Phoebe Dress in Eggplant Denim
Phoebe Dress in Eggplant Denim
Phoebe Dress in Eggplant Denim
Phoebe Dress in Eggplant Denim
Phoebe Dress in Eggplant Denim
Phoebe Dress in Eggplant Denim
Phoebe Dress in Eggplant Denim
Phoebe Dress in Eggplant Denim

Phoebe Dress in Eggplant Denim

$ 245

This style is made to order and will ship in 3-4 weeks.


Story

I had always wanted to design a curve-hugging shift dress, but I had always been intimidated by the process. I'm not really sure why — perhaps it was the sheer number of measurements to get right — but every attempt up to this point had always fallen short and was subsequently scrapped. But this time, when I wasn't even trying to design a curve-hugging shift, I finally got it right with the Phoebe.

The Phoebe, in fact, started out as a totally different dress: I was going for a short, somewhat loose-fitting jumper that would pair well with turtlenecks and leaf piles and libraries. But each prototype I made of the dress wasn't quite right, and I kept changing the darts and seamlines to be more and more fitted until I had a curve-hugging siren of a dress. The moment I put it on, I was in love — it was flattering and slinky but not too much so, and the boxy neckline and patch pockets gave it an unassuming vintage vibe. I like to think the final version of the Phoebe still pairs well with turtlenecks and leaf piles and libraries, but it also works for the office or a night out on the town or anywhere you're willing to flaunt your figure.

 

Design Details

  • 100% organic cotton denim from India
  • Designed, cut, and sewn in Arkansas, USA
  • Fitted shift dress with French and double-pointed darts
  • Back zip
  • Front patch pockets
  • Unlined with interior contrast bias trim
  • Measures 35" long from shoulder
  • Hand wash cold, line dry, warm iron as needed (learn more about garment care here)

       

      Materials

      This dress is made of 12-ounce GOTS-certified organic cotton denim from India, hand-dyed in our studio with eco-friendly fiber-reactive dyes to be a dark, reddish eggplant. I've stayed away from sourcing denim in the past simply because I couldn't source what I was looking for, but I finally found it: thick, durable, substantial, but still soft.

      The rich purple color of this denim pairs well with basically every autumnal hue: mustard, fawn, evergreen, red, black, the list goes on. I especially love it paired with our Mocha Khadi and Saffron Dot fabrics, though.

      In addition to the fabric, this dress uses recycled polyester thread, a YKK zipper, a metal hook and eye, organic cotton labels, and cotton bias tape.

       

      Fit

      Take a look at our Size Guide to find your size.

      The Phoebe is fitted just about everywhere, so make sure to use all three measurements when determining your size (pick the largest size corresponding to each of the three measurements). Because of the thickness of the denim fabric, this style runs a bit smaller than the other two Phoebes, so if you're at all unsure, I recommend sizing up.

      Sarah is wearing a size 4 and is 5'9" with a 33" bust, 24" waist, and 35" hip.