Meet Ivy, she is an incredible late 70s early 80s thick cotton velvet smock dress by Laura Ashley. She has an incredible silhouette with beautiful sleeves, high collar and a beautiful button down yolke with gathering which drapes across the bust beautifully. Her velvet is thick and plush with a beautiful green shade and she also has pockets. Ivy is a wearable and timeless forever dress, I have no doubts that she will be worn and loved forever by her next owner and I can't wait to see where she is headed!
This girl is flexible in size due to her cut. Should work up to a UK size 14/16 nicely.
Bust - up to 45"
Waist - FREE
Length - 47"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
The Ivy has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. She can safely be washed at home on a cool setting. She is in good vintage condition, she has a few minor signs of wear and a few small minor marks in places. ALL vintage velvet comes with small signs of wear to the pile.
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.