With her slim straps and smocking on the back of the bodice, The Gwen Dress is a simple and versatile piece. Based on an easy '50s silhouette, she's perfect for warmer weather and pairs well with The Dawn Sandal.
The Gwen Dress was made by Pedro, one of our talented dressmakers.
- Sleeveless midi dress
- Lightweight pastel pink and multi-color plaid deadstock fabric, feels like cotton
- Square neckline
- Fitted bodice and intricate smocking on the back
- Invisible side zipper
- Unlined and slightly sheer, we recommend pairing with one of our Flora Slips for additional coverage
- Strapless bra friendly
- Eco dry cleaning recommended
- Sandra is 5'6 and wearing the small
- Jasmine is 5'11 and wearing the large
- Matisse is 5'9 and wearing the extra large
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.