Corde du Roi Dress

ITEM CODE: 23515
Cotton corduroy dress with pretty, floral embroidery inspired by a 19th-century smock, with pin-tucked details and buttoned to the waist. The term ‘corduroy’ was first coined in th...
Cotton corduroy dress with pretty, floral embroidery inspired by a 19th-century smock, with pin-tucked details and buttoned to the waist. The term ‘corduroy’ was first coined in the 18th century and is widely believed to have been derived from the French translation ‘corde du roi’, ‘the cord of the king’. Corduroy evolved from the ancient cotton weave known as ‘fustian’. This manufactured textile existed for thousands of years before it came to acquire the name of corduroy, and expensive fustian (corduroy) textiles were worn by King Henry VIII in the 16th century.

Made exclusively for Museum Selection.
Size & Additional Information
Colour: Green
121cm long
Buttoned to the Waist
Machine Washable
Full length sleeves
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Overall product rating 4.4/5
By Ms Eleanor S Crane
16 December 2021
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Dress is lovely, good fit and quality and much admired. Glad I risked it.
07 December 2021
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Absolutely happy with this dress. I will buy another colour in the future.
By Mrs Angela Bidmead
03 December 2021
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So soft and comfortable, easy to care for.
15 October 2021
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Wife likes the quality and style
15 October 2021
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Think I posted this in the first part
By sonia blake
12 October 2021
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I have bought several dresses from this site because they are so unusual and well made. They are not cheap but you can pick up some real bargains in the sales. With this particular dress, a green corduroy I was a little disappointed. It's well made but the material is very thin which for me was surprising as previous experience with this fabric is that it is quite thick and plush and warm. This one is not. However, with boots and a warm jacket it is my new winter dress and it is nice apart from the thiness of the material.
By Jacqueline Taylor
22 September 2021
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Item was as shown in brochure
By Ms Brittany Mahmood
16 August 2021
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Briliant, it works on all levels
By Mr Richard Maslen
03 June 2021
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Lived up to all expectations; superb gift
12 March 2021
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Fits well, looks good and was competitive value. Arrived a bit crunched up and in need of an iron.