with eco-friendly fiber-reactive dyes to be a bright saffron yellow (the same color as our Saffron Dot fabric). In the light, you can see a glimmer of the yellow through the fabric (especially through the bits of the woven pattern that are sheer), which I like to think gives the dress a bit of extra panache.
In addition to the fabric, this dress uses cotton thread, three vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, a metal hook and eye, a YKK zipper, organic cotton interfacing, and organic cotton labels.
Take a look at our Size Guide to find your size.
The Greta is fitted in the bust and waist, so use both of those measurements when determining your size. The style runs true to size, but if either measurement falls in between sizes, I recommend sizing up.
Sophie is wearing a size 4 and is 5'8" with a 36" bust, 28" waist, and 38" hip.