Bessie Coleman Women's Dress Moonstone Cotton with Cornflower Hand Smocking


Named after the first African-American woman to earn her pilot’s license comes a new nightgown for Women.  Following the footsteps of her trailblazing namesake, this gown introduces a new silhouette into our hand smocked range: the dress features a regiment of neat pin tucks on the front bodice for an easy slimline silhouette through the body complimented by rich hand smocked detailing on the cuff and the back. 

Made from acres of cool white cotton, the graceful shape is enhanced by a wealth of soft details: our signature gathered collar hand stitched with a cross stitch finish, generous blouson sleeves,  hand smocked, frill cuffs and a dainty front button placket with pairs of diminutive buttons. And because daredevils always have one more surprise up their sleeve, the back of this dress features a stunning central smocked motif, adding gentle swing to the silhouette as you make your twirls - as Queen of the loop-the-loops, we think Bessie would approve!

  • Hand smocked
  • Front button placket
  • Frill collar
  • 100% cotton
  • Machine wash
  • Wash with similar colours


neck to hem at centre


 S/M /

UK 6-10 / USA 2-6

110 115 53

M/L /

UK 12-16 / USA 8-12 

114 118 55

All of our pieces are designed to be passed down generations when handled with care.

  • Gentle machine or hand wash at low temperature with mild detergent
  • Slow spin with very low centrifuge. Spinning Smocks at high speeds may dislodge stitches and risks damaging the hand work
  • Air dry if possible
  • Iron at low temperatures
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Keep away from fire
  • Standard UK delivery is free for orders over £100. For orders under £100 delivery is £4.95 (Standard delivery) and £9.50 for Express delivery. 

    We deliver internationally and shipping is calculated automatically at the checkout.

    We offer delivery to the USA with either a postal service (approx 10 days) or a faster courier service with DHL (approx 5 days). Delivery to the USA is FREE for orders over $250.

    If your country is not listed below, please email us for an International Shipping quote. 

    All overseas orders are shipped duties unpaid, therefore orders shipped outside of the UK may be subject to VAT, customs taxes and duties. This cost is the responsibility of the customer and is payable on receipt of goods. Please check your local customs tax and duty costs as duties must be paid before the goods are released.


    Delivery Service Cost Delivery Duration 
    UK Standard £4.95 3 - 5 days
    UK Express £9.50 Next working day if ordered before noon (*orders placed on a non working day will be delivered after 2 working days)


    £15 Approx 5 working days

    Japan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, India, Singapore

    USA, Canada (postal service)








    Approx 10 working days 

    Approx 10 days 


    Approx 5 days

    Australia £20
    Approx 10 working days

    Middle East

    Approx 10 working days

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