The Lyric Dress

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Limited edition of 50 pieces worldwide.

Crafted from French silk cotton, the COMMON HOURS Lyric Dress features a custom hand-drawn placement print showcasing the lyrics to ‘Pictures of You’, most famously performed by The Cure, rendered in endless repetition.

This piece has an exaggerated fit and flare silhouette with a loosely fitted bodice. An extravagant hem circumference draws emphasis to the waist. An under-sleeve cut-out relaxes the inset oversized box sleeves. The dress features discreet internal binds and French seam finishes, which speak to the brand’s pursuit for impeccable craftsmanship inside and out, offered unlined for a semi-sheer appearance. Fasten with thread covered hooks and a hand-embroidered thread loop at the centre front, and define the silhouette with a generous matching waist tie.

Every panel of the dress features meticulous hand-written lyrics designed to wrap around the body perfectly. Discreet hand-embroidered passages in tonal thread elevate the piece to new heights, impressing the core values of Common Hours: art (through music, literature or imagery), exceptional compositions and time.

  • Details

    White ash to smoke grey ombré gradient
    Custom-designed placement print incorporating handwritten lyrics
    Fine internal binds and French seam finishes
    Exaggerated fit and flare silhouette
    Loosely fitted bodice and waist
    Extravagant hem circumference
    Inset oversized box sleeves
    Under-sleeve cut-outs
    Wide printed waist tie
    Inseam side pockets
    Narrow roulette and hand-embroidered thread loops for alternate fastening options and Japanese thread covered hooks and hand embroidered thread loop fastening at centre front

  • Licensing

    License details as follows:

    ‘Pictures of You’
    Written by Robert Smith/Simon Gallup/Porl Thompson/Boris Williams/Roger O’Donnell/Laurence Tolhurst)
    © Fiction Songs LTD/Universal Music Publishing PTY LTD. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Reprinted with permission.

Size and fit

One size fits most
Slips on and closes with matching belt
Narrow roulette and hand-embroidered thread loops for alternate fastening options


Silk cotton blend milled and digitally printed in France at Maison Bucol, a luxury mill owned by the Hermès Group
61% cotton and 39% silk blend