Named Clothing - Lempi Button Down Dress

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Lempi is a midi-length and half-sleeved button down dress that has all the detailing of outerwear, with the elegance of a closer fit. It features a wide button stand with chunky buttons and a pointed collar, epaulettes with buttons the shoulders and a wide buckled belt at the waist - taking details from outerwear. It also has flap patch pockets and in-seam side pockets for practicality.


Sizes: EUR 32 to 46 (US 0-14, UK 4-18).


Choose a mediumweight non-stretch fabric such as shirting, linen, lightweight denim and chambray. The sample is made up in a plain linen.



  • Fabric: 215 – 335 cm / 2½ – 3¾ yd

  • Pocket bag fabric: 25 cm / ¼ yd

  • Fusible interfacing: 130 cm / 1½ yd

  • Large buttons (diameter approx. 2.5 cm / 1”): 9

  • 5 cm / 2” belt buckle

  • Eyelets for the belt: 6