Waʻaloa Dress Peony Naupaka Kahakai

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This Waʻaloa dress features our Naupaka Kahakai design in Peony and Pearl Pink.

This study of naupaka features the flower that grows close to the ocean.  The love story has been told for generations.  A wahine of aliʻi blood, Naupaka, and a kāne, Kaui, who was not born of royalty, were not allowed to be together as their parents disapproved of their marriage.  In their sorrows, they were separated and forever remain apart, one in the uplands, the other near the sea.  Our rendition of the story brings the heartbreak to life; we print only one variety at a time, never together.

Literal Translation:  Long Canoe

Our “O” dress is all about the O-neckline!  The low back frames the neck and upper back, giving all a peek.  The fitted bodice and the multi-gore skirt is perfect for a spin and delightful in hula.

Waʻaloa is located deep in the valley of Mānoa.  Waiākeakua Stream is in this ʻili and where I visited very often.  It was my quiet place and where I would go for inspiration and fun.  Surrounded by white ginger and gardenias, this ʻāina will always be a favorite memory.

*This certain style runs slightly larger than our other pieces. We recommend going down a size from your usual.

Collections: Dresses, Women

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33-35 in 

85-89 cm 

36-38 in

97-97 cm 

39-41 in

99-104 cm 

42-44 in

107-112 cm 

45-47 in

114-119 cm 

49-51 in

124-130 cm 

52-55 in

132-140 cm 

Women  XXS  XS  S  M  L  XL  2XL  3XL

34.5 in

88 cm 

35.5 in

90 cm 

36.5 in

93 cm

38 in

97 cm 

39 in

99 cm 

40.5 in

103 cm

42.5 in

108 cm 

44.5 in

113 cm 


26.5 in

67 cm 

27.5 in 

70 cm 

28.5 in

72 cm 

30 in

76 cm 

31 in

79 cm 

32.5 in

83 cm 

34.5 in

88 cm 

36.5 in

93 cm 


39 in

99 cm 

40 in

102 cm 

41 in

104 cm 

42 in

107 cm 

43 in

109 cm 

44.5 in

113 cm 

46 in

117 cm 

48 in

122 cm