Meet Pre Raphaelite, she is a STUNNING and truly rare 1970s velvet dream dress by Marion Donaldson. This beauty is quite literally a dream come true, and is honestly one of my absolute favourites ever, and is also my absolute favourite Marion Donaldson I have ever sourced! She has incredible satin style billowing sleeves with beautiful frill cuffs and a gorgeous empire line waist. Her velvet is a beautiful soft shade of brown and she has gorgeous trims. I hope Pre Raphaelite finds the best home.
This girl measures to approx UK size 6/8, could also easily work on a UK 4.
Bust - up to 33"
Empire Waist - 29" - 30"
Length - 55.5"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
The Pre Raphaelite 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, like ALL vintage velvet pieces there are areas of wear to her 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.