70 % Premium Baby Alpaca 30 % Mulberry silk
Always well-fitting, elegant and comfortable. Butterfly knit dress is the classic sister to our Frilly cocktail dress. This dress brings a touch of glamour to any occasion and lets you enjoy the moment with ease and comfort, be it at a party or at home.
The idea for Butterfly and Frilly knit dresses was born on the streets of Milan, inspired by Italian elegance and style. The knitted dresses are a more comfortable and effortless version of that style: the flexible, soft and easily cared for dresses are ever so elegant, yet practical and truly pleasant to wear.
We wanted to create the most comfortable cocktail dress in the world. The luxurious silk-alpaca yarn makes this dress shape beautifully around your body and it feels pampering on the skin. The dress will hold its shape well, thanks to the firm stitching. The hem reaches just above the knee on a person of average height.
In need of sleeves? This dress pairs beautifully with our Swan, Breeze or Daisy cardigans. An even warmer option is to wear our Stripe polo neck shirt underneath the dress.
The model in the main photo is 175 cm, wearing the size S. The second model is 162 cm, wearing the size L.
Silk ♥ Alpaca Wool
Exquisite genuine silk is one of the most pleasant materials for the skin. It is composed of many of the same basic substances as human skin. When silk is combined with our finest and softest quality of alpaca wool, the result is a material that is supremely luxurious against the skin.
Our garments knitted from silk-alpaca yarn have a beautiful, glowing surface. This soft shine occurs when light hits the surface of the silk fibre; a characteristic that many have tried to replicate artificially throughout history – without success. Alpaca wool is a natural pair to silk, as the alpaca fibre also has its own unique glow. The secret of the sheen in alpaca wool is in its fibre, which is significantly smoother than other wool fibres.
You might not expect it, but silk-alpaca is actually super durable and easy to care for. Our silk-alpaca garments have remained almost completely pill-free even after years of use, and the knit has proven to be durable even in the very thin silk-alpaca garments. Both materials are naturally excellent in moisture wicking, absorbing and transferring the moisture from sweating efficiently away from the skin.
The wonderful combination of silk and alpaca wool is an excellent choice both for everyday use and for more festive occasions.
Finding the right size
You can either use our smart Fitle size advisor or compare the measurements of the chart (below) to your previous garments.
How accurate are the measurements? Will they change over time or after washing?
Some variation may occur in the sizing of a garment made of natural fibres. However, the knitwear has good elasticity and it adapts to your body’s shape during the first days of wear. The product will keep its measurements well.
When in doubt with choosing the right size, please contact us. Our customer service will be happy to help you!
Since the garment is partly made of silk, we recommend handling it gently and caring for it according to the silk care instructions.
Washing: Gentle hand wash with silk detergent in cool water or dry cleaning. Machine wash on a suitable program for silk at your own discretion. Both silk and alpaca wool are naturally odour and stain resistant, so hanging the garment outside to air is usually enough to freshen it up.
This Alpa® knitwear piece is responsibly manufactured in Lithuania at the production facilities of our long-term partners. Our partners have decades of experience in manufacturing high-quality knitwear products, and together we have uncovered the secrets of knitting with the rare alpaca wool.
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