Formerly Known As

Formerly Known As - The Button Down Dress


Formerly Known As The Button Down Dress

We made The Button Down Dress with the intent of reusing as much secondhand clothing as possible while creating a comfortable and flattering design that can be worn over and over again. 
Made from 100% secondhand garments, that's right, nothing new here! All done locally in NY from the sourcing to the sewing and shipping. 
**OMG** you can add on a custom matching crown from Fly By Night! Don't forget to add a crown to your dress order!
How to Order
Each dress is made to order, please choose your size based on the size chart. Next, choose your preferred color, we will do our best to make sure you get a dress with that color in it. We can not guarantee any color combinations or patterns for this first pre-order. 
Size Chart

Shipping & Delivery Times
It will take up to 6-8 weeks for your dress to arrive, shipping is free.

The Design

Wearability and comfort are at the forefront of the design. The button-down design allows versatility in styling, wide tapered sleeves flatter arms and allow for room in the bust if needed. The waist has elasticity at the sides to allow for room to move (and eat!) while maintaining a tailored look. Pleats give a slightly flared skirt just a little volume. 

Our Process

We rescue as many pieces as we can to turn into something renewed and wearable again from the thousands of pounds of clothing we sort every week. 
The shirts for The Button Down Dress are selected based on their useable fabric, colors, and patterns.
The pieces for each dress are carefully chosen for their compatibility in color and patterns.
Each item is then thoroughly stain treated, washed, and sanitized.
Next, each garment is deconstructed and fit into its new pattern, it takes 7-10 shirts to make a dress.
Each dress is sewn with care and then steamed for a crisp start to a new life.


For those who need snaps instead of buttons please drop us a note and we will swap the buttons for snaps at no charge. *This is not a design option for those who do not need snaps for accessibility reasons.

Returns & Exchanges

You may return/exchange your dress for shop credit within 7 calendar days of its arrival. Return shipping is at the cost of the buyer and there is a 10% restocking fee due to the made-to-order nature of this item. We regretfully can not offer money-back returns on this item. 

Inclusivity and Affordability

It is very important to us that everyone feels welcomed and has the ability to have access to affordable sustainable fashion while we maintain fair wages and safe work environments. We have taken the lowest possible profit margin in order to maintain operations and fund future garment-saving projects. We now offer split payments via Shopify, if that is not accessible to you please contact us for a personalized layaway plan. 

Size inclusivity is a major issue in the fashion industry, and we want to show that even the smallest brands can provide inclusive sizing. If you do not see your size please let us know. 




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