"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou is one of my favorite poets. She was an artist who painted with language. When Angelou was working on a new set of poems she would rent a hotel suite for a month, go there in the mornings, and just sit with her notebook and thesaurus and see what words came through the silence.
This dress is inspired by Angelou's poem I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. A silk dupioni bodice boasts gilded pinstripes reminiscent of a birdcage. Long narrow straps tie center back for a perfect fit. A floor-length skirt is sewn from four layers of sparkling golden tulle, is fully lined, and shimmers in the sunlight. This bespoke dress will be sewn to the length you choose.
AVAILABLE IN SIZES 12M-12. Expected to ship within 4 weeks. If you need it sooner please send a message.
Our Gracie dress is the perfect summery style. We love the clean lines, strappy back, and full twirly skirt. The fitted bodice, elastic waist, and adjustable straps make for a custom fit. While the dress falls naturally at the knee, you can tie the bow higher or lower for a different length. Pair with ballets or strappy sandals, or both! It is sweet, sassy, and fun. Gracie dresses run very true to size; view details here.
As with all Smockingbird pretties, Gracie dresses are handmade in small quantities with love in the USA. Extend their life by washing cold by hand and laying flat to dry.