Fair Trade Organic Boat Neck Dress - Dresses - Women

Fair Trade Organic Boat Neck Dress

Item  02611

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Fair Trade Organic Boat Neck Dress
Item  02611

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With this dress in your wardrobe, you'll never again face another "I have nothing to wear" moment. The classic boat neck and softly fitted silhouette do beautiful things for almost any body. Elbow-length sleeves are sleek, modern, and span seasons.

  • 100% organic Pima cotton interlock
  • Machine wash
  • Back seam
  • 38-inch length (size Medium)
  • Gently shaped
  • Fairly made in Lima, Peru

Fair Indigo Premium Fabrics
Peruvian Pima cotton is one of the softest yet strongest of all cottons. It's a type of extra-long staple cotton that produces a fabric that is silky smooth and longer-lasting. Your dress will feel wonderfully soft right out of the bag and endure beautifully for years with minimal shrinking or pilling. The ingenuity of our organic interlock fabric is its ability to stretch and retain shape beautifully without spandex. This is called mechanical stretch – achieved by the structure of the knitted yarns themselves. The fabric is also washed before the garment is cut and sewn, an uncommon but very beneficial process. It not only insures your dress won’t shrink, but also prevents puckering and twisting around seams that often happens in your dryer when fabric shrinks but threads don’t.
How does it do good?
Our non-GMO organic cotton is grown on a small family farm in the climactically ideal Ica region of Peru. It’s then milled and knit in GOTS certified mills that are leaders in water recycling and earth-friendly practices. Our dyes are Oeko-tex certified - gentle on the earth, farmers, garment workers, and you. Our boat neck dresses are meticulously fashioned in a small fair trade workshop where employees are paid fairly and treated, like family, with dignity and respect.

Sizing & Fit

To ensure you get the best fit for your body type and fit preference, use the charts below. For best results, measure over undergarments at fullest part of your bust, at the natural bend in your waist (usually an inch or two above your belly button), and at the fullest part of your hip.


Gently shaped - slightly fitted silhouette. The feminine shape accentuates your waist without being tight or clingy.

  • Bust : XS: 32, S: 34, M: 36, L: 39, XL: 42
  • Hip : XS: 37.5, S: 39.5, M: 41.5, L: 44, XL: 47
  • Length : XS: 37, S: 37.5, M: 38, L: 38.75, XL: 39.5

Customer Reviews 23 item(s)

Love this dress!
Throw it on, grab a scarf or necklace, look put together. Even though I'm as comfortable as if I were wearing pjs. Perfect dress. Just ordered another. Please release additional colors!
Review by Rebecca / (Posted on 8/16/2018)
Will buy more colors of this dress. A wardrobe classic.
Beautiful simple dress. I am curvy and full figured and this dress looks wonderful. I make my own jewelry so it is a wonderful way to display it.
Thank you for making a simple , elegant and flattering dress for an older woman who doesn't was to dress "old".
Review by Stephanie / (Posted on 6/10/2018)
Very pleased!
I own two of these dresses and absolutely love them! They are extremely comfortable and can easily be dressed up or dressed down. The length is great (right around my knees). I chose patterned options because I think they are more flattering, but I honestly would not mind having one in every color/pattern since I enjoy them so much!
Review by Erica / (Posted on 5/22/2018)
Comfortable, Work-Appropriate Dress
Fair Indigo dresses are my favorite - I hardly own any other brand! I am about 5'10, 145 pounds, wear a 34D, and the Medium fits nicely. The weight of the material (not too thin or thick) allows it to drape nicely, and since I prefer a looser, flowing fit, it's perfect (if you want it to be more form-fitting, get a small if you're around my size).

This hits me right above the knees, so it's appropriate for work and I don't have to worry about flashing anyone! It's comfortable and allows me to look put together incredibly quickly. Highly recommend!
Review by MrsMags / (Posted on 4/14/2018)
Cut did not work for me.
I debated for while between the size S and M, as I was half inch over the size S on the chart. I ended up with the Medium, and while it fit my shoulders and arms, it was quite formless and baggy everywhere else. It was also too long on my 5'6" frame - looked "frumpy" on me. Bummed as I was hoping to have this as a wardrobe staple. Material was lovely and soft.
Review by Jacqueline / (Posted on 3/19/2018)
Perfect LBD
I bought this dress in black and it is the perfect LBD! Not only is the cut of the dress very flattering, it’s also one of the softest dresses I own. It’s great for work, weekend and travel. I will be purchasing in other colors! Note that I sized down to XS because the S, which would have been my usual size in other brands, had a bit too much fabric in the waist and underarm area. For reference, I’m 5’7, 130 pounds and I have a 26-inch waist. The XS fits me just right!
Review by Nicole / (Posted on 3/2/2018)
would buy again
After reading other reviews, I decided to buy this in a smaller size than I normally wear because I didn't want it to be too loose. I'm pear shaped and normally wear a 4/6 suit jacket and 8/10 pants. A small fit well. With some good Spanx an even smaller size might fit well, but I wanted to be able to wear it to work. My only complaint is that they have their logo in the bottom left hem which to me makes it slightly less professional looking.
Review by Christine / (Posted on 1/5/2018)
Great Dress
This is probably the best dress Fair Indigo has. It fits nicely and is comfy. It looks good as is or you can dress it up. The sleeve length works for a number of different seasons.
Review by Steph / (Posted on 12/27/2017)
Favorite Go-To Dress!
This has now become my favorite go-to dress! I ordered the boysenberry - the color is vibrant, it fits nicely, and is well made. I received tons of compliments when I wore it the first time, and I will probably order another one in the near future!

(Also, I want to note that I received excellent customer service when I called about a problem with the shipment. You've got me as a long time customer just for that! Thanks.)
Review by JenKen / (Posted on 7/28/2017)
This is an amazing dress.
This is the loveliest dress! The fit is amazing If you like dressing classy; as I do. Then you'll love this dress. love it with heels or leather riding boots. wear alone or cardigan over it. I own it in navy stripe and rust.
Review by Mari / (Posted on 10/21/2016)
The Perfect Dress
This is my favorite dress, oddly enough. It's just a lovely, soft cotton knit dress that fits me perfectly, and seems to be the right choice for nearly every occasion by dressing it up or down. I now have it in two colors. Love.
Review by aliceindandyland / (Posted on 1/23/2016)
Comfy, versatile dress
This dress is very comfortable. The fabric is quite soft, not too heavy but substantial enough. The burgundy color is a beautiful wine red, which I love. It's a nice straight style; the boat neck is pretty conservative (re: high), so good for work, but I'd love if Fair Indigo would do this style (straight skirt, 3/4 sleeves) with a v-neck. The length is perfect for me (5'5"), hitting just above the knee. I got a size small (my measurements are exactly those for Fair Indigo's size 6) and the fit is somewhat loose, definitely not fitted; you could probably size down in this dress if you want a more fitted style, but I'll keep the small since it's quite comfy a bit looser and maybe will shrink a bit with washing.
Review by ecg / (Posted on 10/21/2015)
My first "little black dress"
Comfortable, soft, but substantial, Pima cotton. Fits well even tho I usually wear petite sizes. Looks good with a variety of jackets. Only con is would have liked an inch or two longer length. Have not washed yet, so reserve judgment in that regard. If it washes nicely and without shrinkage, great value!
Review by Mary C (Cape Cod) / (Posted on 8/31/2015)
Best dress ever!
Hi, I am not small, not big,....maybe fluffy. This dress is so comfortable....it feels like a very favorite worn nightgown. We went to an all day and night wedding and I was so comfortable. I put some funky jewelry and a little jacket over it. It is so versatile.A belt with a pop of color and different jewelry could be a whole new look. The best part is when I got warm I felt just fine taking my jacket off because of the 3/4 length sleeves. (definitely hides my angel wings.) This dress is very slimming and I will be ordering it in another color. Thank you so much!
Review by Marie (CO) / (Posted on 8/31/2015)
Great texture, nice shirt
I loved the soft cotton of this shirt and hoped that the terra cotta color would flatter me, but it was earthier than I expected. The patch pockets are subtle, and the sleeves of this shirt are flared at the cuffs, which is a nice touch. Unfortunately, I had to return it because it was just too tight and clingy across the chest and back.
Review by casual as usual / (Posted on 8/31/2015)
This is a great dress.
The fabric is soft yet substantial. The fit is very flattering. I'm 5'7", 140 lbs and the medium fits well. I bought the dress in navy. Now, I'm going to buy the eggplant and the black.
Review by Marlana (St. Louis) / (Posted on 8/31/2015)
Soft and cute
I love how this dress feels and that it covers and slims my arms. I wish it was a tad shorter (I am only 5'3"...will hem it a couple of inches) to avoid looking dowdy. It also is a little loose in the waist so I will wear a belt with it....I probably could have gotten a smaller size but I love how the shoulders and arms fit (I am unfortunately wide in that area!). It is cute and can be dressed up
Review by Katie (SoCal) / (Posted on 8/31/2015)
Great dress at a great price
I was happily surprised when I tried on this dress to find that it fit perfectly all over - neither too tight nor too baggy. The neckline is flattering and great for accessorizing, and the weight of the fabric will make it a three-season dress. I'm very pleased, thinking of ordering it in another color. BTW, I'm 5" 3" and about 110 lbs., and the XS was fine.
Review by Manhattanite (New York, NY) / (Posted on 8/31/2015)
the perfect go-to summer dress
I've been looking for this dress for years. Flattering, soft, covers my upper arms in summer while not being heavy and hot. The fit is perfect. Looks great with accessories like a contrasting belt and drapey jewelry, or with a relaxed jacket. I do wish they offered more interesting summery colors and stripes - I would order more.
Review by profrabbit New York NY / (Posted on 8/31/2015)
Great little black dress
Nice dress, but the fit is not perfect. It is very loose in the back between shoulders and derriere and does not follow the contour of the back--not a normal fit for me. It fits across bust and across hips but is a little loose in the middle. Otherwise nice and can be camouflaged with a sweater or belt.
Review by Cindy (Nashville) / (Posted on 8/31/2015)
Great black dress
So satisfied with this dress. I dress it up with pearls for church and wore it to work with costume jewelry and out to dinner. Sizing was perfect for me. THANK YOU Fair Indigo!!!
Review by Kim (Phoenix, NY) / (Posted on 8/25/2015)
I'm in love!
This dress is wonderful! I was a bit hesitant to order it as knit dresses typically aren't real forgiving, if you get my drift. I feel in love with this dress the moment I tried it on. It runs true to size, and being a 'mature' woman, I appreciate the longer length of the sleeve. The knit fabric is of a high quality so the dress hangs beautifully and it is very, very comfortable. I jazzed it up with a floral scarf as by itself, it is a bit plain. But hey, that just means it goes from super casual to perfect for the office. The possibilities are endless. I think this is going to be one of my go-to pieces year 'round.
Review by smallwonder Phoenix, AZ USA / (Posted on 8/25/2015)
Great Dress
Very confortable Review by fun lady / (Posted on 6/17/2015)

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