Meet Oyster, she is a SUPER RARE 1970s cotton blend Mexican dream dress. These precious Mexican dresses are HOLY GRAIL of 70s fashion, and are always coveted among collectors. Oyster has an amazing silhouette, with square neckline, a nipped in waist and a super full skirt. She is unbelievable flowing trumpet sleeves with a huge floaty flare and is adorned in the most gorgeous lace and ribbon details. What I love about these Mexican dresses is the intricate pintucking, every inch of this beauty has been perfectly pleated, its mesmerising. I can't wait to see where Oyster is headed!
This girl would work on UK sizes 6/8 small waisted 10 best.
Bust - 34"
Waist - 26"
Length - 60"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
The Oyster 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.
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.