The Annette is an especially ladylike shirtdress with a stand collar, a self-tie waist sash, and a tea-length hemline. Remove the belt, though, and it takes on more of a caftan vibe A very ladylike caftan. This one is made up in a very cool, gouache-painted floral from Liberty Fabrics that almost reads as texture from a distance.
Liberty Fabrics has been producing some of our favorite prints since 1875. Their signature Tana Lawn® quality is fine, cool, and especially soft. While it's woven from ultra-fine, long-staple Egyptian cotton, it almost behaves like silk, with a lightweight drape and beautiful color vibrancy. In their own words, it's “a fabric built by obsession, perfected into a modern masterpiece of production through a bespoke process that has evolved over a century.” Each print is hand-drawn or painted by their London-based design team, then applied to fabric at Liberty's own printing mill in Northern Italy.