Over 20 years ago, Marilyn Cobban started Blue Sky Clothing out of the back of a VW van in small-town Balfour BC. Her vision was to help women of all sizes and body types find beautiful styles in natural, breathable fabrics. Since then, Blue Sky has established nine locations in BC and a growing wholesale business. The company’s values are to be kind to the people who make the clothes, kind to the environment, and kind to all body types. As such this fair-trade company specializes in natural fibers, including bamboo, cotton, wool, cashmere, and modal in a range of sizes to fit and flatter most bodies.
This semi-fitted sleeveless dress unites a touch of evening-wear formality with an all-purpose fit and feel. Mesh underlay at armholes and neck provides coverage but allows the natural glow of skin to show through. The bodice is fitted, with light gathers at the bust. A subtle empire cut allows fabric to fall away from the high waist. Fabric sits lightly on the body without pulling: one wide panel in center front, with two narrower side panels, creates a long flat shape from waist to hem. A ruched flounce adds both length and lightness of movement.
Fabric content: 95% bamboo, 5% lycra
Care instructions: cold water wash, hang dry
Blue Sky fit guide: true to size,