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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


****Also available with standard neckline. Contact Holly for details.

Also in Dark Matter BOSS print:  Men's Tie  /  Weekender Bag  /  Skater Skirt  /  Skater Dress
Inspired by SDSS (Sloan Digital Sky Survey)  
Original 3D Map: Daniel Eisenstein and the SDSS-III collaboration 


    1. High Quality Custom Printed Sport Lycra
    2. USA Sewn on Demand
    3. Comfortable Classic Fit
    4. Professional Length.
    1. Individually Made To Order.
    2. USA: Dresses ship 3-4 weeks from order date
    3. International: Production: 3-4 weeks + Shipping time: 1-2 weeks
    4. ***Please confirm size before ordering***
    1. 88% Poly / 12% Lycra 4-way stretch
    2. Panel styles have 35% Poly/55%Cotton/10%Spandex
    3. Minimal wrinkling — Great for travel.
    4. Machine washable. Hang dry recommended.


Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Beautiful new fabric, same perfect fit

Holly was fantastically helpful, allowing me to get a different style in the BOSS fabric. These dresses are the most comfortable I own, and never fail to be noticed in the best way possible!

Thank you so much for your review Cydde! :)

Sophia G.

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 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!

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!

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).