Alice Dress

£ 139.00
Size Size chart XXS
ColourVintage Cream
  • Aug 09, 2024
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This is a pre-order item. Shipping from August 9, 2024

Made ethically in London


The Alice Dress is a vintage inspired design, crafted with delicate fabric that imitates smocking detailing completed with a delicate triple tucked hem line. The neckline is reversible, giving you the option to wear it with a high neckline or with a v-neckline. The removable waist tie allows for a customisable fit; so that you can place the waist band higher or lower depending on your torso length, or wear the dress without the waist band. The Alice Dress is fully lined with organic bamboo to ensure an opaque finish with a breathable material.

A few of our favourite features:

  • Fully lined with breathable organic bamboo material 
  • Discreet hidden pockets
  • Removable and adjustable waistband
  • Reversible neckline
  • Stretchy fabric that is comfortable to wear

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Alice Dress

£ 139.00
Sizing & Shipping

Sizing & Model Information

Sian's measurements are: Bust 35 inches, Waist 26 inches and Hips 35 inches. Sian is 5ft6 and is wearing size S.

Gabrielle's measurements are: Bust 32G, Waist 35 inches. Gabrielle is 5ft7 and wears a size up from her usual size, opting for a more loose fit. She is wearing a size XL.

The Alice Dress is made with stretchy fabric allowing for a degree of flexibility in the sizing. To find the perfect fit we recommend using our Size Guide. If you are between sizes we recommend sizing down for a tighter more bodycon style fit, or size up for a slightly looser fit.

Shipping

We offer free shipping on orders over £50 within the UK.

Free shipping thresholds are available to other destinations. See our Shipping Services for more information.

Easy Returns

Return within 30 days of delivery for a refund or exchange.

Fabric & Sustainability

Fabric

Main: 51% Rec. polyester, 47% polyester, 2% Elastane
Lining: 68% Bamboo, 28% Cotton, 4% Elastane

The recycled percentage of this fabric is formed from post-consumer recycled products produced from recycled plastic bottles.
The fabrics are sourced from GRS-approved traders, knitters, and dye houses, and our fabric supplier is also GRS-approved, so the Global Recycled Standard chain is complete.

Fabric Composition: 68% Bamboo, 28% Cotton, 4% Elastane

Our Bamboo 213 fabric is naturally antibacterial, deodorising, and temperature-regulating, making it ideal for comfortable all-day wear. It is double-layered in this garment to provide a supportive, flattering, and smoothing fit.

Certification:
This fabric is certified organic by the Organic Content Standard (OCS), a voluntary global standard that sets the criteria for third-party certification of organic materials and chain of custody. The fabric mill creating this material is OEKO-TEX 100 certified, ensuring no harmful chemicals are used in production. OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. This guarantees the highest levels of quality and sustainability, giving you peace of mind with every wear.

Key Features:
* Organic natural fibres ensure breathability
* Naturally antibacterial and deodorising
* Temperature-regulating
* Double-layered for support and smooth fit
* Smooth and soft hand-feel to provide ultimate comfort
* Contains stretch

Sustainability

Fabric: Global Recycled Standard certified fabric. Milled and dyed in the UK. The fabric mill is located 2 hours drive from our garment makers, creating a localised supply chain through the production process.

People: the garment is sewn ethically in London, UK, and made by expert sewing machinists, paid above a living wage. AYM is a member of 'Brighton Living Wage Organisation' which raises awareness of the importance of paying a living wage.

Packaging: All paper and card packaging, including boxes, swing tags, and box inserts, are produced using FSC® responsible paper and card. They can be biodegraded or recycled after use. The garment bags protect the product to stop damage during storage and transit. These bags use a D2W biodegradable material.

To learn more about what we are doing to be more sustainable, visit our 'Sustainability' page.

How we make the Alice Dress

Alice Dress

The Alice Dress is made ethically by our expert sewing machinists, who are passionate about creating high quality clothing that will last.

Fabric: Global Recycled Standard certified fabric. Milled and dyed in the UK. The fabric mill is located 2 hours drive from our garment makers, creating a localised supply chain through the production process.

People: the garment is sewn ethically in London, UK, and made by expert sewing machinists, paid above a living wage. AYM is a member of 'Brighton Living Wage Organisation' which raises awareness of the importance of paying a living wage.

Packaging: All paper and card packaging, including boxes, swing tags, and box inserts, are produced using FSC® responsible paper and card. They can be biodegraded or recycled after use. The garment bags protect the product to stop damage during storage and transit. These bags use a D2W biodegradable material.

To learn more about what we are doing to be more sustainable, visit our 'Sustainability' page.

Thoughtful Fabric

On the Alice Dress we have chosen the following fabric because it best suits the fit and durability requirements of this style.

Main: 51% Rec. polyester, 47% polyester, 2% Elastane
Lining: 68% Bamboo, 28% Cotton, 4% Elastane

The recycled percentage of this fabric is formed from post-consumer recycled products produced from recycled plastic bottles.
The fabrics are sourced from GRS-approved traders, knitters, and dye houses, and our fabric supplier is also GRS-approved, so the Global Recycled Standard chain is complete.

Fabric Composition: 68% Bamboo, 28% Cotton, 4% Elastane

Our Bamboo 213 fabric is naturally antibacterial, deodorising, and temperature-regulating, making it ideal for comfortable all-day wear. It is double-layered in this garment to provide a supportive, flattering, and smoothing fit.

Certification:
This fabric is certified organic by the Organic Content Standard (OCS), a voluntary global standard that sets the criteria for third-party certification of organic materials and chain of custody. The fabric mill creating this material is OEKO-TEX 100 certified, ensuring no harmful chemicals are used in production. OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. This guarantees the highest levels of quality and sustainability, giving you peace of mind with every wear.

Key Features:
* Organic natural fibres ensure breathability
* Naturally antibacterial and deodorising
* Temperature-regulating
* Double-layered for support and smooth fit
* Smooth and soft hand-feel to provide ultimate comfort
* Contains stretch

This fabric is OKEO-TEX 100 certified and is made in a mill that ensures the highest level of quality.

Alice Dress in detail

Carefully considered fabric

We have selected fabric that pays homage to the traditional smocking techniques of Julian's original designs. The fabrics have been chosen for their delicate finishes, comfort and durability.

Thoughtful design details

Created in collaboration with Julian. Our Alice Dress is inspired by original designs from the 1980s and 1990s. This design combines function and form, with thoughtful design details that put comfort and wearability at it's very core.


AYM x Julian Mary and Me

The story for this collection starts with a treasured family heirloom: an intricately smocked cotton nightdress belonging to Alie’s grandmum.

A chance encounter between Alie and Julian - a fellow designer from Sussex, England who crafted the nightdress in the 1990s - led to them discovering a shared appreciation for the quality of handmade garments. And from that, the AYM x Julian Mary and Me collaboration was born.

This six-piece collection is designed thoughtfully against the backdrop of the quintessential British countryside and is inspired by the beautiful smocking techniques Julian used 30 years ago. “This has felt like a reawakening of a long lost, cherished friendship,”she said.

We hope these designs echoing the traditional craft of English dressmaking spark joy and nostalgia, and become a treasured part of your story. Wouldn’t it be lovely to pass them down through generations in your own family, like the heirloom nightdress in Alie’s.