Model is wearing a size XS and is 5'9.

The #linearPOEMLITE has a slight A-line silhouette. While the cut is not body hugging, it will gently brush the curves and flair out from above the hips towards the bottom.

 The standout feature on this frock is the voluminous poet sleeves. Because of the gentle 'C' curve and set in shoulder structure on the sleeves, the overall frame of this style appears slimmer and flatters almost every body shape. 

The Poem Lite is an updated version of our original POEM dress reimagined in a soft, stretchy fabric. The balloon sleeve style has been reimagined to fit with the proportion of the new midi length. Additionally, the sleeves are colorblocked with the base of the dress giving the illusion of a two-piece linear look. 

 If you would like to accentuate your figure, try the included wrap belt. 

Start by placing the center seam (in the middle of the belt) at the front of your stomach above your belly aligning it with the narrowest part of your waist. Pull the ends of the belt to center back of the dress crisscrossing it over your back as you pull it back around to the front. Knot/tie in a bow in the front.

The classic belt option is placing the center seam at the middle of your back and pulling the sides towards the front. Knot/tie/bow in the front.

- Stretchy dress allows for over the head entry.
-Great maternity option! Size up if you want extra wiggle room later in your pregnancy.

-This dress runs true to the size chart below. If you are broad in the shoulders and chest for your average size, we suggest one size up for additional range of movement.
-If the size is prefaced by the word 'SMALL', it will work if you are narrower at the bottom part of your body.



XS- 0/2/small 4

S- 4/6/small 8

M- 8/10/small 12

L- 12/14

XL- 14/16


LENGTH/ WIDTH GUIDE: Approx lengths for the POEM LITE dress are taken from center of shoulder to the bottom hem. Double the width for complete circumference around the body. All measurements are taken when dress is on a flat surface. 



LENGTHS- Place a measuring tape at the center point of one of your shoulders (Also known as HPS- High Point Shoulder). The '0' (zero) on the tape should be your starting point. Drop the tape and let it hang. It helps to look in a full length mirror to determine the length that suits you (If you prefer above, on or below the knee). For reference, average lengths (depending on your height) fall between 37-41inches on size XS. Since everyone's torso/leg lengths are different (even if two people are the same height), coverage length can never be exact. For all styles, we list the approximate lengths of our dresses measured from HPS. Please check the lengths to see if they work for you.

WIDTHS: Chest- Position the '0' (zero) of the measuring tape underneath one armpit aligning it      as much as possible with the center part of your bust. Wrap around the circumference of your chest area until the tape matches point zero from the backside. Keep in mind that knits (stretchy styles) can accommodate widths that are broader than the listed dimensions due to fabric forgiveness, while wovens (fabric with minimal or no stretch) will only 'give' to a certain point. Usually, patterns are adjusted to work for sizing when the fabric is woven.

 Hips- Repeat steps for measuring Chest, but start at the widest point of hips.

 Arms- Repeat steps for measuring Chest, but start under armpit and measure around biceps.




Length- 40.5 inches

Chest- 16.5 inches

Hips- 19.5 inches

Arms-10 inches



Length- 41.5 inches

Chest- 18 inches

Hips- 20.5

Arms- 11 inches




Chest- 19 inches

Hips- 21 inches

Arms- 11.5



Length- 43

Chest- 20.5 inches

Hips- 22 inches

Arms- 12



Length- 43.5 inches

Chest- 21.5 inches

Hips- 23



poem lite BLACK & WHITE

  • Voluminous sleeves; you like em, right?
    Introducing the #linearPOEMLITE
    A cut that flatters, it's good to go
    Just like a poem, enjoy its flow
    Not two pieces, it's colorblock
    Made from modal, you NEED this frock
    Balloon sleeve + belt, something to covet
    Trust me when I say, your'e gonna love it
    Delivered to your door straight from this site
    You know what to the POEM LITE :)

    This fabric is like your favorite stretchy t-shirt, but with a luxuriously softer feel. Linear uses this fabric in all of our BASICS styles. 
     94% Modal Rayon/ 6% Spandex

    Due to the nature of rayon, up to two inches of shrinkage may occur after first wash depending on your machine. Hand wash is recommended. Spot treat. Machine wash cold on delicate cycle at your own discretion. Lay flat to dry.  Steam/iron inside out on low heat if needed.


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