Meet Larkspur, she is an OUTSTANDING AND RARE 1970s bohemian prairie dream dress crafted in the most gorgeous natural cotton. Honestly, Larkspur is a dream dress! She has the most amazing contrasting prints, with arts and crafts printed panelling around her bodice, sleeves and lower skirt and she has a beautiful delicate floral print to her body on a gorgeous cream base. Her details and silhouette are sublime, with amazing flutter sleeves and a deep neckline with tie detailing across her chest, she also has gorgeous cotton lace trims. Larkspur is one of those very very special vintage dresses, that carry that essence of seventies female energy perfectly. I cannot wait to see where she is headed, although I will for sure miss her when she is gone.
This girl measures to approx UK size 12, but would also work on a UK 10 nicely.
Bust - 38"
Waist - 32" - 33" - does sit high
Length - 59"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
The Larkspur 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, including what looks like some minor and slight colour bleed at her hem, this is not noticeable at all, see last photo for more.
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.