The Temple Dress
One of our most popular styles EVER, this Summer shift-style dress is cut perfectly for comfort and style.
This dress has a button opening down the centre front. It has just the right amount of gentle tailoring through the back to make it lightly hug your curves without being at all clingy. Layer her up with tights and a skivvy for a Winter look, and make your pieces work harder for you year round.
Currently available in Carlie's signature Ikat weave in Rose (pictured), as well as a Slowclothes exclusive run in an earthy Rose fabric with a delicate strip (fabric swatch pictured below!).
- Made from 100% handwoven cotton.
- Fabric woven in Telangana (Southern India) and garment sewn in a fabulous NGO in India.
- True to size.
Cold gentle-machine wash using mild eco-friendly soap.
Do not bleach, soak or tumble dry.
Hang dry in shade.
More about Carlie Ballard
Carlie Ballard is an incredibly-transparent Australian fashion brand advocating for ethical and sustainable practices, and quality, independent design. Carlie, based in New South Wales, is a founding director of the Clean Cut Fashion Association, Australia’s ethical and sustainable fashion association.
Carlie’s collections are trans-seasonal, easy to wear, and exceptionally tailored. Each garment is made using individually dyed yarns and traditional wooden hand looms, powered by master artisans in Southern India. You can feel and see the love and artistry in each piece.
Garments are sewn in a small NGO workshop in Lucknow India, which provides training, excellent working conditions and fair pay to the women it employs.
Carlie Ballard is also a low-waste brand. She avoids the use of unnecessary hardware, uses all biodegradable packaging and orders small quantities of fabric at a time, minimising fabric waste and often making to order (for businesses like us!).