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The Riley Dress was created with warm beach days and strolls through the farmer’s market in mind. With light, flowing sleeves and an effortless silhouette, she’s the perfect piece for relaxing in whatever form you find the deepest ease. The Riley Dress was made by Teresita, one of our talented dressmakers.
  • Long-sleeved maxi dress
  • Lightweight pale orange, pink and white striped deadstock fabric, feels like cotton
  • Straight sleeves with tailored button cuffs
  • Flat collar band 
  • Partial front button-up closure 
  • Easy, relaxed fit
  • Unlined and slightly sheer, we recommend pairing with one of our Flora Slips for additional coverage
  • Bra friendly
  • Eco dry cleaning recommended 
  • Ally is 5'8 and wearing the small, styled with The Monroe Sandal
  • Valyn is 5'9 and wearing the small 

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.