Back when double-layered silk came out on Everlane's site, I was like "Yes, finally!" since Grana has been doing it for awhile and all my favorite silk pieces are double-layered. But I never purchased it since I already had so many silk items that I honestly wasn't wearing (mostly due to the upkeep). But when I saw this dress was on sale (aka 'choose what you pay') I thought, why not? And for those interested, it's still on sale at 45% off the original price. For $69, if you're in the market for a good silk shift dress I think this might be the one for you.
First a note on sizing: I ordered this in a size 6, which is one size up from my usual Everlane size of 4. I wanted a loose fit overall but I think I could have gone with a size 4 as well.
I really love that Everlane chose to do this as a double layer of silk since it prevents VPL and makes it feel so much more substantial than a single layer. I also love that the dress has a v-neck with thick straps at the shoulder instead of a strappy dress like Grana's since it allows me to wear a regular bra underneath. Everlane's and Grana's crepe de chine are both 16mm, which is on the thinner side of well-made silk (Elizabeth Suzann uses 23mm and Cuyana uses 25mm silk), but since this is double lined, that actual momme weight of the silk is not as important. But I did find that it wrinkles pretty easily (as soon as I sat down to tie my shoes I got some wrinkles). And my only other complaint is that I wish it had pockets, though that's a nice to have, not a need to have.
But in the end I decided to return it because 1) I already don't wear any of the silk items I have in my closet and 2) I definitely don't need another black dress and 3) until I hit the gym seriously or do some pilates to firm up my triceps, I'm going to stay away from acquiring more sleeveless dresses. But there's nothing wrong with the dress itself and for $69 it's a great deal (even Grana's silk dresses start at $79 and theirs is only double-lined at the bodice now, not the whole dress anymore). I told myself that if I sell a couple of my silk items and this Everlane dress is still available I'll let myself repurchase it.
Anyone else try this dress and what did you think?