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Guilin solar-power dress

Guilin solar-power dress

Regular price $375.00 USD
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Power your electronics with the attachable bow on this beautiful dress, featuring a brush-and-ink-style painting of the scenic Li River in Guilin - one of the most beautiful places on the planet. A boat across the Li river through the mountains brings you into a painting. Designer KtY captured the picturesque nature with her paint brushes when she visited.

Art on clothing: Guilin

Wear it in two ways with a detachable bow. The lotus solar panels can charge a phone battery by ~30% within 5 hours, and this number can increase with a longer exposure, including indoor lighting. Typically, we don't use the solar panels to charge when the device is out of battery, but to keep the battery charged on-the-go. The flexible, wearable solar panels are made by ASCA.

  • Shell: 100% Polyester Satin. Lining: 100% Cotton.
  • Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) modules on detachable bow.
  • Hand wash. Do not bleach. Do not dry under strong sunlight. 
  • Chinese painting on fabric. 
  • Side zipper closure. 

Fit all heights. Models in pictures are 170 cm and 180 cm. Compare your measurements with the size chart below to get an idea of current offerings. We are currently making designs in sizes XS, S, M and L. Help us scale so we will be able to expand to additional sizes and custom measurements in the future. 

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Have questions about an order? Unsure about sizing? Reach out to us here.

Care Instructions

Can I wash tech-fashion?

Short answer: yes. The products are designed with washing in consideration. Follow the instructions, just like how you'd do so for cleaning other types of clothing. 

The electronic components are made either removable or concealed, or the clothes itself only requires spot washing.

Think about normal clothes you are used to. They also require different kinds of washing - machine wash, hot/cold, hand wash, spot wash, dry wash, no need to wash, etc. Tech wearables do not add more complexity if user experience is already considered in the products. Think about how you'd care for a leather jacket or wool.

Even if the electronics are waterproof, the batteries should be removed. There may be more mechanical damages by the washing machine than water damage if instructions are not followed.

See example of how wearable electronics are made removable:


Is embedded electronics sold at Art by Physicist safe?

Yes. The electronics only use or produce 3-5V. They are safer than a phone, all things considered. 
For products that are not waterproof, do not wear them directly in the rain or completely soak in sweat, to avoid shorting and damaging the circuits. 
Do the colors on digitally printed fabrics wash off or go faint?
No. The colors are robust against extensive washing and sunburn.
How do I determine which size to order?
Please compare your measurements against the size chart. For made-to-measure items, your measurements will be collected after the order and we will make the clothing to your measurements. We simulate the digital outfit with your measurements in software and custom create the physical outfit for you.
Any other questions? Feel free to contact us

Shipping & Returns

We ship both domestically and internationally! 

We offer free shipping for any order above $120.

For smaller orders:

We have a flat shipping rate of $5.00 for shipping to Germany. We have a flat shipping rate of $15 for shipping within Europe. For all other international orders, we have a flat shipping rate of $50.00.

For 3D printed products and electronic circuit boards, we have a flat shipping rate of $5.


Our policy lasts 15 days. If 15 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.

Additional non-returnable items: 
Gift cards 
Downloadable software products 
Some health and personal care items

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable) 
Book with obvious signs of use 
CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened 
Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error 
Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

Refunds (if applicable) 
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. 
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

Late or missing refunds (if applicable) 
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. 
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. 
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. 
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at

Sale items (if applicable) 
Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.

Exchanges (if applicable) 
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at

If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and they will find out about your return.

To return your product, send us an email at with the receipt attached to obtain shipping address.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Megan Brewster
Great experience

Direct service from the artist herself has made the entire ordering experience extraordinary.

Megan Brewster
Beautiful and creative dress sure to catch sun rays and attention

The dress is beautifully made with luxurious fabric and attention to detail. The solar panels are so cool, in the shape of lotus flowers! Recommend ordering for sizing based on hip width, then taking in the waist if needed (this is what I did).

I already am amazed of how beautiful it is when I opened it.

I truly love it it’s so beautifully made and I love that the bow has solar panels on it!

Beautiful dress with solar power

Wow I'd never seen anything this beautiful with embedded technology before. The fabric is so smooth and flowy. The lotus solar panels have detailed traces on them if you look closely under the sun light. Charging my phone in the bow is really convenient.