Butter by Nadia Sample Sale Review 7/30
Here’s the whole deal with Butter By Nadia’s convertible jersey dresses: they look good on everyone. Because they can be styled in so many different ways, you’re bound to find one that works for your shape. It’s a modern miracle! Designer Nadia Tarr laughs “We call them one-size-flatters-all, because they really do look great one everyone!” At the line’s current sample sale in Red Hook, the prices are also truly flattering.
Butter’s signature wrap dress actually came about by accident. “I was making dance costumes, but I didn’t know how to sew too well,” confides Tarr. “I wanted a dress to impress this boy, so I got this fabric and put it together for myself. Because I couldn’t sew that well, I thought ‘well, if I put wings onto a skirt, that’s just one seam.’ Once I started playing with it, I realized you could wear it so many different ways.”
Indeed, the dress can be worn pretty much any way you can imagine: as a tube, a DVF-style wrap, one-shouldered, with ruffles – you name it, it can do it. Which means the dress is also that rarest-of-rare pieces: a true all-occasions item. Add some dramatic jewelry for a special event or leave it unadorned for a day dress. At the sale, the signature wrap is available in a multitude of fabrics and lengths. We recommend the jersey knee-length ($100 from $256), satin knee-length ($150 from $268), and jersey maxi ($125 from $315).
But the signature dress isn’t the only amazing item on offer. We spotted a ladylike Nina dress in gray (for versatility) or plaid (for fun) at $75 from $252, a top version of the signature wrap at $45 from $198, and a convertible jumpsuit at $150 from $313.
A few caveats: bring cash. Only purchases over $250 may be made on cards and there’s not an ATM particularly near the sale, which is in the far away land of Red Hook. Nonetheless, with prices these good, who minds a little hassle? Says Tarr, “the ideal Butter customer is a real girl who enjoys feeling sassy and is ready to embrace their body as it is. Somebody who’s free and fun!” With this sale, add “bargain-savvy” to that list.
WHEN: 7/30 – 7/31, Sat (10-6), Sun (11-5)
WHERE: House of Butter
405 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn
By Leila Cohan-Miccio
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