Our beautiful everyday wrap dress is a closet staple.
I designed this wrap dress in my postpartum time when I was wanting to feel put together and sophisticated while also feeling comfortable in my ever-changing body. This is an all-body, ageless dress.
Our wrap dress is very very size fluid as is typical with the nature of the wrap dress. Tie it tight or tie it loose; tie it in the back or front. It is your everyday dress to be styled up or down.
We designed our wrap dress to have big billowy puff sleeves - as we do here at Honeydove! I love the feminine flare and comfort that puff sleeves bring.
We made our everyday wrap dress in our favorite comfy cozy raw silk. It is so yummy and very warming.
We are not offering any dyed dresses—only this beautiful natural creme color.
This dress is running true to size. We have three sizes: 1, 2 and 3.
I am 5'5", 120lb and typically wear a 2-4 and I wear the 1 but can also wear the 2. I would say size 1 is most like an XS-M. Size 2 is most like a S-L. Size 3 is L to XXL. So for example if you are a smaller size L then you could wear the 2 or 3. If you are sized similarly to me, you could wear the 1 or 2. Sizing up means more volume, a little more length and puff.
Wash cold or warm and hang dry or dry low to fluff out!
The Process of Creating a Dress:
Creating a dress begins with having an idea made by a sample maker. After many iterations of sample, we send it out to a pattern maker to digitize our pattern. We then have the pattern sent to our sew team for them to figure out how to sew it in larger batches than a single unit. We then receive the sew sample back and make any adjustments to how it was sewn. We then make our production ready pattern and send this to our size grader. Our size grader grades the pattern and sends it to our sew team for fabric cutting. This dress takes 5-7 yards of raw silk to produce (depending on size.) We lose about 25% of each yard of fabric in the washing process of raw silk. Being a beautiful natural fiber, our raw silk per yard averages $14 (the cost of silk has gone up about 15% with the pandemic) not including taxes (10% california tax where we sew our garments), fees and shipping costs. Each dress has multiple parts and takes approximately ~5 hours to cut and sew by an individual human operating a single needle machine. The dress is then sent to washing, where we pre-shrink the dress and then have it pressed and packed. It is then sent to us. As you can see, the dress passes through many hands and there are many people that are needing to be paid in the process of creating our beautiful dress! We calculate our dress by putting together the cost unit of each dress and all fees associated with its creation. We then make sure we are paying ourselves per unit. This is how we arrive at the cost we have. Because I produce in very small batches (around ~100 units maximum) our sewing costs are very high. Made is LA.
Measurements for this wrap dress are difficult to take. The measurements were taken by laying the dress flat with a relaxed fit (so laid out as if it was being worn.) Measurements are ball park to give you an idea of what it can fit but also you can tie these tighter as needed!