A gown with the perfect amount of drama (and pockets) for a noble maiden.
Incredibly full sleeve from elbow down
Poly/Spandex Blended Heavyweight Stretch Spandex
Neck and Upper Sleeve Lined with Ponte de Roma
This dress is a LOT. If you are not prepared for the sheer weight of it on your arms and around your feet we do not recommend ordering it. It's 100% drama.
Colors may vary due to monitor settings
Stretch Velvet only has a 2 way stretch, not the 4 way of our spandex dresses. If you are between sizes you can go down but we do not recommend sizing down a full size (if you are a Large in our ponte dresses get the Large, don't size down to a Medium if you size down to a medium in wraps/essential non velvet dresses).
Available in two lengths: Long and Short. Long is intended for talls between 5'6" and up (though 5'6"-5'10" may still want to hem it further!) and Short is intended for people under 5'5" (and the shorter shorties may want to hem it even more). Both the Sleeves and the Hem are shorter on the Short!
Susan is modeling the Sample M Long. She has a 32" Bust, 25" Waist, 36” Hips, and is 5'9". She tends to wear XS in our pieces but demanded to wear this gown and because it's only fitted in the shoulders/bust/arms it still fit well when she went up two sizes.
Dayna is modeling the Sample M Long. She has a 38” Bust, 36.5” Waist, 44” Hips, and is 5’8”. Her usual size in our pieces is M, which still stretches to fit her perfectly while pregnant.
Lynsi is modeling the Production L Short. She has 39” Bust, 33” Waist, 45” Hips, and is 5’5 1/2”.
Devan is modeling the Sample Medium Long. She has a 40" Bust, 31" Waist, 42" Hip, and is 5'8".
Alterations: You may wish to alter the hem or the length of the sleeves, but we are unable to hem them in-studio. We recommend getting the dress and trying it on before making any hemming decisions. You are best to chalk/pin the changes you want to take to a tailor. Because of the two way stretch of the velvet you may not need to get it hemmed if your body stretches the velvet out more because as you stretch it one way it shortens in the other direction.
Depending on the style you can go down or up based on your own personal preference for fit and look. Different body shapes may also fit better in a different size. Our pieces tend to have very nice stretch.
If you're unsure of what to size off of, the chest for tops/dresses tends to be the most important measurement to check as our pieces have such a good stretch that even if you're more rectangular shaped with a waist nearly matching your bust, the waist of the garment will very likely stretch to fit!
Also the larger a garment gets the more it can stretch as it has even more spandex in it! So smaller sizes can stretch 3-5" while larger sizes can stretch 5-10".
Are you Petite? You likely will want to size down in spandex dresses and tops as they're so stretchy. So if our models with similar measurements to you but tall are wearing a given size you may prefer to go down one size in spandex. Knitwear cardigans and tops may be similar but if something says it has less stretch than our usual knits we wouldn't recommend sizing down. And of course additional hemming may be necessary for things with skirts.
Are you Tall? We don't recommend sizing down as the garments will be shorter on you. We wouldn't recommend sizing up as the shoulders and body may be too large for you. We recommend ordering the size comparable models are wearing.
When we have combined sized styles it means you should still buy the size intended for your measurements. However combined sizes tend to be oversized so you can go down if you'd like a less oversized fit. (It's best to only go down if you are the smaller of the two combined sizes, if you're the second size in a combo size you may hate the tighter fit)
Care: Nearly everything we make is recommended to be hand washed on cold water and dried flat.
For BEST care: Dry Clean if you have a cleaners you like and trust.
We personally throw almost everything in the wash (often with color catcher sheets) inside out on cold; then we drape over our chairs or on a drying rack to let it all dry. This is the best way to care for most RTW Apparel.
Stretch Vinyl: Spot cleaned and sprayed with vodka if you don't want to dry clean yet (Vinyl doesn't do well around ANY kind of heat)
Spandex/Ponte de Roma: Cold Wash, hang or dry flat (hanging to dry can cause it to stretch out). We also recommend color catching sheets when washing Spandex or Ponte as color in the fabric can be shed over many washes.
Velvet: We've turned our velvet pieces inside out and washed them in delicate wash on cold and in garment bags, then laid the piece across our bed to dry. Velvet hates heat so never put in the dryer. We've been fine steaming velvet with a hand steamer. Best care is to dry clean.
Snagged or Pulled a knit piece? Get a Snag Repair Tool, which you can buy on Amazon or in your local sewing shop. This repair tool is easy to use, but there's a great tutorial video if you want help!
Storage: Sweaters should be stored folded, never stored hung up as it can stretch and warp them. Spandex and Ponte can be stored hung up but be aware they can also stretch over time if a heavy dress or skirt.
For In Stock Items we take 3-7 days to ship.
If you live in Los Angeles we offer pickups at The Perky Nerd that are dropped by Fridays of every week, just add the 'Pickup' listing to an order you'd like dropped at TPN!
All discounted stock purchases are FINAL SALE - no returns/exchanges. Returns of full price and preorder apparel are to store credit (never expires). Shipping is non-refundable. We do not allow any cancellations.