Magpie Linen
Cherry Linen
Layercake Linen Tulip Summer Dress
Raspberry Linen
Sweetpea Linen
Pomegranate Linen
Blue Linen
Pale Eucalyptus Linen
My Choice (pre-order)

Layercake Linen Tulip Summer Dress

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Layercake sizes run from 0 - UK8-12 to 3 - UK 22-26 (0-3 = US6-22)
So PLEASE check your measurements against our sizes before you order.

Details

The Tulip Dress has a similar silhouette to the Smock, with a slight balloon-shape to the skirt. Like most Layercakes, the Tulip Dress has large pockets. This Summer version is made using a medium-weight linen except for Pale Eucalyptus (our regular linen weight, but in a cool, Summery colour).

The heavier-linen tulip dress can be found HERE.

The dress comes in three lengths (details in the fit guide below). The difference in lengths is not just more or less fabric at the bottom, they are proportionally different, specifically to suit different heights of the wearers. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Colour update 4 August: the Cherry Linen is back in stock and can be ordered again but the Raspberry is all gone, there is one Raspberry Dress left (size 1R).

“MY CHOICE" colour requests and how to order them:
This option allows you to pick a Layercake Linen colour that is not standard for this garment. We will then make this garment in your choice of colour.

To order a "my choice colour":

  1. Pick a colour from the big picture with the list of names and swatches.
  2. Select the colour "my choice", select your size and length, then add to cart.
  3. On the Cart page, type the colour of your choice in the "Note to The Slow Wardrobe" box.
  4. Check out as usual.

If a certain fabric/size shows the "add to bag" option, then there are 2 possibilities:

1. We have some ready-made in stock (shown directly above the "add to bag" button).

2. It is a pre-order, i.e. we have to make it for you. If this is the case, you will be able to put it in your cart and order it, and you'll realise that we won't be able to ship immediately (pre-orders usually take between 2-4 weeks, up to 6 weeks during very busy times like Oct-Nov)
PLEASE NOTE: standard-sized made to order garments CAN be returned for a refund!

If you need an outfit for a special occasion, please contact me BEFORE placing your order to ensure it can be made and shipped to reach you in time.

If we have run out of stock AND fabric, it will show as "No longer available" and you will not be able to add it to your cart, it truly is all gone.

The Slow Wardrobe sizes
We follow our own sizing system, recognising that the traditional system of "ladies dress-sizes" does not account for body shape and height. See how The Slow Wardrobe sizes relate to body measurements HERE.

Tulip Dress / Wave Dress / Playsuit Measurements
4 sizes, designed to fit a very wide range of sizes and heights, from a UK size 10 to 28. Check these garment measurements to give you an idea of the fit for each size.

Layercake size Bust
cm/in
Waist
cm/in
Hip
cm/in
0 95/38 112/44 134/53
1 112/44 120/47 150/59
2 127/50 142/56 166/65
3
140/55 155/61 184/72
3 Petite
140/55
155/61
184/72

 
Dresses/Playsuit Lengths
1 length for the Wave Dress, 2 lengths for the Tulip Dress and 3 lengths for the Playsuit:

Body
Height -
cm / in

Tulip Dress
Petite
Tulip Dress
Regular
Tulip Dress Long Wave Dress Playsuit Petite Playsuit Regular Playsuit Tall
150/5'0" - 160/5'4" 100 / 39.5 113 / 44.5
125 / 49
125 / 49
160/5'4" - 175/5'9" 100 / 39.5 113 / 44.5 127 / 50
125 / 49
125 / 49
135 / 53
170/5'7" - 183/6'0"
127 / 50
125 / 49
135 / 53
145 / 57
183/6'0" and above
127 / 50
125 / 49
145 / 57

Custom sizes
We do everything we can to be truly size-inclusive. We can highly individualise your garment, by adapting the standard fit and/or choosing a non-standard fabric/colour.

Find out more about this service HERE.

Linen Care & Washing Instructions
Every Layercake has washing labels sewn into them, usually in the left side-seam.
All our linen is pre-shrunk, unless stated otherwise and can be machine-washed at 40º C and either line-dried or machine-dried. If you machine-dry them, take them out of the dryer as soon as it finishes and hang them up straightaway, then you will not have to iron them.

Our Linen
Linen is one of the world's strongest textiles and most sustainable fashion choices, creating zero waste as every part of the plant is used (for textiles and food). Our linen is all European grown, yarn-dyed and woven especially for us, then boil-washed to pre-shrink it.

Find out more about our linen.

Wearability
Linen is not only a Summer fabric, it is also a natural insulator, providing warmth when it is needed and offering the perfect base for a layered look, trapping air between the layers to keep you cozy year-round.