Ripley Reversible Dress Garden Tale
Our tried and true Ripley Reversible dress is a crowd pleaser, an old favourite with all the made590 ladies and we are excited to have added her to the Every Body range. She is cute, feminine but structured too and we are sure you will love wearing her all year round.
FEATURES: The Ripley dress is a wonderful soft jersey dress with lots of stretch and just enough structure to flatter all shapes and sizes. We love the neckline, which on one side of the dress is a scoop neck, and if you spin the dress around is a V neck, so you can wear both looks easily and with confidence. The Ripley is great in the heat of summer, the soft cotton jersey we use for the dress is lovely and cool to wear. The cut of the skirt on the Ripley dress is a flared skirt, similar to a semi circle, which has excellent panels that flare out and give the skirt an interesting cut, especially in the striped fabrics. The Ripley dress has a soft bound neckline which is great to wear casually, but she can also be dressed up perfectly with some fun accessories like a belt, statement earrings or a sparkly necklace. We love the extended sleeve of the Ripley which sits at a point like a cap sleeve and creates a flattering angle on the arm. We love the softness of the cotton jersey which always looks good out fo the wash and will be low care for day to day wear. She really is the most perfect jersey dress, with much more cute detailing than most, and an interesting panelled skirt which sits perfectly over your hips, even with layers. AND for the first time ever Ripley now has pockets!
HOW TO WEAR: Ripley works perfectly all year round as she is a style that you can layer with a long sleeve top underneath, or with a cardigan over the top. She also works well with stockings in winter, and she has the perfect double neckline options for work. Wear her one day with a V-neck and as a scoop neck later in the week. Throw on a stripe version for weekend wear, and accessorise with a metallic or brightly coloured belt. She looks fabulous with a jacket for work, or a coloured cardigan over stripes always hits the mark for a dressy casual look. We love the length of the Ripley as she is not too short to wear on her own, sitting at your knee (on most heights) and meaning she is completely appropriate for any occasion. We love her worn as-is, pin a little brooch on and wear some cute sandals, or dress her up with a pair of clogs and a leather belt. Ripley is so versatile you will surely be in love after the first wear!
PRINT: Garden Tales By Hayley Wills. Based on her original painting each element was painted individually and then arranged in the style of her paintings. Hayley created this print in custom colours which work perfectly with our knitwear!
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Hayley Wills is a self taught visual artist who lives in Brisbane and is passionate about developing vibrant colour palettes. She enjoys the simple things in nature and turning them into quirky, colourful and unique pieces. She's a perfect match for our own vibrant clothing landscape and we love collaborating with Hayley on new fabrics.
FABRIC: Heavy weight cotton stretch jersey. The same jersey we use for Winnie dresses, Jenny dresses, Brie tops and Autumn long sleeve tops.
SIZES AVAILABLE: XS – 4X
Please scroll to the bottom of the listing for our size chart, these are taken unstretched.
MODEL SIZES: Liza wears size S for photos. Kelly wears XS.
Designed and Made in Sydney, Australia. We use local makers we have worked one on one with for many years.
Measurements are taken of garment laying flat.
Please double all measurements for actual round measurement.
Please be aware that the measurements above are a guide only.
Actual garment may vary as all garments are handmade.