Stella Dress in Bosc Ramie
Stella Dress in Bosc Ramie
Stella Dress in Bosc Ramie
Stella Dress in Bosc Ramie
Stella Dress in Bosc Ramie
Stella Dress in Bosc Ramie
Stella Dress in Bosc Ramie
Stella Dress in Bosc Ramie
Stella Dress in Bosc Ramie
Stella Dress in Bosc Ramie
Stella Dress in Bosc Ramie
Stella Dress in Bosc Ramie

Stella Dress in Bosc Ramie

$ 345


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


Story

Look at the stars! look, look up at the skies!
O look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air!
The bright boroughs, the circle-citadels there!
Down in dim woods the diamond delves! the elves’-eyes!
The grey lawns cold where gold, where quickgold lies!
Wind-beat whitebeam! airy abeles set on a flare!
Flake-doves sent floating forth at a farmyard scare!
Ah well! it is all a purchase, all is a prize.

– Gerard Manley Hopkins, 'The Starlight Night'

 

Like a brilliant star in the night, Stella is meant to be admired. Cut entirely on the bias, this dress plays with the notion of drape, from the sleek-yet-swingy silhouette of the dress to the ruffle sleeves, and lends the wearer some versatility with side ties that can form a bow in either the front or back.

 

Design Details

  • 100% ramie woven in Japan
  • Designed, cut, and sewn in Arkansas, USA
  • Loose-fitting bias-cut dress
  • Long ruffle-hem sleeves
  • Ties are attached at sides and can be tied in front or back
  • Hidden pockets in side seams
  • Unlined
  • Measures 40.5" long from shoulder
  • Hand wash cold, line dry, warm iron as needed (learn more about garment care here)

       

      Materials

      This dress is made of ramie woven in Japan. A natural fiber deriving from a plant in the nettle family, ramie is one of the oldest known fibers used in the world and shares many characteristics with flax — both are coarse yet elegant, sturdy yet wrinkly, breathable and naturally anti-microbial — but is a bit more coarse and rustic. Ramie fabric has a similar roughness on the skin as linen does, so I wouldn't recommend it to those who have skin sensitivities to coarser fibers; however, for those who do not, ramie, like hemp or linen, gets softer and more lustrous each time you wash it. The color of the fabric is a rich, golden mustard brown, reminiscent of a bosc pear.

      In addition to the fabric, this dress uses cotton thread, cotton bias tape and pocket lining, and cotton garment labels.

       

      Fit

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

      The Stella has a significant amount of ease, but is most fitted in the bust and the hips, so I recommend going with the larger of the two sizes corresponding to your bust and hip measurements.

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

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