Black Dress with Sleeves- The Penelope
An elegant ruched black cotton dress with ballon sleeves that accentuates the waist. The adjustable puff sleeves can be worn below or above the elbow. The skirt of the dress hangs with a slight pleat in the front. This versatile black dress can be worn for work or special occasions.
*Please note this dress does not have pockets like the photos.
This dress is made-to-order and ethically sewn in Denver, CO.
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Please notify us within 7 days of item delivery to initiate an exchange. Exchanges will not be accepted past 7 days from the date you receive your package. The 7 days will start once you received your package, not the day it is shipped.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to request an exchange authorization.
All exchanges must be in the original condition ..not worn, damaged, and tags should still be intact in the original placement.
If you have an exchange and you are not able to find a replacement item, you can choose to have a store credit issued to you.
After you return your item for an exchange, you don't have to exchange right away. You have 6 months to use your store credit. After that, it will expire.
All sale merchandise, including sample sale, are final sale. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.
We are not responsible for shipping costs for items being returned to us.
We do not refund original or return shipping costs. Shipping costs will only be refunded when the return is a result of our error or damaged merchandise.
Thank you for honoring our exchange policy. We aim to provide excellent customer service and communication. We wish we could be more generous with returns and exchanges, but as a small business that is not possible.
Sizing and Measurements
Sizing and Measurements
Milly Dress Sizing
The Milly dress is only sized by the length of elastic. The body of the dress is the same for every size.
XS - Choose if you wear 0-2
S/M - Choose if you wear 4-8
L / XL Choose if you wear 10-14
XXL Choose if you wear 16-18
Total width around (pocket to pocket) is 68”
Milly length 38” starting from the center front chest
Mini Mini length is 28" and does not have a ruffle at the bottom
Penelope Dress Sizing
|Chest||33" - 34"||35" - 38"||39" - 40"||41" - 42"||43" - 44"|
|Waist||27" - 29"||30" - 32"||33" - 34"||35" - 36"||37" - 38"|
|Hips||37" - 39"||40" - 43"||44" - 45"||46" - 47"||48" - 49"|
|Fit Notes: (Measurement's are the wearer's, not the dress itself.)|
|Dress hugs the chest and waist, and is roomy at the hips and skirt.
Although the skirt is forgiving, it has a straight silhouette and hangs with a slight pleat at the center front.
Sleeves are 3/4 length at the longest, and are adjustable with elastic cuffs. They can be pushed up and worn shorter for a puff sleeve look.
All of our designing and production takes place in Denver, CO. Currently we have a team of two people. Meçlâ designs and sews the very first sample, then it is handed over to another local designer, Mimi Shim Studio, to make the pattern as well as sew the orders. They work closely together to get the fit and sizing right before the style is launched. All orders are made-to-order and take 1-3 weeks to ship.
Some of our clothing is made from deadstock fabric from LA. This means that the fabric we purchase is similar to the idea of thrifting for clothing. We buy from a warehouse that is full of fabric that has been over produced by large companies or considered slightly flawed.
We also use cotton fabrics (Sile Bezi, Muslin, and Cotton Voile prints) sourced from a fairtrade, cruelty-free production company in Turkey. The majority of fabrics they make are hand-loomed with the exception of the floral cotton voile. They value working with small businesses and allow me to order in very small quantities.
More about us
Fashion is far from sustainable, but we hope to make a difference by only making what we can sell and design clothing that will last. We value ethical working conditions, livable wages, and local production. We also love our diverse Denver community and often work with and support other local women-owned, creative businesses.
Hi! I'm Meçlâ, owner and designer of the clothing you see in this shop! After years of doing just about everything in the fashion industry, I'm finally fulfilling my original dream of designing and making clothing. Most of my time spent in the fashion world, whether I was buying, merchandising, selling, or styling was around high-end designer clothing. Before I opened my shop, I spent a few years working locally which allowed me to get to know my Denver community and clients.
When it comes to designing clothing, my focus is to make quality pieces and to help people build an interesting wardrobe that combines classic silhouettes with high fashion details. That's why when I started my own label, I wanted to make a clothing line that is fashionable, ethically produced, and made to last for years to come. This wasn't easy in the beginning and I've learned so much this past year! I feel my most recent dresses accomplish this idea of "fashionable with a mix of timeless" and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Thank you so much for stopping by my shop! I'm learning so much on this journey and appreciate your support along the way. Please take a look around and always reach out to me if you have questions.
You can read more about our process and sustainability efforts here.
And read a little Westword press here.