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With 22 hand-cut pieces and nearly five hours of work to complete, the Caroline Dress is the work of patient craftsmanship. Delicate ruffles, bell sleeves and lace insert details evoke another time - the perfect piece for any occasion. From quiet picnics bathing in the sun to a walk down the aisle as an heirloom wedding dress, the Caroline dress carries romance and timeless elegance wherever she goes. The Caroline Dress was made by Angel, one of our talented dressmakers.
  • Short-sleeved maxi dress
  • Delicate and lightweight white eyelet deadstock fabric, feels like an embroidered cotton blend
  • Relaxed A-line silhouette
  • Bell sleeves
  • Ruffled collar
  • Pintuck-pleated details on chest
  • Back neck three-button closure
  • Tiered skirt with white deadstock lace inserts 
  • Unlined and sheer, we recommend pairing with one of our Flora Slips (slip not included) for additional coverage
  • Bra friendly
  • Eco dry cleaning recommended
  • Essence is 5'8 and wearing the small, styled with The Dawn Sandal

When we started Christy Dawn, we just wanted to make beauty. We used deadstock because it was better for the Earth (and most affordable). As we grew, we realized: sustainability is not enough. We can't just sustain. Now it's time to heal.

In collaboration with the farmers and artisans of Oshadi Collective, we started by healing the soil through a regenerative cotton farm in Erode, India. Every aspect of this process is in a direct reciprocal relationship with the human beings who steward the land, the plants that feed from the soil and Mother Earth herself.

Utilizing upcycled deadstock (leftover fabrics from larger fashion houses that would otherwise end up in a landfill) is where we began and organic cotton is how we support the collective as we grow our regenerative farm acreage. Our goal is to eventually produce all of our fabrics through ancient wisdom and regenerative practices.

We have our own factory in Los Angeles. In India, we are working toward creating a fully regenerative fibershed, replete with cut and sew facilities. Our talented team puts care and intention into each seam we sew. Speed is the last thing on our minds; we prefer to slow down and breathe into each piece we are crafting.