Meet Ethel, she is a beautiful late 60s dreamie by Cornell, her skirt is crafted from a plush blue velvet and her bodice is made from a crepe style manmade fibre. Ethel has a classic edwardian silhouette with high collar, straight sleeves and a nipped in waist with a gorgeous belt. Her blue velvet is beautiful and plush, with a gorgeous bright sheen, she is a really gorgeous dress.
This girl would work on UK sizes 10 small 12 best.
Bust - up to 38"
Waist - 29.5"
Length - 56"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
The Ethel has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. Dry Clean Only. She is in good vintage condition, she has a few minor signs of wear, including a small mark on her skirt and a few small nicks to her bodice. These are minor and do not detract. Her belt is also missing a few gems. This has all been reflected in her price.
ALL vintage velvet comes with small signs of wear to the pile of the fabric. This is part of the charm.
This beauty has minimal signs of vintage wear, but please bear in mind that our pieces are true vintage, they’ve been danced in and they have been lived in, so all of our garments will carry your usual signs of vintage wear. Anything that we think is outside of what would class as usual vintage wear, we will state.
Here at Pansy we know vintage sizes are very different from modern sizes, and we pride ourselves on offering accurate measurements with approximate modern UK sizing to ensure a your Pansy purchases will be a good fit.
Although we do offer approx modern sizing it is also very helpful if you know your own measurements. If you are unsure of these, an easy way of estimating them is measuring one of your own garments, that fits well, laid flat. Measure in inches, across from pit to pit, flat across the waist and double both of these measurements. Our length measurements are mostly taken from the highest point of the shoulder to the hem.