An exclusively designed garment: 1900’s inspired short length dress with softly padded shoulders and three-quarter length sleeves, made with vintage pastel floral print fabric from the 1950's. Detailing a soft ruffle along the sleeves and neck, narrow pin tucks along the shoulders, as well as antique miniature glass buttons and stretch loops down center front to provide easy access for breastfeeding. Comes with a thin belt that may be tied to accentuate the waist. Paired with the vintage pastel floral print fabric culottes, full-cut and gathered at upper thigh, with soft ruffle finish.
Pair the vintage Nichols dress with the coordinating Beverly Jacket.
self-composition: 100% cotton
lining composition: 100% cotton
buttons composition: glass-rhinestone
Main fabrics and trims used are specialty vintage materials. Secondary fabrics used are repurposed deadstock fabrics.
Style ID: 150009-10-22-02
Sustainably made in Los Angeles
Washing Instructions: dry clean only; green dry cleaning advised
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BEHIND THE SEAMS
3% of the world’s arable land is used for cotton production, but accounts for 11% of pesticides and 24% percent of insecticides. These pesticides, insecticides and polluting chemicals contribute massively to groundwater and soil contamination. 2,700 liters of water are used to make one cotton shirt, which is enough water for one person to drink for 2.5 years.
Our pastel floral print cotton is an exclusively sourced vintage fabric. We used the small remaining quantity, saved the abundant resources and energy used to create it, and thoughtfully gave this fabric a new life, as our charming Nichols Dress.
Choosing vintage fabric is one important step towards effectively breaking the harmful cycle and realizing the ultimate form of sustainability. Our brand believes in saving our planet and minimizing our waste, water and energy footprint wherever we can. We strive to be a part of the emergent movement towards sustainable fashion.