Drape Knit Dress
Drape Knit Dress
Drape Knit Dress
Drape Knit Dress
Drape Knit Dress

Drape Knit Dress

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This form fitting dress is generously knitted and delicately skims the hips. The gathered shoulder allows for the beautifully subtle drape of the neckline. This below the knee dress has small slit down the left side, to allow comfortable movement and long dolman sleeves.            


100% Baby Alpaca wool                   
Hand finished in Peru    

Care                                
Hand wash or place in delicates bag and put on a cool 30-degree cycle  
Wash inside out
Warm iron                                           
Do not tumble dry

WOMEN'S MEASURING GUIDE

Bust Measure around the fullest part of your bust
Shoulders Measure across from the furthest tips of shoulder bone
Waist Measure around the natural waistline usually 2 inches above the belly button
Hips Measure around the widest part of your hips
Sleeve Length Measure from your shoulder point to the sleeve hem

KNITWEAR

Size XP P 1 2 3 4
US 2-4 4-6 8-10 12-14 16-20 20+
UK 4-6 6-8 10-12 14-16 18-22 22+
EU 32-34 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-50 50+

DRESSES

Size XP P 1 2 3 4
US 4-6 6-8 8-10 10-12 14-16 18-20
UK 6-8 8-10 10-12 12-14 16-18 20-22
EU 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42 44-46 48-50

TOPS

Size P 1 2 3 4
US 6-8 8-10 10-12 14-16 18-20
UK 8-10 10-12 12-14 16-18 20-22
EU 36-38 38-40 40-42 44-46 48-50

EMPIRE DRESS

Size P 1 2 3 4
CM I N CM I N CM I N CM I N CM I N
Bust 102 40 112 44 122 48 137 54 147 58
Waist 92 36 102 40 112 44 127 50 137 54
Hips 97 38 107 42 117 46 132 52 142 56
Sleeve Length 41 16 43 17 26 18 48 19 51 20
Length 94 37 97 38 99 39 102 40 104 41

MEN'S MEASURING GUIDE

Collar Measure around the base of the neck where a shirt sits just above the collar bone
Chest Measure the fullest part of the chest across the shoulder blades
Waist Measure around the natural waistline
Sleeve Length Measure from shoulder point to cuff
 

OUR ALPACA YARN

The companies we work with are constantly improving the alpaca fibre through breeding practices and educating small farmers who still own the majority of the Alpacas population throughout the Peruvian Andes. Alpaca is unique in that it’s silky and soft yet incredibly strong and durable, we only use the best quality 100% baby alpaca. This does not come from actual babies but rather the new growth from the adult Alpaca. The added advantage of baby Alpaca is that the fibres are very long and unbroken therefore once woven into yarn the fine hairs remain within that yarn preventing pilling. This adds to the longevity of all our products. Alpacas are shorn in the summer months and Peruvian woman still divide the soft baby Alpaca from the courser Alpaca exposed to elements.  Alpaca has its unique thermal property due to adapting to extreme temperatures of living in such high altitude, throughout the year temperatures are freezing at night and very hot during the day. The fibre has evolved with microscopic air pockets within it which, allows it to be breathable on warm days but at the same time yet traps body heat in cold weather. It is also elastic, non flammable and resistant to odour. Part of the process in our workshop is to wash each of our pieces so they come to you in their softest most perfect form.

COTTON Care

Peru is renowned for its outstanding cotton quality. Fibres can be more that double the length of standard cottons, which add to its softness and durability. Many Peruvian plantations still harvest the cotton by hand, hand picking leads to fewer imperfections leading to a softer finish. We only use 100% organic Peruvian cotton, which is environmentally responsible.

ALPACA Care

Hand Wash (recommended)

  • Gentle hand wash in luke warm water
  • Rinse well
  • Wrap in a towel to remove excess water
  • Dry flat and reshape whilst damp
  • Do not tumble dry

Machine Wash

  • Place the item in a pillow case or net delicates bag.
  • Select a delicate cycle with a temperature up to 30 degrees C.
  • Use a mild detergent.
  • Wrap in a towel to remove excess water.
  • Dry flat and reshape whilst damp.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Alpaca knitwear may also be dry cleaned.
  • Iron on a cool setting.

Storage

  • We recommend keeping all of our knitted garments folded in a wardrobe rather than hanging.

Please call us for swatches (max. 3) or guidance on USA: +1 (718) 877 1870 / UK: +44 (0) 208 878 1244 or email us at customer@carinahildebrandt.com