Frill dress, Black - Tupuānuku print

This little gem is our Frill dress, it's based on a tall t.shirt fit.  It's sizing is relaxed (so not to baggy and not to tight), comes with short sleeves and the length stops above the knee.  You can style this dress up and down (depending on the look you want...
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This little gem is our Frill dress, it's based on a tall t.shirt fit.  It's sizing is relaxed (so not to baggy and not to tight), comes with short sleeves and the length stops above the knee.  You can style this dress up and down (depending on the look you want to achieve).  They are super comfy and are set to become a customer favourite x

Created in limited runs, so you'll have to be quick to purchase, as they sell fast.


About the print: Tupuānuku

This print is based on the star Tupuānuku, one of the stars in the Matariki Constellation, she is connected to food grown in the ground, all cultivated and uncultivated food products. If she is shining bright when Matariki rises it is said the kai from the ground will be plentiful for that coming year.

The image of the wāhine (woman) is our interpretation of Tupuānuku, drawn with the raranga (weaving) pattern Rau Kumara (leaves of the kumara plant) in the background. On either side of her are four crosses representing purapura whetu (a tukutuku pattern for stars) to symbolise the Matariki constellation (she is the ninth star). Her moko kauae (chin) shows the connection between the stars and us here on the whenua (land).


This garment is our short sleeve frill dress, styled from the tall tee, with a frill hem.  The fitting of this garment is relaxed, which means there is a bit of room in the sizing.  We still recommend you choose the size that would normally fit you e.g. size 14 girls would fit a size LRG nicely.

We have found the length of these dresses with the frill hem to be quite long, on our model they seem mid thigh, but on us girls in the workshop, they came just above the knee, so expect some variation on length according to your body shape.



Our model Tyeisha (dark hair) is wearing a size LRG and Arby (blonde hair) is wearing a size 2XL.


SML: Size 10

MED: Size 12

LRG: Size 14

XLG: Size 16

2XL: Size 18/20

***photo included with measurement details***


Fabric details:

- Regular-Relaxed fit
- Crew neck, extra long body roughly 10cm longer than standard tees
- Mid weight, 180 GSM, 26-singles
- 100% combed cotton (marles 15% viscose)
- Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage.


***COLOUR VARIATION - Please note while all measures are taken to ensure the colouring of our photos match the actual product, there may be slight variations due to device colour matching***

Care instructions:

We recommend washing in machine with cold water.  Do not use any washing detergents that contain bleach.

Once washed, dry garment flat. Do not hang or put in direct sunlight or it will fade and/or lose its shape.

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Nichola - Contemporary Māori Designs from Aotearoa
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Hamilton 3210
New Zealand.


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P.O. Box 1217
Hamilton 3210
New Zealand.

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Hine R.
New Zealand New Zealand
Love this dress

Comfortable good length I wear size 18-20

Jacquelyn P.
New Zealand New Zealand

Everyone loved my panikuti at the Māori Maternal Mental Health Wananga. It arrived very fast in the post, Ngā mihi

Kathleen C.
New Zealand New Zealand

I love my dress love the fit. It took next to no time to arrive. Thank you so much.

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