'an easy complex shift' detailed distressed dress/tunic

Easy to wear, complex to look at, that is! This dress has been meticulously pieced together from different natural fabrics, with unusual textures added throughout, along with half-shades and distressed tones. Lots of surprises everywhere, with asymmetrical modern collar and beautiful shades of teal and brown paired with black. Wear it as a dress, by itself or under long cardigans or jackets, or layered over sheer pieces (shown here in some of the pictures), or as a tunic with tights, jeans, skinny pants and boots (artist's personal favorite look). Can be dressed up or down in a flash, too. A beautiful piece with just the right weight to enjoy throughout the year. Product code: L2202


Shift dress, asymmetrical collar, added textured, pieced construction, mixed fabrics, hand-painted, distressed, raw edging.

Note: Each piece is available only in the size mentioned, but modifications to change the fit are always possible (longer, shorter, smaller, roomier, etc.), often with just button repositioning and often at no extra charge, so please ask.

Each piece is designed, constructed, hand-painted, distressed and embellished entirely by the artist, from start to finish.

There are always matching pieces and accessories. They just may not be listed yet, so please inquire if you cannot find something to complete the outfit.

Size: medium, shown on small. Measurements: 40" chest, 38" waist, 48" hips, 35" long.

Silk, cotton, linen, batiste.

Black, teal, off-white, brown.

Hand wash cold, dryer OK, pre-shrunk.

All garments arrive to you freshly cleaned, unlike regular store-bought items, and are ready to wear.

Dry-cleaning is ok on most items but only if gentle methods are used and the cleaners are familiar with cleaning hand-painted delicate fabrics.

To freshen up any item that doesn’t need deep cleaning simply mist it with a water spray and put in the dryer on medium heat for about 15 min.

All garments can be hand washed. Wash each item separately, cold water only, minimal amount of detergent, and as briefly as possible, no soaking. The wash can be followed by a spin in the washer and dried on medium heat until dry. Knits should be hung-dried and when dry, finished in the dryer for a few minutes to soften.

Hand-pressing may be necessary after the wash and dry to straighten out the seams and edges which tend to pucker or curl on natural fabrics.

Some hand-dyed items may leak a bit of color during the washing, that is normal and will not affect the item. Using liquid softener during the wash will minimize any color leaking.

For more tips and details please refer to the cleaning instructions card included with your package.

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