Inspired by my daughter, Olivia, and this new season of life, the Live collection is nursing-friendly and versatile. Made with eco-friendly tencel and modal, each piece was thoughtfully designed for living.
I started designing this collection in July when I was 8 months pregnant with Olivia. What started with a simple idea to make Sotela’s first pair of trousers, turned into a collection with five new pieces. Each piece had to be nursing-friendly and maintain Sotela’s sizing for the everyday woman. I wanted everything to be soft, comfortable and chic.
The biggest difference with the Live collection is the fit. Instead of a relaxed fit like our past collections, these pieces are fitted. If you are between sizes, I’d recommend sizing up. However, we’ve maintained room for growth with each piece by adding waist ties for the Stella jumpsuit and Remy shirt dress and elastic waistbands for the Ryan trouser and Lena pant. We continue being true to our mission of creating clothing that leaves room for our dynamic bodies to stretch, grow, and evolve in the beautiful, natural ways they do.
You’ll also notice that both the Ryan trouser and Stella jumpsuit come in short and tall options. There is a three inch difference between the two options. If you are under 5’5″ I’d recommend the short option!
We are doing things a little different with this collection. Instead of shipping pieces immediately, we will have a slight lead time of 1-2 weeks. I will only have a few pieces in stock, but the majority of your orders will be made once the order goes through. I’m trying this new model to minimize waste and excess inventory! Once I know what styles are popular, I can have more pieces in stock.
The only challenge we currently have is with our fabric inventory. We only have a small amount of fabric at the moment, but will get another shipment in January. I will let you know immediately if we run out of fabric within the next couple weeks.
As usual, you guys are amazing. Thank you for your patience with this collection! I hope you love it as much as I do!