in the press

Checked Flower Smocked Dress

Rachel Riley

Checked Flower Smocked Dress


Back by popular demand, this dress was a firm customer favorite! In soft yellow checked cotton with hints of pink and green with detailed hand-smocked floral design across the bodice. With traditional styling, and sweet peter pan collar beautifully finished with a pink piping trim. Fully lined with a button opening and sash to tie at the back.

100% cotton

Machine wash with similar colors. Medium steam iron.

Rachel Riley

The Person

Rachel Riley grew up in London & has enjoyed a lifelong passion for the classic designs and glamorous style of the 50's & 60's.

A designer & pattern-cutter, Rachel created her brand in 1998 when her three children were young, designing & making clothes for family and friends.

With Rachel's initiative, energy & creative flair, the company flourished & grew from a small mailorder business to a globally-recognized brand, enjoying a reputation for classic, beautifully designed, well-made clothes, all with her personal quest for style, quality & value.

Rachel Riley

the brand

Rachel Riley is a British award-winning children's clothing brand

Based in central London, we design, manufacture, retail and wholesale classic luxury childrenswear

Our collections are best known for quality and style, with prints designed in-house, and traditional craftsmanship, such as hand embroidery, hand smocking, fine soft fabrics and attention to detail

Rachel Riley represents excellence & expertise in children's fashion, with over twenty years' experience & international acclaim

With one shop in London, the flagship store on Marylebone High Street & websites in both sterling & US dollars, Rachel Riley collections for baby, girls & boys, from 1 month to 14 years, can be found in more than 110 stockists in the UK & across the world - in the finest department stores, independent shops & childrenswear websites

Our Workshop

Loire Valley, France

In 1994 Rachel set up an atelier with local seamstresses and pattern-cutters, this was the beginning of her childrenswear business

This workshop uses traditional techniques, and had now been making samples & special orders, and cutting and grading patterns for over twenty years.

Rachel Riley has many years experience in designing, creating and making childrens clothes

In 1997 she bought the machinery from a local workshop making baby shoes & kids leather slippers. She had her machinists trained in the techniques of making these classic styles, with shoe lasts originating from the 1930's

These are still made in the traditional way, stitched on the outside, much like assembling a garment, hand-turned & heated on child-sized shoe forms. These range from layette size 16 which fits a baby of one month to size 40 for a  special occassion

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