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Portia Dress

Portia Dress

Regular price $168.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $168.00 USD
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A stunning, simple, and highly flattering adjustable midi dress with generous hidden side pockets. Pull the ties as loose or tight as you like and tie in bows or leave long. Perfect for holiday parties and sunny mornings in the garden. 

This dress runs slightly on the roomy side to accommodate larger busts. If you are between sizes, we recommend going with the smaller size. Kendall is 5'5" and is wearing a S in the maroon wave cotton poplin, brown cotton seersucker, and blue cotton flannel check. Also available in black cotton poplin, and ivory and black organic cotton/linen. All the cottons are drapey yet crisp, like a dress shirt, except the flannel which is soft and drapey.


Choose from our beautiful deadstock cottons: black poplin, maroon wave, pink check, blue check flannel, olive stripe poplin, and brown seersucker, and our amazing ivory and black organic cotton/linen blend. All of the cottons are crisp, with a poplin feel (think button-down dress shirts), except the blue check which feels softer, like a flannel shirt. See pictures of each of our fabrics here.

Shipping & Returns

Our pieces are made-to-order to cut down on fabric waste and inventory. We list our current lead time at the top of our homepage, but generally, allow about a week for your item to be cut, sewn and shipped out. We will send you an email with tracking once your item has been shipped. Read more here.

Size + Fit

Visit our size chart here for exact garment measurements.

Care Instructions

With deadstock fabrics, it's hard to know the exact recommended care instructions, but since cotton can sometimes shrink in the wash, we recommend washing on cold and hanging or laying flat to dry. Some garments may shrink about an inch vertically when washed and dried at a high temperature. We recommend washing on cold and air drying for the longest life.

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