Dark Matter BOSS Dress


Want to wear the latest Astronomy data #LikeABOSS?

This super-fashionably chic and professional turtleneck style sheath dress goes easily from day-to-(starry!) night, and is designed to look fabulous with your favorite blazer.

This print is of the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies done by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and its Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS).

Each dot in the print indicates the position of a galaxy 6 billion years into the past! The image covers about 1/20th of the sky, a slice of the Universe 6 billion light-years wide, 4.5 billion light-years high, and 500 million light-years thick.

“We have spent a decade collecting measurements of 1.2 million galaxies over one quarter of the sky to map out the structure of the Universe over a volume of 650 cubic billion light years. This map has allowed us to make the best measurements yet of the effects of dark energy in the expansion of the Universe." - sdss.org

Digitally Printed Material:

  • Dress Length 40" (measuring from top of shoulder to leg)
  • Active-Chic 4-way stretch 222 GSM Tricot Poly/ 17% Spandex 
  • Fabric is comfortable and feels smooth to the touch
  • Stretches up to 2" past measurements
  • Modern but Timeless Science-Chic Style
  • Dress is cut to be fitted at top, looser at the hip
  • ***Can be made shorter upon request. Please make a note at checkout or Contact Us
Inspired by SDSS (Sloan Digital Sky Survey)  
Original 3D Map: Daniel Eisenstein and the SDSS-III collaboration 

XS: BUST 32-34" / WAIST 26-27" / HIPS 35-36"
S: BUST 35-36" / WAIST 28-29" / HIPS 37-38"
M: BUST 37-38" / WAIST 30-31" / HIPS 39-40"
L: BUST 39-40" / WAIST 32-33" / HIPS 41-42"
XL: BUST 41-42" / WAIST 34-35" / HIPS 43-44"
XXL: BUST 43-44" / WAIST 36-37" / HIPS 45-46"

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Based on 6 reviews
Sophia Nasr S.N. Sophia N.

I got the BOSS dress style with a custom print of the dark matter cosmic web by the Millennium Simulation, and it is GORGEOUS! The fit was wonderful, the colors beautiful. Holly was so wonderful to work with, and trust me, she'll make sure you get the right size. Thanks so much for making this dress a reality, Holly! Will DEFINITELY be buying more, and *absolutely recommend* Shenova to everyone!

Caleigh MacPherson C.M. Caleigh M.
Love it!

I love all the Shenova patterns! I bought the LIGO Gravitational Waves dress a few months ago and I just bought the Dark Matter one. Holly is a gem to work with and is prompt and able to make any adjustments you desire. I will be a repeat customer many times!

JJ Eldridge J.E. JJ E.
Fantastic dress and brilliant customer service

I've been meaning to order a Shenova dress for ages. I was a bit worried about the fit but Holly was able to suggest a few options for adjustments that worked brilliantly. the dress is fantastic and fits well and is not my favourite dress to wear to conference dinners!

Eloise E. Eloise
Lovely dress and great customer service

I already have the neuroscience skirt from the Shenova Etsy shop, which I love (so comfortable and looks good, great to wear). Even though I'm usually more of a brain geek, I saw this pattern and loved it. However, although I like the shape here I knew it wouldn't work on my figure (I have a large bust and look terrible in turtlenecks), so I asked Holly if she could make it in a different shape. She was so patient about explaining what shapes would and wouldn't work with the material, and sent me links to show an option with sleeves. I ended up with this pattern in the shape of the Mars Astronaut dress (the new one with sleeves, which I now want as well ;) ).

I'm a UK size 12-14 and the Large fits well (Holly was also very helpful with sizing advice after I sent my measurements; I don't like things too tight but this definitely isn't and even has a few wrinkles which looks fine!). I got a lot of compliments when I posted a selfie for the American friends who gave me a voucher for my birthday to get this, and more when I recently wore it to a work event . Like most of Holly's designs, it can be dressed up or down and works well as a pattern on its own, as well as an 'omg this is so cool' when you know what it is (I have already sent the link to this shop to a colleague after she saw me in this dress).

Fabulous experience

Fabulous dress. And AMAZING customer service. The team made a special order for me and it was exceptionally easy to get exactly what I wanted. Love it!!

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