Layercake Large Purple Check Love Dress (pre-order)
Layercake Large Purple Check Love Dress (pre-order)

Layercake Large Purple Check Love Dress (pre-order)

Regular price £199.00 Discounted price £179.00
Tax included.

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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.

Pre-order: this is a pre-order promotion that runs until the end of January 2022. The garments ordered during the promo period will all be produced in one or two batches. Shipping will commence as soon as the first garments are ready (between the last wk of Jan and the first week of Feb). Returning customers may apply their loyalty discount on top of the production discount.


Note: The snapshot with the Violet Palazzo Trousers is a still from Ep. 60 of The Slow Wardrobe Podcast on YouTube, where I introduce and discuss this new Linen fabric in detail and you can see this unique design in motion.

The Love Dress has a similar silhouette to the Tulip Dress and the Smock (a slight balloon-shape to the skirt) but with the addition of sleeves! Like most Layercakes, the Love Dress has large pockets and is made of medium-weight or sturdy, hard-wearing linen that both age beautifully and will serve you for years. The shape the sleeves allows you to wear the Love Dress as an over-piece, by itself or as an underpinning to a list of sleeveless Layercakes.

New length
The Love Dress comes in the Regular length (which is identical to the Regular length Tulip Dress) and also in the new Petite length. The regular length measures 113cm (44.5in), the Petite length measures 100cm (39.5in), which is a great midi length on shorter frames and knee-length on tall ones.

    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.

    Layercake Sizes
    Layercake follows a different sizing system, recognising that the traditional system of "ladies dress- sizes" does not account for body shape and height.Read more about the background to this HERE.

    Dresses/Playsuit Sizes
    4 sizes:

    Layercake size Garment bust cm/in Your bust
    (body) cm/in
    UK standard
    US standard
    EU standard
    0 95/38 85/34 - 90/36 8 - 12 4 - 8 36 - 40
    1 112/44 90/36 - 107/42 12 - 16 8 - 12 40 - 44
    2 127/50 107/42 - 122/48 16 - 20 12 - 16 44 - 48
    140/55 122/48 - 135/53 20 - 26 16 - 22 48 - 54

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

    Height -
    cm / in

    Tulip Dress
    Tulip Dress Long Wave Dress Playsuit Petite Playsuit Regular Playsuit Tall
    150/5'0" - 160/5'4" 113 / 44.5
    125 / 49
    125 / 49
    160/5'4" - 175/5'9" 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 Layercake, 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.

    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.