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Deep violets, you liken to
The kindest eyes that look on you,
Without a thought disloyal;
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 'A Flower in a Letter'
Sweet and simple, the Violet is my favorite kind of skirt. A fully adjustable waist gives the skirt an easygoing functionality, while a drapey tulip hem adds a delightful, floral touch.
- Main: 100% silk printed in Canada
- Lining: 100% cupro woven in Japan
- Designed, cut, and sewn in Arkansas, USA
- Wrap skirt with tie closure
- Tulip hem
- Hidden pockets in side seams
- Fully lined
- Measures 27" long from shoulder at longest point
- Hand wash cold, line dry, warm iron as needed (learn more about garment care here)
This skirt is made of silk Georgette, custom-printed just for us in Canada. Lightweight, sheer, and with a characteristic dry hand and subtle crinkle, this fabric has an extraordinarily elegant drape. I had Mary Cassatt's floral motifs (on dresses, wallpapers, upholstery, and the like in her works) in mind when digitally designing this abstract floral print, referencing several vintage fabric patterns in the process. The fabric is digitally printed using reactive dyes in a process that conserves ink and reduces fabric waste.
The skirt is lined with Bemberg cupro woven in Japan. If you've never worn this type of fabric, you're in for a treat: cupro has all the benefits of being a natural fiber — breathability, biodegradability, durability — in addition to all the benefits of a super silky lining fabric — anti-static, anti-cling, total opacity. Made from the leftover fibers (known as linter) from the cotton plant after the ginning process, cupro is super-sustainable too (a true zero-waste fiber!).
In addition to the fabric, this skirt uses organic cotton thread and cotton garment labels.
Take a look at our Size Guide to find your size.
The Violet is fitted only in the waist, so use your waist measurement when determining your size. If you fall in between sizes, I recommend sizing up if you'd like a bit more leg coverage and sizing down if you'd like to show bit more skin. Nonetheless, because of the wrap construction of the skirt, the sizing is quite forgiving, both up and down.
Sarah is wearing a size 4 and is 5'9" with a 33" bust, 24" waist, and 35" hip.