The intricate smocking on The Noelle Dress takes a talented dressmaker hours to create - and that's just one reason we love this ankle-length beauty so much. Her adjustable tops can be won in a halter or crossed at the back, and her flowy, open skirt features a ruffled panel at the hem. Based on a favorite vintage find of Christy's, The Noelle Dress is sure to be a staple in your closet for years to come.
The Noelle Dress was made by Alejandro, one of our talented dressmakers.
- This item is final sale - ineligible for store credit, refund or exchange
- 70's inspired maxi dress
- Light to medium weight black and white gingham deadstock fabric, feels like cotton
- Adjustable and convertible straps can be tied as a halter or buttoned in the back
- Intricate chest smocking with an ivory lace ruffled trim
- Tiered skirt with ruffled hem
- Strapless bra friendly
- Eco dry cleaning recommended
- Katy 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.