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The Delphine (aka the shirt-length sister to the Celeste Dress) is the epitome of the statement top. The straight, boxy cut of the top is super flattering and just unassuming enough to draw attention to the Delphine's main attraction: the sleeves. Constructed by sewing a circle-shaped piece of fabric onto a regular sleeve, the sleeves demand attention (but not, you know, too much attention). The keyhole on the back of the shirt is cinched at the top with a vintage mother-of-pearl button and is just long enough to be dramatic, but not too long that you have to go out of your way to find suitable undergarments. And the slightly cropped nature of the Delphine makes it a perfect pairing with high-waisted pants like our Henri Pants, but it isn't too cropped that you can't tuck it in either.
- 100% silk crepe de Chine
- Designed, cut, and sewn in Arkansas, USA
- Boxy, slightly cropped silhouette
- Three-quarter length sleeves with ruffled hem
- Keyhole back with vintage mother-of-pearl button closure
- Measures 21" long
- Hand wash cold, line dry, cool iron as needed (learn more about garment care here)
This top is made of 100% silk crepe de Chine from China. It is a heavier weight of silk (16.5mm) that has been stone washed to give it a perfectly matte look. When I first laid eyes and hands on this silk, I knew it was the one — never before had I seen and felt something so amazingly luxe with perfect drape.
I hand-dyed this silk using acid dyes; I call it Almost Black because if you wear it with something other than black, it'll look perfectly black, but if you pair it with a true black you'll see it look a bit more blue-grey. As with all hand-dyed fabrics, each batch I dye turns out slightly differently (that's part of the fun of it!), so if you are super concerned about the color, please contact us before placing an order.
In addition to the silk, this style uses 100% silk thread, one vintage mother-of-pearl button, and organic cotton labels.
Take a look at our Size Guide to find your size.
The Delphine is most fitted in the bust area, so use your bust measurement when determining your size. If your bust measurement falls in between sizes, I recommended sizing up.
Alyssa is wearing a size Small and is 5'8" with a 35" bust, 26" waist, and 37" hip.