Mōhalu Shell Dress Mist E Ola Moekahilauliʻi

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This Mōhalu dress features our E Ola Moekahilauli`i design in Ultra Marine and Breakers.

E Ola Moekahilauliʻi:  Maile vines grow prolifically in the Hawaiian forest.  The bark and leathery leaves produce a sensual vanilla-like fragrance.  Lei can be made when the leaves and the bark are stripped free of the wooden stem, and then strands are twisted or knotted together to hang open ended.  Maile is famous in Hawaiian mythology because of the four Maile sisters, who are also known as hula deities. One of the plants placed on the kuahu hula (hula altar) is maile.

Taking us back to our early styles, we reintroduce the simplicity of a “shell dress.”  Back in ’85 when we opened our doors, we introduced the Shell Dress as a slip over when we had to go to the store.  Not wanting anything too fancy, we thought the large panels would be best for our images.

Today we fancy it up a little - just so we can talk style, life, and print - in today’s terms!  The collar frames the iwilei and the poʻo, the sleeve caps the shoulder, and the length is just enough to cover the beachwear. We invite you to bring your attitude:  walk deliberately, lift that chin, shake that head of hair loose….  Wear it with tights.  Keep your jeans on.  May everything bloom in your wake!  Available in sizes XXS - 2XL in machine-washable 55% Linen, 45% Rayon fabric.


Collections: Dresses, Women


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