Maria Montessori Women's Dress with Bellini Hand Smocking


Named after the champion of children and one of the world’s great educational innovators comes this effortless midi length nightgown. The sweeping a-line silhouette is crowned with a stunning bishop smock featuring mirrored four step trellis stitch zigzags in lustrous bellini threads and finished with a gentle frill edge framing the décolleté.  The dress fastens with diminutive buttons and a deep front button placket suitable for nursing or a plunging neckline. Generous 3/4 sleeves are finished with a spill of beautiful frills and hand smocking, completing the easy breezy elegant look of this timeless dress.

Please note cotton used for production is slightly thicker than the sample shown and is not sheer.

  • Hand smocked
  • Button fastening
  • 100% cotton
  • Machine wash
  • Wash with similar colours


Centre Front

SHORT SLEEVE (CM) ARMHOLE (CM) neckline to armpit


UK 8-16 / USA 2-10 

150 115 54 30

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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