The Simple Shirt Dress + Vaya

$139.00 USD

Srinath, our master ikat weaver, taught us the intricate ropes of ikat. In our last visit with him, he took the time to share with us a motif he had designed, and we decided to add it to our range. Giving tribute to Srinath, we named this print Vaya, the Sanskrit variation for the one who weaves.

The perfect throw on for a summer day's lounge or a weekend out with company, The Shirt Dress combines relaxed comfort with tailored construction. Change up your look with its full sleeves cuffed up or simply folded in to suit your every day. An essential for the fuss-free go-getter.

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  • Suited with a curved hemline for easy movement, and a mandarin collar for sophistication in comfort. Play with the sleeves for a look suited for any time of the day.

    100% medium weight cotton. Selectively bundled and dyed by hand with azo-free dyes, the threads are then handloomed. Colour and weaving variations may occur, as it is a part of its charm.

  • Wash separately the first few washes to prevent colour runs. After that, machine wash with similar colours. For best results, handwash cold or use delicate machine wash. Do not tumble dry. Line dry inside-out. Cool iron inside-out.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
My favourite shirt dress

Love the print and fit! I love that there are pockets too!

Beautiful dress but the fabric ripped

I bought this shirt dress a couple of months ago. I've worn it twice since then and was surprised to find that there's a rip along the seam at the back. Am a bit disappointed because I expected a quality product that will last for at least a year. It's a shame because its such a beautiful dress and I've always identified with what matter stands for in its mission to create sustainable fashion that benefits both the artisans and customers.
I assume the cause of the prob is when I sit down, it creates a pull at the seam. I also noticed that the dress tends to pull itself toward the back and so it's very tight at the neck area when I do up all the buttons and it's quite uncomfortable.

Aside from that this dress is such a head-turner and received so many compliments for it!

Love the prints - fit was ok

I love the quirkiness! The print is v cool but the style wasn’t an ideal fit. I look perhaps stubby in it and it isn’t good for my wide hips - gets tight when I sit.

Love it

This dress is very comfortable. I love the style and I love the cause behind it. Can easily be layered to wear in different seasons, making it a great staple to any closet.

Wouldn't want any other shirt dress!

Although woven and seemingly slightly thicker to the touch, this dress was actually perfect at temperature regulation… kept me super comfortable from sweltering Singapore outdoors to tundra-like indoor offices! The unique design really makes it stands out, yet still sensible enough for work when I pair with pants. Normally I'm a size 1 for other Matter designs, but glad that I got a size 2 which is longer and gives more room around the chest (the buttons at the chest area was pulled a little taut for me in size 1).