There are outfits from movies that are burned in our collective memories like Audrey Hepburn’s little black Givenchy dress in the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The green ensemble Gwyneth Paltrow wears in the 1998 film Great Expectations is one of those iconic outfits. It was the tail end of a decade of minimalist fashion. The height of the frenzy over Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s chic, simple style. It was a time when long, slim skirts were popular for both casualwear and the office — a style we think is a wardrobe essential.
Why we love it:
- The cut of this skirt skims the body and a front kick pleat added for ease of movement and understated sex appeal.
- Skirt has a higher rise to create a streamlined look and fits at your natural waist.
- We fell in love with this gunmetal gray color, one of the most universally flattering shades and a great neutral for most any wardrobe.
- Micromodal gives the drape of silk, but the ease of cotton when it comes to care.
- The heavier weight of this unique deadstock micromodal fabric is as unusual as it is luxurious and is the best substitute we’ve found for silk jersey.
- We think its softness feels like a gentle hug. It’s perfect for days when you want to wear your pajamas all day, but can’t.
Fit notes and construction details:
- Two inch elastic waistband for comfort.
- Style is designed to be relaxed, but it is not oversized. Order one size up if you want to wear lower on your hips.
- 92% Micromodal, 8% Spandex.
- Email us or send us a text for additional sizing help
- Made in Los Angeles.
- We love this style paired with a button down for a more casual look, you can add a belt or scarf to accessorize.
- Top it with a blazer and one of our Marilyn tees for a more polished look for the office.
- Micromodal should be washed on the delicate cycle in cold water only. Use a detergent formulated for delicates and place the items in a mesh bag while washing will help the fabric wear better over time.
- Tumble dry low or lay flat to air dry.
What is deadstock fabric?
- Deadstock is leftover fabric ordered by brands who overestimated their needs.
- We use several local suppliers in Los Angeles who carry overstock fabric. This strategy prevents us from creating additional waste.
- It also helps lower our carbon footprint as these suppliers are within walking distance of our atelier.
- It also means this style cannot be re-stocked in this particular color and fabric once the supply we purchased runs out.