Our dress is crafted from organic needlecord with slender wales for a soft handle. Shaped with a neat band collar, defined by ties at the waist, then finished with buttoned cuffs.
Organic 21 Wale needlecord. Band collar. Bib panel. Bracelet-length sleeves. Buttoned cuffs. Waist ties. Lower-calf length. Horn buttons.
Machine wash 30ºC. 100% organic cotton.
Made in China.
These cotton fibres have been grown in a chemical and pesticide free environment.
Size & Fit
Regular fit. Length: Lower calf. Sleeves: Bracelet length.
Front length from side neck point for size 8 is 125cm.
Studio model Mollee is 5ft 9in/175cm tall and is wearing a size 8.
Delivery & Returns
Free standard delivery on full price orders over £125.
Standard Delivery: £3.00
Express Delivery: £5.00
Next Working Day Delivery: £7.00
Before 12pm Next Working Day Delivery: £13.00
Free returns (subject to our returns policy).
£3 returns charge on sale-only orders.
Please refer to our delivery & returns policies for more information.
The History of Corduroy
Corduroy chimes perfectly with the conker-brown and mustard shades, deep-lapel collars and wide, high-waisted trousers of the 1970s. During the decade, it was buoyed by the sartorial choices of Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot (who between them could render anything iconic).
Today, corduroy is a celebration of quirky glamour. It is practical without being drab; plush without being flashy. 1970s intellectuals doubtless appreciated corduroy for its durability as well as its looks. What they would also have known and what has been almost forgotten since is that its status as anti-establishment badge of cool was no accident. In fact, for much of the 19th century, corduroy was a symbol both of working-class identity and political radicalism.
Corduroy Care Guide
Corduroy is a material favoured for its durability and velvety touch.
There is no real consensus on the origins of corduroy, but it is thought to have been invented in the Egyptian city of Fustat, where a heavy cotton cloth with a raised sheared nap was created, similar to that of velvet or moleskin.
The cloth was brought to Europe in medieval times by Italian and Spanish merchants. It was used to line gowns for warmth and for a fashionable, padded look. The ridges or ribs – known as “wales”, came about as a means of strengthening the fabric and extending its lifespan. Corduroy can have anywhere from 1.5 to 21 wales per inch, though it is typically between 10 to 12.
At TOAST, we like corduroy for its supple, velvety feel, and its casual, practical look.
How to wash
We recommend to wash your cord inside out and with buttons and zips closed, on 30 degrees or on a cool setting.
Try not to overload your machine to avoid friction. Abrasion to the surface of cord can damage the pile and alter the texture.
How to dry & store
For the best result, shake out cord garments after washing. Smooth down the seams, pockets and plackets and hang to air dry – this will avoid the need to iron your garment.
To store, it is best to hang your cord up.