Meet Orchid Rose, she is an EPIC and truly outstanding cotton prairie smock dress, which I suspect is Laura Ashley but her tags are missing. Orchid Rose is a romantic spring dream, with delicate rose print, oversized frill yoke with pintuck detailing, pie crust collar and pockets. Orchid Rose was purchased for myself, I am a UK size 12/14 and although she fitted, her collar was too snug for me, I am truly gutted to be letting this one go!
This girl would work on UK sizes 6/8/10 best.
Bust - up to 42" - free fitting smock cut.
Waist - FREE
Length - 51"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
Orchid Rose 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.
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.