Silk Dresses

Silk dresses have come a long way from the bedroom, to haute couture runways, to the wedding aisle, and finally, to the streets. This ‘90s throwback piece can take your look anywhere from casual to sophisticated — so we’re embracing this trend with open arms.

Due to its liquid-like appearance and divine texture, silk is by far one of the most luxurious fabrics out there. That’s why silk dresses are comfortable yet elegant, light and airy yet polished.

We like to say a silk dress is the perfect piece to make your body speak French — you just have to know which colours and cuts flatter and accentuate your assets. We have a selection of sustainable dresses in different styles, cuts, and colours. Offered in maxi, midi and mini lengths, our collection of women’s silk dresses goes anywhere from silky occasion gowns to more everyday wearable pieces.

Posh Silky Dresses for Every Occasion

If you’re looking for ideas for the next staple piece in your wardrobe, our silk dresses are the perfect understated statement piece. Our range of silky dresses is designed so you can look and feel your best on any occasion, day or night. You can see all our sustainable silky looks online.

Our Original Silk Dress features a classic silhouette and soft V-neck that adds to that classy lady feel to give you a timeless look. This midi-length dress offers a simplistic, minimalist style with carefully sewn bust darts and a bias cut that give way to a fluid shape.

If classic slip dresses aren’t really your style, take your pick from our other stunning silk designs like cowl neck dresses or more daring mini dresses and two piece sets. Our bestselling Cowl Neck Midi Silk Dress is traced with slender spaghetti straps that give way to an elegant draped cowl neckline and figure-skimming shape. This pared-back silhouette, especially when done in silk, is a truly classic choice for any evening — and is versatile enough to work for all seasons.

Our Balli Silk Set offers free motion for a more fun and effortless look. The silk tie-back top can be worn multiple ways depending on your mood with adjustable spaghetti straps and a front tie that takes a casual look from basic to bold. The skirt is wrap style with an adjustable strap that fastens at one side, making it universally flattering by allowing you to control the fit.. Easy, flattering and versatile, our silky two-piece set is sure to pair well with the rest of your wardrobe: wear it directly from the beach to drinks and dinner or mix and match it with pieces already in your closet.

No matter which style speaks to you, all of our women’s silk dresses feature flattering silhouettes with silky finishes and luxurious sheen.

Sustainable Silk Dresses with Care for the Planet

Silk is a natural, biodegradable, and long-lasting fabric. We take after centuries of designers who have used silk to create stunning garments, working with expert silk manufacturers in London to ensure each step of the production process is as sustainable as possible. From fabric selection to production, we work to utilize all parts of sourced fabrics in the design process, adopt low-impact dyes and use on-demand production to avoid any unnecessary waste of materials.

Because silk is a natural fiber, all of its byproducts are integrated back into the local ecosystem, making it a zero-waste fabric. Moreover, silk is easy to color unlike many other fabrics that require a lot of chemicals when bleaching and dyeing.

Our silk designs are based on quality and feel. We make clothes with timeless designs intended to stand the test of time. Rather than fast fashion and fleeting trends, we offer stylish yet timeless garments that you can wear for a long time.

And like any woman, silk requires a lot of care and attention. It’s a fabric that needs to be taken care of to ensure its longevity and thus its sustainable potential. Silk does not need to be washed as often as other textiles, which preserves the material for longer and is better for the environment. It is usually enough to just air it out, but when needed we recommend professional care.

Our Customer Service

We care about each and every client. You will enjoy the following services from our shop:

  • Wide range of dresses, knitwear, tops;
  • Free delivery for all the orders over €400 in Europe;
  • Secure payments;
  • Complimentary customization services on several styles.

Our experts have many excellent ideas on how to create the perfect outfit for you. Check out more fashion looks on our Instagram.

Delivery & Returns

Free delivery for orders over €400 in Europe

DHL Express Delivery to: France
within 1 to 3 days
DHL Express Delivery to: Europe
within 1 to 3 days
DHL Express Delivery to: Worldwide
within 3 to 7 days

If you change your mind or something isn’t quite right with your order, you have up to 14 days to exchange and/or return it.

For more details, read our return policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, our team is here to help!

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We look forward to hearing from you.

Join the Waitlist

Can’t find your perfect size or style? Sign up below and we will notify you as soon as the fabric for your desired garment back in our atelier.

We think of ourselves as modern-day treasure hunters. We source high quality surplus, aka excess, and sustainable fabric from European factories, warehouses, mills and even directly from luxury brands.

Production runs are wholly dependent upon the size of each roll when we find it. Therefore, everything we produce is part of a limited edition, making it extra special.

Garment Size

Choosing the right size means less shipping and less waste. Here are the details of our Original silk dress.


Body Size

Our EO stylists have created an extensive sizing guide to help you order the perfect fit for your body.

SizeBust (cm)Waist (cm)Hips (cm)
Extra Small76 – 8161 – 6685 – 90
Small81 – 8666 – 7190 – 95
Medium86 – 9171 – 7695 – 100
Large91 – 9776 – 81100 – 105

If you have any questions about sizing or want to discuss custom length options, please don’t hesitate to DM us on Instagram or send us an email at

We will happily find you a match!


Learn about this garments sustainable attributes and how it is helping us save the planet, while making it fashion.

  • Made Locally

    We make everything within 150 miles of each fabric source. Not only does this minimise our carbon footprint, but it also means that the producers often have a greater knowledge of these materials because they have worked with them before.

  • Recyclable

    Using natural fibres means that our products can be fully recycled in the future.

  • On-Demand Production

    As a digital-first brand, we are able to produce our clothes on-demand. We produce our garments in small batches, as you order them, in order to reduce over-production, use less energy, and eliminate excess waste. 

  • Artisanal

    Our garments are handcrafted in specialist, family-run European factories and workshops that uphold the standards of traditional high-end manufacturing. Small production ensures there are fewer emissions than mass- produced items, the fashion is personal, and the design process is valued.



    This garment does not contain any animal skins.

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