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 3.9/5
29 July 2020
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This will be a useful all-round dress as soon as the autumn comes.
10 April 2020
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A beautiful dress, fitted perfectly and looks great.
18 March 2020
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This dress is lovely, unusual and painterly with soft green fabric and charming embroidery, and hidden but capacious pockets.
Unfortunately, I can't keep it because it is absolutely ENORMOUS!
I am size 12, and have some loose tunics and smocks that are size 14. So I ordered a size 10-12, the smallest available, thinking that even if the sizing was a bit on the large size it would be OK. But it is 15 inches (I measured) wider than me! It doesn't even look like it is supposed to be like that: the neck slides forwards and the armholes are like wings! I would say it was a spacious size 16, at least.
The company that manufactures them is American, so maybe they got confused? US 12 is UK 16.
Very disappointing.
11 March 2020
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A lovely dress but enormous. Usually a size 20 on reading other reviews I ordered a size smaller, but to no avail, it was gigantic. The neckline was very pretty and material nice, but , sadly, returned.
26 February 2020
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Love it.
21 February 2020
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The picture in the brochure looked promising, and I'm pleased to report that the product lived up to its promise. I expect to wear the garment frequently.