White and golden Lizzie stood,
Like a lily in a flood,—
Like a rock of blue-vein’d stone
Lash’d by tides obstreperously,—
Like a beacon left alone
In a hoary roaring sea,
Sending up a golden fire,—
Like a fruit-crown’d orange-tree
White with blossoms honey-sweet
Sore beset by wasp and bee,—
Like a royal virgin town
Topp’d with gilded dome and spire
Close beleaguer’d by a fleet
Mad to tug her standard down.
– Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market
Temptation can be difficult to resist. As the sister to Laura, Lizzie manages to save her sister with her sturdy resolve. She shares a ruffled neckline and a keyhole neckline with her sister, but the similarities between the sisters end at the waistline, with Lizzie's hem coming far shorter and straighter than her sister's. Lizzie manages to balance opulence and restraint, resulting in a top that's extravagant yet smart.
- 100% silk noil woven in China and dyed in our studio
- Designed, cut, and sewn in Arkansas, USA
- Sleeveless, semi-fitted top
- Ruffled neckline
- Button-cinched keyhole back
- Measures 22" long from shoulder
- Hand wash cold, line dry, warm iron as needed (learn more about garment care here)
This top 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 top uses cotton thread, one vintage mother of pearl button, cotton bias binding, and cotton garment labels.
Take a look at our Size Guide to find your size.
The Lizzie Top is most fitted in the bust and the hips, so I suggest using your bust measurements to determine 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.