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Sizes may change, but your style shouldn't have to. Sotela is solving the nothing fits dilemma with 3 dresses that span multiple sizes.
When our bodies change, our styles shouldn't have to. Sotela is designed for the everyday ever-changing you. The Essential Dresses span multiple sizes leaving room for our  dynamic bodies to stretch and grow in the beautiful and natural ways they do.
When our bodies change, our styles shouldn't have to. Sotela is designed for the everyday ever-changing you. The Essential Dresses span multiple sizes leaving room for our  dynamic bodies to stretch and grow in the beautiful and natural ways they do.
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Sotela is designed for the everyday ever changing woman. We believe that outfits can be dynamic and evolve with you. Minimal and comfortable styles can be bold and eye-catching. And that all this can be made in America. 

Do you hate it when nothing in your closet fits? 

We get it.

Sotela is a clothing brand for women, by women. Our dresses span multiple sizes cutting down the clutter in your life to make you feel amazing. Every day. Because you are. 

When sizes change, styles shouldn't have to. Each dress spans multiple sizes. 

We believe that well designed clothing can be made without compromising people or the planet. We only use environmentally-friendly fabrics in our designs that not only look great, but also feel great.

Modal: The Jersey Swing dress is made with a modal/spandex fabric that is soft to the touch. Modal is made from the pulp of renewable beech trees. Beech wood forests are natural and sustainable because they propogate on their own. 

Tencel: The Shift and Cocoon dresses are made with a tencel twill that is more absorbent than cotton and feels like silk. Tencel is made from natural wood fibers that require less water and are produced using a closed loop system that recycles the solvents for future use.

*Both fabrics are machine washable and should be air dried. 

Our manufacturing facility, located in Costa Mesa, California works with an incredibly talented team that has more than a decade of experience in garment manufacturing. They pride themselves in maintaining a safe and clean environment while also paying legal wages to its employees. 

We've worked closely with this factory and visit monthly to ensure you are receiving quality products. Sotela is committed to supporting the community and providing Americans job opportunities. 

Credits: 

Film: Pete Williams

Photography: Dulcet Creative 

Hair & Makeup: 10.11 Makeup 

Factory: Newport Cut & Sew 

Risks and challenges

Like all product manufacturing, there is the possibility of unforeseen obstacles or delays. We are confident in our factory and suppliers and believe we can deliver your products in time. However, if there are any delays, you will be the first to know. We are committed to being completely transparent with our production. Our team is very responsive, and should you ever have any questions about our process or your dresses, please reach out to me at hanna@sotela.co.

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    THE FOUNDING FAMILY

    Pledge any amount and receive a virtual high-five and a personal THANK YOU note from the Sotela team for your never-ending support.

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    8.5 x 11 "WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TODAY?" FLOWCHART

    Mornings are hard enough, getting dressed shouldn't be an added headache. Instead of staring at your closet, our nifty poster guides you in picking an effortless outfit- maybe including a Sotela dress?

    Illustrated by Elizabeth Stilwell.

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    JERSEY SWING DRESS

    The softest dress you'll ever own has elbow-length sleeves and a high jewel neck making it look timeless, but also modern with a dropped shoulder. This dress drapes below the knee and comes exclusively in black.

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    SHIFT DRESS

    An effortless tee dress that can be layered with pants or worn alone. It hits just above the knee and has a slightly longer hem in the back.

    Available in black and marsh tencel.

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    COCOON DRESS

    A truly versatile dress that looks great on all body types. With a slight cocoon shape, it hits just below the knee and can be layered with pants or worn alone.

    Available in black and marsh tencel.

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    TWO ESSENTIAL DRESSES

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    SHIFT DRESS + JERSEY SWING DRESS = $168

    SHIFT DRESS + COCOON DRESS= $178

    COCOON DRESS + JERSEY SWING DRESS = $168

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    THE ESSENTIAL DRESSES COLLECTION

    The whole collection of the LAST dresses you'll ever need. With this three pack of our whole collection, you will be set everyday with the perfect dress to wear, and won’t even have to worry about sneaking that dessert or, even, a different type of bun in the oven.

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    A WEEKEND IN LA FOR TWO

    Spend two nights at a four star hotel in Los Angeles AND receive the three Essential Dresses!

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