Button down shift - Lanky


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Button down shift - Lanky
Button down shift - Lanky
Button down shift - Lanky
Button down shift - Lanky
Button down shift - Lanky
  • Long dress (below knee length) with buttons down front
  • Scooped neckline
  • Loose but sculpted fit
  • Waist tie (can be worn with or without)
  • Pockets in side seam
  • Fabric designed by Dominica Williams in Kalumburu WA
  • Cream and lilac print on navy tencel / linen
  • Hand screen printed in Australia
  • Dress made ethically in Sydney

Artist: Dominia Williams

Dominica Williams is a young Kwini and Gaambera woman from Kalumburu community. 

“My family is from Kalumburu - my grandmother is Wunambal Gaambera, and my great great grandmother is Kwini. I grew up here in Kalumburu but I move around, between Broome, Derby and Kalumburu. 

I like coming to the Strong Women’s Centre - I like to do things like sewing, making earrings and jewellery."

Art story: Lanky

“I did the lanky design for Magpie Goose in 2018, it’s a brolga that became a part of our community. Sylvester found him in the bush when he was a little chick - and he grew him up here in the community. Since then, he was always around, he never left the community. Lanky was part of the community - he was part of us. He was like the next person. The kids loved to play with him. He was a community friend. He would even come to the discos! The dogs chased him a lot. He had a family too of his own. He had a few chicks - with his girlfriend. He would go down to the billabong and wait for his family to come visit him.

When his owner (Sylvester) passed away; after everyone left the grave, he stuck around. He came and sat down at the grave. I think he knew: his dad had passed on. He still came round visiting with his little family. A lot of people fed him. He was OK in everybody's houses. People here were used to him. He was around for three or four years - when I was a teenager.

I reckon Lanky will look good on clothes - people would be proud of him on clothes.”

Size and fit

Measurement is of the garment, in cms.

Pleiades wears size 8 (bust: 86cm, waist: 67cm, hips: 91cm, height: 170cm)

This is a more slim fit than some of our looser styles (e.g. box dress, shift dress - size up from these)

Size 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
bust 84.5 89.5 95 100 105 110 116 121.5 127
waist 76.5 81.5 87 92 97 102.5 108 113.5 119
hips 98.5 104 109 114 119 125 130 136 141
hem circ 96.5 101 107 112 117 122 128 133 139
front length 94 94.3 94.7 95 95.3 96 96.6 97.2 97.8
arm hole circ 46.3 48.4 50.5 52.5 54.5 57 59 61 63.5

Treat me right 

Design is printed on tencel/linen with quality inks and then heat-set; designs are colourfast. Each metre of fabric is hand-printed and is unique - fabulous variations often occur!

Please treat your wearable art with love and care – we recommend cold hand wash, dry in shade, and reverse iron.


Standard Australia Post: AUD $8 (approx 5 business days)

Express Australia Post: AUD $11 (approx 1 - 2 business days)

NZ standard post: $13

NZ express post: $20

Standard International post: AUD $15

Express International Post: AUD $25

Free standard shipping Australia-wide for all orders over $500

All orders are packed and dispatched from Brisbane (Postcode 4101 if you would like to get an estimate from Aus Post). Orders made before 2pm will be posted that day, and after 2pm will be posted next business day. 

Our guarantee: returns and exchanges

We want you to be happy with your Magpie Goose item + for it to fit well. We will exchange, provide a store credit, or provide a refund if your item does not fit or if the piece is not right for you! Full returns policy here.

Button down shift - Lanky
Button down shift - Lanky
Button down shift - Lanky
Button down shift - Lanky
Button down shift - Lanky
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Loving Lanky

This is a beautiful dress, great fit and the print placement is perfect. Lanky is such a fun print! Shopping was easy and the delivery was fast. Thank you!

Bec B.

Such a cute print and love the fit. I don't have much of a waist (and small hips) and this style helps to create some shape. I bought the size 12 and have a 12DD+ bust - I had to safety pin the gap between the top two buttons to stop it from gaping but that's not unusual for me to have to do that. Also love that it has pockets! Yay!

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