Valyn spaghetti strap linen midi dress - black
This is an intentionally relaxed style, designed to accommodate hips with an a-line shape - most straight-sized slip dresses don't do that. If you have a smaller bust, narrow shoulders or prefer a more streamlined look, please size down. Please wear with care. We suggest not wearing the straps very short as this may cause seam stress. Please lift from the hips when you sit down in your chair or car to give you a little extra wiggle room.
The Valyn spaghetti strap linen midi dress is the answer to your long, hot summer dreams. The original Valyn in black has a cult following, including from people who resist getting their arms out in summer. The new cocoa colour is effortlessly chic and will become your new favourite neutral.
If you've ever struggled to find a linen slip dress that fits your bust and skims the hips, this dress is the answer to your summer dreams. She's cut on a slight a-line which means she won't grab at your mid-section and hips.
Valyn is crafted from our luxe linen. It's unlined. The straps are adjustable, so you can decide where you'd like it to sit on the bust and under the arms. Side splits to the knee allow for ease of movement and balancing out proportions. We have had customers of all heights wearing this dress.
Dress up Valyn by teaming with wedges or heels; dress down with slides, sneakers or sandals. Layer a crew-neck tee or tank underneath or a white shirt over the top for sun safety or modesty. Wear with a strapless bra (this is our fave - use code StylingYou15) or with a regular bra with a narrow strap in similar tone to the colour of the dress.
Also available in cocoa (launching November 8).
Click the Fit tab for our each of our model's sizing details. Pay attention to your bust and hip sizing to get the right size for you. If in doubt, size down but reach out to us first for help.
Made in Australia
Find out more about our quality linen HERE
Wear dressed up with wedges or heels; wear down with slides, sneakers or sandals. Like to wear a belt? Add one for great shape around the waist.
Below is a chart that shows the sizing of this garment, as measured from seam to seam, from waist to hem or as marked. Grab a tape measure and use it to help guide which size is right for you.
Please also check out our Sizing page for tips, general sizing information and photos of each of our models.
|VALYN SPAGHETTI STRAP LINEN MIDI DRESS - BLACK
These are the measurements of the models at the time these photos were taken
Jasmine (usually wears size 6 in SYTL) is wearing size 6. She is 158cm tall. Her bra size is 12C 90cm; waist 78cm; hips 94cm
Lisa (usually wears size 6 or 8 in SYTL) is wearing size 6. She is 177cm tall. Her bra size is 12B (87cm); waist 76cm; hips 85cm.
Bec (usually wears size 8 in SYTL) is wearing size 8. She is 167cm tall. Her bra size is 100.5cm; waist 82.5cm; hips 99cm (currently breastfeeding)
Brooke (usually wears size 6-8 in SYTL) is wearing size 8. She is 170cm tall. Her bra size is 14D 100cm; waist 82cm; hips 98cm
Christine (usually wears size 10 in SYTL) is wearing size 10. She is 169cm tall. Her bra size is 14C 94.5cm; waist 82cm; hips 110cm
Faaiza (usually wears size 10 in SYTL) is wearing size 10. She is cm tall. Her bra size is 97.5cm; waist 80cm; hips 106.5cm
Karen (usually wears size 12 in SYTL) is wearing size 12. She is 161.5cm tall. Her bra size is 12G 107.5cm; waist 91.5cm; hips 112.5cm
Nikki (usually wears size 12/14 in SYTL) is wearing size 12. She is 166cm tall. Her bra size is 16C 109cm; waist 96cm; hips 113cm
Stacey (usually wears size 14 in SYTL) is wearing size 14. She is 179cm tall. Her bra size is 16DD 113.5 cm; waist 96cm; hips 120cm
Jan (usually wears size 16 in SYTL) is wearing size 16. She is 171cm tall. Her bra size is 16D 113cm; waist 110cm; hips 114cm
Kate (usually wears size 18 in SYTL) is wearing size 18. She is 174cm tall. Her bra size is 18D 123cm; waist 108cm; hips 137.5cm
Charity (usually wears a size 20 in SYTL) is wearing size 20. She is 160cm tall. Her bra size is 22DD 140cm; waist 122.5cm; hips 138.5cm
Styling You The Label is available in sizes 6-20. We're a label cut on a curvy size 12 and then sized up and down from there, so whether you're a size 6 or 20, our designs are cut to accommodate the curves of your bust, hips and tummy. This might make our pieces seem generous but that's because most labels are cut on a non-curvy size 6 or 8, which doesn't necessarily allow for a comfortable fit for most women.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to work out what size you are in Styling You The Label. We have worked with models of every size we stock, and have included each model's measurements as well as each garment's measurements on each product listing.
We update our model's measurements every time we do a photoshoot, as we all know bodies change.
Click the Fit tab on each product to get specific details about what each of our model is wearing and whether she's sized up, down or stayed in her regular size. If your measurements match hers then you'll have a better understanding of your size in that garment.
Whenever you're shopping for clothes online, it's a good idea to keep your tape measure handy and have your own measurements written down somewhere (maybe in the Notes on your phone) so you can easily look them up and compare them with that listed on our product pages.
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Our models and influencers
Jasmine (usually wears size 6 in SYTL). She is 158cm tall. Her bra size is 12C 90cm; waist 78cm; hips 94cm as at May 2023
Lisa (usually wears size 6 in SYTL). She is 177cm tall. Her bra size is 12B 86cm; waist 77cm; hips 91cm as at May 2023
Julia (usually wears size 6 in SYTL) She is 154cm tall. Her bra size is 10D 84.5cm; waist 73.5cm; hips 104cm as at May 2023
Brooke (usually wears size 6/8 in SYTL). She is 163cm tall. Her bra size is 14D 100cm; waist 82cm, hips 98cm as at May 2023
Heaven (usually wears size 10 in SYTL). She is 170cm tall. Her bra size is 94cm; waist 84cm; hips 107cm as at May 2023
Christine (usually wears size 10 in SYTL). She is 169cm tall. Her bra size is 14C 94.5cm; waist 82cm; hips 110cm as at May 2023
Sara (usually wears size 10/12 in SYTL). She is 165cm tall. Her bra size is 14DD 109cm; waist 97.5cm; hips 112cm as at February 2024
Karen (usually wears size 12 in SYTL). She is 161.5cm tall. Her bra size is 12G 107.5cm; waist 91.5cm; hips 112.5cm as at May 2023
Nikki (usually wears size 10/12 in SYTL). She is 166cm tall. Her bra size is 16D 101cm; waist 93cm; hips 109cm as at February 2024
Stacey (usually wears size 10/12 in SYTL). She is 174cm tall. Her bra size is 16DD 108cm; waist 89cm; hips 105cm as at February 2024
Kim-Marie (usually wears size 12/14 in SYTL). She is 165cm tall. Her bra size is 14F 112cm; waist 94cm; hips 117cm as at February 2024
Jan (usually wears size 16 in SYTL). She is 171cm tall. Her bra size is 16D 113cm; waist 110cm; hips 114cm.
Kate (usually wears size 18/20 in SYTL). She is 174cm tall. Her bra size is 18D 123cm); waist 110cm; hips 143cm as at February 2024
Jo (usually wears size 18 in SYTL). She is 169cm tall. Her bra size is 18F (120cm); waist 107cm; hips 130cm; bicep 44cm as at February 2023
Charity (usually wears a size 20 in SYTL). She is 160cm tall. Her bra size is 22DD 140cm; waist 122.5cm; hips 138.5cm as at May 2023
Maddy (usually wears a size 20 in SYTL). She is 164cm tall. She was 36 weeks pregnant at the time of the shoot. Her bra size is 122cm; high waist 108cm; hips 144.5cm under the bump as at May 2023
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like more information about sizing on our garments.
- 14-day returns and exchange policy for Australian orders.
- Item/s bought during a discounted promotional period or from our Outlet cannot be returned.
- Item/s bought as part of our Basics Bundles promotion can be returned or exchanged but the original discount may be forfeited if returning for a refund or store credit more than the qualifying amount of items. Your refund will be adjusted and reflect that change in discount.
- Please allow five business days from the date of your return arriving back at our warehouse for processing.
- Free returns if opting for store credit/gift card.
- $15 flat rate return rate for refund requests - a postage label will be supplied to you. We ask that you use this label to ensure your return is tracked.
- $15 flat rate return rate for exchange requests - a postage label will be supplied to you. We ask that you use this label to ensure your return is tracked.
- Returns from different orders need to be returned separately. Separate $15 fees will apply for returns from each order if requesting a refund.
We want you to be completely satisfied with your online purchase. If you change your mind for any reason, we'll gladly accept a return or exchange of any full priced item subject to the following conditions.
Item/s bought during a discounted promotional period or clearance sale in our Outlet cannot be returned.
The item/s must be returned within 14 days of ordering. We suggest all items are tried on as soon as they are received to ensure you are able to return items within this timeframe. If your returns request is outside our 14-day window, please check out our Buy Swap and Sell Facebook page where you can sell your item/s.
Item/s must be returned in original condition, unworn, unaltered, unwashed and with their tags attached. If a returned item is found to have odours or stains on it, we will only refund less a dry-cleaning fee of $30 per item. If the item is completely unsellable we will not refund at all.
If you have received a gift with purchase during a promotion, the gift must also be returned otherwise the value of the gift will be deducted from your refund.
Please note, should we identify unreasonable patterns of returns or purchase, or use of garments for the creation of content for personal or professional gains, we may restrict or refuse future orders.
DO NOT send returns or exchanges to our PO Box. This will only delay processing of your return or exchange as the PO Box is only checked once a week. Use the link to our Returns Portal.
Exchanges now available
Size exchanges can now be made through the Returns Portal. If the desired size is in stock it will show as available for exchange.
$15 flat rate return shipping and handling fee will be charged for exchange requests. You'll be requested to pay this before an exchange can be submitted. Once paid, a postage label will be supplied to you. We ask that you use this label to ensure your return is tracked. Once the item for exchange is received and processed at our warehouse, an order in our online store will be made for the new size and sent out to you via Express Post. There is no charge to have this item posted to you.
For international returns, please contact us at email@example.com to arrange. You will be responsible for shipping and handling charges to return any unwanted items. If the package does not reach us safely we will not be able to complete the refund, we recommend sending via a traceable method for peace of mind and to retain proof of postage until you have received confirmation that your return has been processed. Subject to our obligations under the Australian Consumer Law or similar legislation, international returns cannot be accepted where the value of the items being returned in one shipment is over $1000. Please ship the items separately as we are not responsible to pay duties to receive the goods. If there is a charge it may be deducted from your final refund.
How will I be refunded?
Upon receipt of the items, they will undergo a quality review and once once cleared, you will receive a refund or credit note for the purchase price (excluding original shipping cost and any return handling costs payable) directly to the original method of payment used for purchase.
If you paid with a gift card, you will be refunded to that same gift card and will be able to re-use the original unique code towards your next purchase.
We endeavour to process refunds as soon as they are received but please allow up to five (5) business days for returns to be processed. You will receive an email notification of the status of your refund once finalised.
If returning for an exchange, an order will automatically be created for you once the exchange item is inspected and processed.
If you are returning items that you've purchased as part of our Basics Bundles promotion, any returns will account for changes in the number remaining items in your order. Your original discount will be forfeited if returning more than the qualifying amount of items and you'll be refunded an amount less the change in discount. If you opt for a size exchange, the original discount will remain.
What if my item is faulty or I receive an item I didn't order?
We're very sorry if an item you received is not in perfect condition, or one that you didn't order! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can resolve this for you as soon as possible.
We will meet our obligations under the Australian Consumer Law or similar legislation which may include replacing the item if the stock is available or providing a refund upon receipt of the item back at our warehouse.
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