Smock dress - Lanky


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Smock dress - Lanky
Smock dress - Lanky
Smock dress - Lanky
Smock dress - Lanky
Smock dress - Lanky
Smock dress - Lanky
  • scooped neckline on front 
  • Baby doll / smock style
  • Buttons down the front (works for breastfeeding)
  • Gathered waist
  • Pockets in side seams
  • Loose oversized fit
  • above knee length
  • Fabric designed by Dominica Williams
  • Cream and lilac print on tencel linen
  • Hand screen printed
  • Dress made ethically in Sydney

Artist: Dominica 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.

Mundanara wears size 12, she is 164cm tall, bust: 108cm, waist: 100cm, hips: 120cm.

Kimberley wears size 8, bust: 94cm, waist: 82cm, hips: 107cm, height 177cm. . 

Size 6 8 10 12 14 16
bust (cms) 98 103 108 113 118 123
bottom hem width (cms) 160 165 170 175 180 185
length (from scooped neck to hem) 82.72 83.36 84 84.64 85.25 85.92


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.

Smock dress - Lanky
Smock dress - Lanky
Smock dress - Lanky
Smock dress - Lanky
Smock dress - Lanky
Smock dress - Lanky
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I just love it

My new favourite dress. I wear it embarrassingly often. It's so beautifully comfortable and cool. Being petite and *****, I often struggle to find things that fit well but the cut of the smock dress is just perfect. I also had a really good customer service experience. I made a mistake in my order, and the Magpie Goose team were so helpful in getting it sorted. Beautiful clothes, great team, couldn't recommend them more.

Helen N.
Australia Australia
Amazing quality

I love the fit of the dress, especially around the shoulders. The fabric is beautifully soft to the touch and the pockets are super handy.

Olivia S.
Australia Australia
Smock - Lanky

I bought as a gift for my wife. She loves the fit and feel, this is the second dress we have purchased and she loves them both.

Dan P.
Australia Australia
Love love love my Lanky Dress!

This dress is the best! It's so comfortable, and I always get soo many compliments on it when I wear it! I love wearing something that is designed and produced by Indigenous Australian ladies. I love supporting the business, because of the way it is supporting Indigenous Australian women. LOOOVE my Lanky Dress!

Emma E.
Australia Australia
Love magpie goose

Lovely piece of clothing. Love the story behind the clothes and supporting the artists. Constructive feedback is the dress is massive for the size (very baggy and sizing runs large). I was also disappointed the print on it is plastic-like, looks cheap and worried it will peel in the wash and wear out quickly??

Sian T.
Australia Australia
Magpie Goose

Hi Sian - it's a water-based standard screen printing ink. It's definitely sturdy - will not wash off or wear out quickly, it's hand made and built to last. Happy to exchange or refund if it's not what you are after. Best, team MG.