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Cornish Fairing Dress

£75.00 £49.95

MSS March 2018
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100% Linen

Inspired by our popular Rockcliff Shirt, our Cornish Fairing Dress is made from 100% linen with a lovely natural texture and garment-dyed to give it a beautiful deep hue. This easy fit shirt dress falls below the knee and has a full button-through front with a removable waist tie, so you can cinch it in for a more defined shape or wear it loose for a more relaxed look. It has long sleeves with button loops and is finished with side seam pockets and a feature patch pocket on the front. An ideal transition piece - team it with leggings and a jersey top layered underneath when it's cool, and wear it open over a simple vest and linen trousers when the weather warms up.

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* * * * * Rated 5/5 (9 reviews)

Average customer rating 5 out of 5, based on 9 reviews.

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If I was 30 Years Younger .....

I ordered the 14 and 16 having read the other reviews as I was undecided as to whether I wanted it as a dress/long jacket or both. Very sadly they are both going back. It's not the fault of the garments, it's just my current size and shape. Thirty years ago my young size 12 body would have loved it and looked good in it, but now I have had to accept that my 60 year old body just does not feel comfortable in a shirt-waister. The linen is lovely - deep blue and good quality and the length was perfect for me (5ft 6 ins still - just!) , it's just not right now that my waist has disappeared! My husband actually said it looked nice (he says everything is 'nice' so that's not always helpful) but he understood when I said I just didn't feel comfortable in either size. I'm not sure I can comment on the fit since I wasn't happy with either, but as I said, it's me not the dress.

Posted by  •  11th July 2018

Fit: True to Size 
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Cornish Fairing Dress

Bought the dress in a smaller size based on other reviewers' suggestions. It fits ok, though I suspect my regular size will work as well (I prefer a looser fit). Love everything about it, either as a dress or a jacket. Have no problem with the buttons. In fact, I appreciate the thoughtful design of having two hidden buttons across the chest to avoid gaping.

Posted by  •  10th July 2018

Fit: Bigger Fit
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Love it!

I bought this to wear as a jacket. This is perfect at knee length for someone 5'5'' & the colour is deep and matches lots of things. It is thicker than the Seasalt linen dress I have, so a great weight & could be used as a dress as well. Only downside is the buttons - they will all need to be resewn or replaced, as they're starting to fall off before I have worn the item. Same thing happened to my Lottie dress with similar buttons - the threads must snag on the sharp metal interiors. How about some horn or corozo buttons instead.. I like fabric covered buttons but not if they keep falling off. I sized down after looking at the chart & the fit is great. I love the sleeves rolled up & side pockets. Would look great in a moody mauve shade.

Posted by  •  2nd July 2018


Dear linenlover,
Thanks for your review of the Cornish Fairing Dress; great to hear you love the dress and perfect that it can be used as a jacket too. Sorry you encountered an issue with the buttons, one of our Customer Service team will be in touch with you shortly.
Best wishes, Seasalt

Fit: True to Size 
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Lovely linen but a bit boring

Taking head of previoius reviews I sized down to a 14 thoug I'm normally a 16. Well, that didn't work for me. It then became too narrow over the hips for my pearshape and too short for my 5'11". It just looked boring on me despite the rich deep blue colour, the lovely quality linen and a nice shirt dress design. Sorry, but it went back.

Posted by  •  2nd July 2018

Fit: Bigger Fit
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I like the style of this dress, but it was far too long on me, so I have had to return it. Could you not make your dresses in a petite version, for ladies who are about 5ft 3ins tall? I think this dress must have been designed with someone at least 5ft 10ins tall in mind. I'm disappointed!

Posted by  •  10th May 2018

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Fab quality dress

I love this dress, it’s fitted but roomy, good quality linen, flattering shape and length, great rich colour. If I’m being picky, the belt could be a bit more robust and the buttons look cheap. But I’ve seen more expensive dresses than this that are not as good.

Posted by  •  16th April 2018

Fit: Bigger Fit
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Shirt dress

I have yet to wear this and suspect I should have bought the size smaller. Unfortunately, I’ve removed the labels and thrown them away!
Otherwise, I like the material, colour and style of the dress, especially the length. I’m daunted by the short dresses on offer in most shops.

Posted by  •  23rd March 2018

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Cornish Fairing Dress

Ich bin sehr glücklich über diesen Kauf. Das Kleid sitzt perfekt, die Farbe ist wunderschön und die Leinenqualität ist hervorragend. Genau was ich mir gewünschrt habe. Das Kleid ist sehr grosszügig geschnitten, kann gut eine Nummer kleiner gewählt werden.

Posted by  •  6th March 2018


“I am very happy with this purchase. The dress sits perfectly, the colour is wonderful and the linen quality is excellent. Exactly what I wanted. The dress is generously cut, could easily go a size lower.”

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Can't beat Seasalt linen.

Love the Colour the fit the style in fact it's love all round...

Posted by  •  26th February 2018

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