Convertible MAXI Dress - Porto (bubble) Cotton
HOW I WEAR IT - 3 WAYS & WEAR ANYWHERE!
Tied Back MAXI - Wear it full and chic with some great flips or sneaks!
Empire Waist Tied - Elegant with a pair of suede slides
Waist Tied - With a wedge espadrille and some great beads
In these unusual times, you can still throw on a breezy dress and go -- whether you're feeling comfy & casual, understated & elegant or cool & chic. It's nice to throw on a skirt or dress and not feel overdressed -- just 'dressed.'
The body drape is lean through the body but full at the hemline, to fit all body shapes but create a lean look that is fuller and feminine.
The length is perfect. It hits just below the knee cap - almost tea length. Since you can wash this dress, you can dry it to get it shorter or let it air dry and hang it to keep it longer. The best part is, you can decide each time you wash it.
The material is so 'summer breezy'! The outside is a 100% Porto Cotton that has a very cool 'bubble' texture once washed (and these are pre-washed!). The lining is a soft , breathable mesh that hangs just below the outside layer to create a very cool exposed slip. Both hemlines are raw cut which is even better.
The convertible straps are just the right length to just tie back, tie at the empire waist level or at the waist level. They are made of an unusual 1/4" tubular gros grain, so they are solid but delicate.
INSPIRATION - THE BACK STORY
Two things inspired this dress: Our Spring 2019 Maxi Dress & this Porto (bubble) Cotton material - it's amazing.
Our Maxi Dress from Spring-Summer 2019 (made of double gauze) was a huge it and rightly so. It fit everyone well and could be thrown in a bag and worn to the beach or to dinner. SO - we decided to relaunch it with just a few tweaks: we made the neckline a flattering V, and made the straps convertible so this dress can now be worn as a Full Maxi (tied back straps), Empire Waist or Waist Tied. But what really makes this dress is the Porto (bubble) Cotton and slightly exposed Soft Mesh Lining.
When I discovered this cotton years ago, I was unable to access it. However, the opportunity appeared to source it and it was at just the right time. This cotton is light like gauze but creates these cool bubbles in the weave once washed and dried to give it just a little edge. And as always, we leave the hemlines raw for even a bit more street edge.
Enjoy this dress now or into the Fall with a great crop sweater and ankle boot.
FABRIC CONTENT / CARE
- 100% Cotton Shell
- 100% Soft Nylon Lining
- Wash in Washer on Gentle / Hang Dry or Tumble Dry Low Heat