Laura stretched her gleaming neck
Like a rush-imbedded swan,
Like a lily from the beck,
Like a moonlit poplar branch,
Like a vessel at the launch
When its last restraint is gone.
– Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market
Temptation can be impossible to resist. Unlike her sister Lizzie, Laura is unable to restrain herself. Laura shares a ruffled neckline and a keyhole neckline with her sister, but the similarities between the sisters end at the waistline, with Laura's skirt cascading beneath her knees, ending with a voluminous ruffle. While Lizzie balances opulence and restraint, Laura forgoes restraint, choosing instead extravagance and majesty.
- 100% silk noil woven in China and dyed in our studio
- Designed, cut, and sewn in Arkansas, USA
- Semi-fitted shift dress
- Ruffled neckline and circle-cut hem
- Front welt pockets
- Button-cinched keyhole back
- 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 35mm silk noil fabric from China, hand-dyed in our studio with acid dyes to be a juicy pear green. Made from the fibers left over after spinning silk, silk noil (also known as raw silk) is unlike any other kind of silk: nubby, dense, and matte, but with a drape so luxurious you know it just has to be silk.
In addition to the fabric, this dress uses cotton thread, one vintage mother of pearl button, cotton bias binding/pocket lining, cotton interfacing, and cotton garment labels.
Take a look at our Size Guide to find your size.
The Laura Dress isn't truly fitted anywhere, but it is most fitted in the bust and the hips, so I suggest using both your bust and hip measurements when determining your size. If you fall in between sizes, I recommend sizing up.
Sarah is wearing a size 4 and is 5'9" with a 33" bust, 24" waist, and 35" hip.