WRAPPER SKIRT DRESS
The Wrapper Skirt Dress is meant to be worn as a skirt or as a dress, this style has pockets and is made of deadstock cotton and linen. This style is a tribute to the wrapper the designer's African mother and father wore, and so many others wore as they moved through the world. It can be worn as a dress with the strap around the neck halter style, strapless like a towel, or around the waist as a skirt.
The fabric the dresses are composed of is a combination of vintage pieces sourced from Oklahoma to Maine to NY, deadstock fabric from NY cutting rooms, as well as scraps and remnants collected inside the NY Garment District cutting rooms. Although each dress is unique, they are all composted of the same fabrics.
Sarah Nsikak is a Nigerian-American living in Brooklyn, New York. Her love of textiles led her to working in the fashion industry for several years after completing a Masters Degree in Art Therapy. The exorbitant amount of waste generated in the fashion industry inspired a re-routing back to her art practice. These hand quilted pieces are made exclusively using recycled material sourced from fashion designers based in New York. Special textiles are also sourced through vintage stores and estate sales.
- Hand wash, line dry.
- 50% cotton, 25% linen, 25% mixed recycled fibers.
- Made in New York.
OS: 28" waist (fully extended), 38.5" outseam.
Melissa is 5’7”, her measurements are 32” bust, 26.5” waist, 37” hip.
*Measurements taken flat and un-stretched.
Shipping & Returns
For most in stock, full priced items, you may return your purchase for a refund, exchange or store credit if we receive the item back in the store within 7 days of delivery. You must request a return authorization within 4 days of delivery. We require that you pay for the return shipping and the shipping fee for the exchanged item.
Shop Boswell uses UPS ground or USPS Priority mail at our discretion for a $12 flat fee for standard items and $18 for hats and heavier items on orders under $300. If the item is large or unusually heavy, we will reach out to the customer for an additional shipping fee, even if the purchase was over $300.
Please see our policies page for specific details and more information about our return and exchange policies.