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The Essen Dress is a bright, fun printed dress made from a material that contains environmentally responsible ECOVERO™ viscose. This shape is one that we continue to make at ELK with its broad fit and appeal. With a V-shaped neckline, rouleau belt, side pockets and side splits, this easy, pull-on style finishes in a flattering A-line silhouette and is a lovely breezy summer style.
- Made from ELK-preferred sustainable material
- Relaxed, A-line silhouette
- Handy side pockets
- Back yoke and side splits for added comfort
- Bright, dynamic print
- Contains LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Viscose fibres
65% ECOVERO™ Viscose & 35% Viscose Rayon
This smooth, floaty fabric has a matte finish that gives it the perfect versatility to dress up or down. Colours and prints have a vibrant finish, while the lightweight nature of the fabric provides comfort and drape. Viscose has a smooth feel and a breathability that is perfect for trans-seasonal dressing. Please follow the care instructions on your garment so you can wear for many seasons to come.
Contains LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Viscose fibres, derived from sustainable wood and pulp, coming from certifed and controlled sources.
LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibres have been certified with the EU Ecolabel for textile products (license no. AT/016/001) as meeting high environmental standards throughout their life cycle: from raw material extraction to production, distribution and disposal. The manufacturing of LENZING™ ECOVERO™ branded viscose fibres generates up to 50% lower emissions and water impact compared to generic viscose. According to Higg MSI™ tools, CO2 emissions and fossil resource use are approximately half that of the industry average.
A special manufacturing system enables LENZING™ ECOVERO™ branded viscose fibres to be identified in the final product, even after long textile processing and conversion steps through the value chain.
The fibres used in this blend are renewable and biodegradable.
LENZING™ and ECOVERO™ are trademarks of Lenzing AG.
This garment was designed in Melbourne by the ELK team and made by Tongxiang Jimmy Fashions in China. Jimmy has worked with us since 2010 making both woven and knitted apparel. Jimmy is actively working with us to make workplace improvements to ensure the factory is safe, ethical and sustainable. We visit Jimmy at least twice a year and he visits our team in Melbourne annually.
The factory is signed up to Sedex, and undertakes regular SMETA social compliance audits.
Size and Fit
This dress fits true to size, and we recommend taking your usual size. The main fit point to check is the bust measurement to ensure the best fit. The simple hem makes taking this style up if needed is easy.
Approximate bust measurements (measured flat):
6: 47 cm
8: 49.5 cm
10: 52 cm
12: 54.5 cm
14: 57 cm
16: 59.5 cm
18: 62 cm
Approximate waist measurement:
6: 45.5 cm
8: 48 cm
10: 50.5 cm
12: 53 cm
14: 55.5 cm
16: 58 cm
18: 60.5 cm
Approximate length measurement:
6: 131.5 cm
8: 132.5 cm
10: 133.5 cm
12: 134.5 cm
14: 135.5 cm
16: 136.5 cm
18: 137.5 cm
Our model Chiara measures:
Height: 176 cm
Bust: 89 cm
Waist: 70 cm
Hips: 97 cm
She is wearing a size 8
- Hand wash
- Do not bleach
- Do not tumble dry
- Cool iron
- Dry cleanable
- Green dry cleaning preferred
- Cold hand wash using eco-friendly detergents
- Do not soak, rub, wring or spin dry
- Drip dry in shade
- Cool iron on reverse