Colette Women's Dress Swallowtail Needlecord with Hedgerow Hand Smocking


The Colette Dress, for women of style and substance. Named after the French writer famed for capturing the complexity of female existence in prose, comes a dress that celebrates femininity in every stitch and swish.  The high frill neckline, set in sleeve and long line length give the dress its poise and elegance, while generous frills, deep hand smocked cuffs, puff sleeve and dainty fabric buttons give it unmistakeable feminine flair. Made from a heavenly deep navy needlecord reminiscent of the deep blue tails of swallows and emblazoned with row upon row of dusky pink and berry zigzag trellis stitches in "Hedgerow" , this hand smocked sensation represents everything Smock London loves best - exquisite fabrics, superlative stitching, generous frills and a delicious dose of Winter colour.  The dress fastens with loop buttons on the front, it ties with a detachable sash. 

  • Hand smocked
  • 100% cotton
  • Pockets
  • Detachable Tie Sash
  • Machine wash cool
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Hand smocked cuffs
  • Loop Button fastening on front
  • Frill collar


S/M size is designed to fit UK size 8-12 / US size 0-6: It measures approx. 129cm from neckline to hemline on the front, 

will fit chest 82 - 100cm with a sleeve measurement of 69cm from shoulder seam to cuff frill. 

M/L size is designed to fit UK size 14-18 /US size 08 - 14: It measures approx. 135cm from neckline to hemline on the front, 

will fit chest 100 - 112cm with a sleeve measurements of 74cm from shoulder seam to cuff frill.

* Measurements are approximate. As a handmade item there will be natural variation across pieces.


    Due the way our hand smocked pieces are pleated and sewn, our clothes offer a very versatile fit - there is natural stretch in all hand pleated smocks. For this reason we offer fewer, bridge sizes. This means more room for growth and less waste. 

    Below you will find measurements for our Girls' and Women's Sizes. Please note that as our pieces are made by hand, there will be natural variation between pieces so the measurements below are approximate.  If you have any questions, do come and talk to us

    All measurements in centimetres.

    Kids Sizing

    Kid's Fit

    In general our girl's fit is “Classic British” meaning dresses are designed to hit just below the knee and blouses sit at the lower waist level. At the beginning of the age range dresses will reach to mid calf; at the upper end of the range they will hit above the knee. 

    Most of our styles will comfortably fit your child beyond the age range specified: elasticated sleeves, tie straps and sashes allow you get as much as possible from each outfit. Better for you and better for the planet.

    Women's sizing

    Nightdress Sizing

    Smock London delivers to the all areas of the United Kingdom. Standard delivery is free for orders over £100. For orders under £100 delivery is £4.95 (Standard delivery) and £9.50 for Express delivery. 

    We also 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 $200.

    If your country is not listed below, please drop us a line for an International Shipping quote. We will always do our best to get your bright bundle to you as quickly as possible.

    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)


    Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
    £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

    Bahrain, Brunei, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia

    Approx 10 working days

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