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about our wool

We source Woolmark® certified merino directly from the McBride family farm located on the coastline of SE Australia.

As a family-run organization, the McBrides are creating a sustainable company for generations to come. The farm is specifically focused on improving energy efficiencies, land conservation, and biodiversity.

mechanical stretch jersey

The same blend as our signature fabric, but knitted with a touch of stretch.

78% Ultrasoft Merino Wool
22% Nylon
180 GSM
17.5 Micron Wool

Customer Reviews

Based on 182 reviews
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J.
Height: 5’2”
Weight: 143
Bra Size: 36C
Size Purchased: M
Usual Size: S
It’s all about the waist

I was attracted to this dress because of the fitted waistline, because it is slightly thicker than the signature jersey, and because it Is a midi. Even at just 5’2”, I find most of the Wool& swing dresses to be too short, generally hitting above my knees.

I am pear-shaped, generally wearing small on top and large on the bottom. Worried about the waistline being too tight, I first tried size large. But the bodice and arm holes were too big and it didn’t work. So I compromised and bought a medium. My waist is 33 inches, and the waist was a bit tight, so I had it professionally altered by replacing the elastic, expanding it by 1-1/2 inches.

For two years, I have enjoyed wearing this dress. The cobalt color is lovely, and I like the drape and the length. But it is not my most comfortable wool& dress. Either the bodice is not long enough, or my waistline is much higher than I realized. And frankly, the waist is still a little tight. Wearing this dress has made me realize that my waist line also is probably a large or almost nonexistent!

My advice for would-be buyers of Sofia: The waist is the most important measurement and a key element in your wearing experience. Women whose bust and waist sizes are proportional and pretty much match will be happiest. Also, I I don’t think the bodice is long enough, so if you are long waisted, you might be uncomfortable with the waist placement.

Pros: Nice weight of fabric, nice midi length, pretty silhouette, good color.
Cons: Bodice perhaps too short, not suitable for those with fairly thick waists.

A final note: the seamstress who replaced the elastic was very impressed with the quality of the dress and workmanship. By the way, the elastic is sewn in, so replacing it is a bit more complicated than just opening a casing, taking out the old and putting the new in.

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Cynthia

Amazing dresses

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Mary G.
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 162
Bra Size: 36DDD
Size Purchased: XL
Usual Size: L
My Absolute Favorite

I have quite a few Wool& dresses and this one is, by far, my favorite. I don't normally wear sleeveless anything, so I was hesitant to order. I throw this on all the time, it is what I would like to wear every single day. I can top it with a cardigan or a shirt, or one of my many hand knit shawls. It just looks great no matter what. Now, I have to keep myself from ordering every color! I didn't think I wanted another black dress, but this one is just so pretty, flattering, and endlessly versitile. I sized up and I am glad I did.

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R.
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 136
Bra Size: 34B
Size Purchased: M
Usual Size: S
Second time's a charm!

I originally purchased a Sofia last year but the armholes gaped on me and were so low that my bra was exposed. When I heard there were updates to the design I decided to try it again, and WOW what a perfect dress this is for me now! The wider waist band is so comfortable, the armholes fit perfectly, the midi length is super flattering (as is the flowy sweep), and I just love, love, love the side slits. The spruce color in person is a bit lighter than what it looks like online, but it is still gorgeous. I hope to see more colors come out as I definitely want another one. Size-wise I fall between a small and a medium and I ended up settling on the medium so that I can add additional layers underneath during the winter. This will absolutely be a four-season dress for me! (P.S. Sofia gets a lot of spontaneous compliments.)

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Lisa F.
Height: 5’3"
Weight: 135
Bra Size: 34C
Size Purchased: S
Usual Size: S
Ochre color is AMAZING but the sizing on this style just didn’t work out for me

I wanted to love this dress so much! first I ordered Medium and it was too large. Small was too small. And the length on me made me look a little frumpy. I feel if it was either a little longer, or a little shorter it would have looked better. I was so disappointed because I had been wanting something in Ochre for so long! I do have to say I’ve been buying Wool& for a few years now and have quite a few pieces collected. But it usually takes me numerious times to get the sizing just right. But I love the clothing so much I guess it’s worth the try!

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