Layercake Linen Gather Dress
Layercake Linen Gather Dress
Layercake Linen Gather Dress
Layercake Linen Gather Dress
Layercake Linen Gather Dress
Layercake Linen Gather Dress
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Layercake Linen Gather Dress

Regular price £275.00
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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 and lengths before you order. For detailed garment measurements, click on the fit guide, below the product description.

With its elegant Dolman sleeves, the Gather Dress is the fourth Layercake in the collection that offers a flexible fit. Depending on your bust measurement, you may find that you can size down from your usual Layercake size. This feature is enhanced by the generously gathered skirt, which allows you to be able to wear the dress with ease rather than risking the dress to be wearing you(!)

The Gather Dress has our signature big pockets, and is available in our customary choice of 4 sizes and 3 lengths. For detailed measurements, see the fit guide below.

The picture with the outfits shows, from the left:
* Long Gather Dress in Rust Diamonds with a Smock in Peacock Cross-weave
* Medium length Gather Dress in Teal Sky Cross-weave Linen with Cocoon set of Love Top and Baggies in Turmeric Organic Cotton
* Medium length Gather Dress in Papaya Cross-weave Linen with a Long Duster in Hay Cross-weave Linen

“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.
Please note: we are out of stock of Pinstripe and Violet, so please refrain from choosing either of those. Bitter Lime is back in stock!

To order:

  1. Pick a colour from the big picture with the list of names and swatches.
  2. Select the colour "my choice", select your size, 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.

Gather Dress
4 sizes and three lengths, 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. NOTE: length measurements are taken from the top of the shoulder straight down to the bottom hem.

Size Underarm
cm / in
cm / in
cm / in
Petite length
cm / in
Regular length
cm / in
Long Length cm / in
0 110 / 43 122 / 48 188 / 74 105 / 41.5 117 / 46 127 / 50
122 / 48
132 / 52
204 / 80
105 / 41.5
117 / 46
127 / 50
134 / 53
142 / 56
219 / 86
105 / 41.5
117 / 46
127 / 50
146 / 58
155 / 61
234 / 92
105 / 41.5
117 / 46
127 / 50


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.

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.