Remember the scene in “The Notebook” where Noah takes Allie out on a rowboat in a beautiful swamp? That exact swamp just northwest of Charleston is distinguished by its towering cypress trees whose falling leaves tint the water the color of sweet tea, and it’s one of Eliza's favorite places in the Lowcountry for this dreamy landscape. The dress’ delicate floral pattern closely models duckweed, the world’s smallest flowering plant, which rests atop water and covers cypress swamps in a field of green year-round. The crochet trim on the skirt tiers reminds us of Spanish moss hanging low from oak and cypress tree branches, a defining feature of the lush Lowcountry landscape.
The Cypress dress is composed of cotton poplin smocked at the bodice and resting at midi length, with skirt tiers highlighted by cotton crochet trim. Ruffle sleeves join at the back with two dainty bows that can be tied to adjust to bust length. To top it all off, it’s fully lined with soft cotton—and has pockets!
Eliza is 5’7” and is wearing a size Extra Small. This dress fits true to size.