The Aba is a super easy party silhouette to dress up or down or somewhere in between. (Proof: Ann claims she's worn it to three or four weddings herself.) This riff is new for this season with a shorter, midi-length hem. There’s also a hook-and-eye closure at the top of the neck, which can give it a slightly different look when you wear it closed vs. open, plus elasticated cuffs and a chic, optional self-tie belt. This one is made of a silky charmeuse printed in Italy with a whole garden full of flowers. Bonus: it may not look like it, but the fabric is machine-washable.
We often hear a little trepidation in the shops around polyester, but let us set the record straight: not all synthetics are created equal. Fast-fashion polyester does not go through the same careful refinement process as the fibers used here — this charmeuse is woven in Italy and requires a finer micropoly yarn with an even smaller diameter than natural silk yarns. This gives the finished product a soft, graceful drape and a lustrous finish. And polyester has a few unique advantages: for starters, it’s machine-washable and super quick to dry. It has excellent color retention, so it takes dye beautifully and won’t fade with washing, wear, or sun exposure. It’s naturally resilient and abrasion-resistant (read: keeps its shape and doesn’t pill). And it has low absorbency, so it resists water-based stains and dries quickly… good news for anyone who’s fallen victim to a cocktail party spill or gotten caught in a spring rainstorm. In short: give polyester a chance.
in Green Multi Painted Floral Charmeuse
Regular priceSale price
Unit price/ per
Choosing a selection results in a full page refresh.
Press the space key then arrow keys to make a selection.
Use left/right arrows to navigate the slideshow or swipe left/right if using a mobile device