Meet Blair, she is a beautiful 1980s heavy cotton velvet dream midi dress by Laura Ashley. Blair is epic, and really is a gothic goodie! She has huge mutton sleeves, a princess waistline and a super full skirt with pockets. Like all Laura Ashley dresses she is thick and beautiful quality, she will look so gorgeous when worn, wear her over a frilly collar blouse for a total Princess Diana look!
This girl would work on UK sizes 12 possibly small 14 best.
Bust - up to 36" possibly 37"
Waist - 33" - 34"
Length - 46.5"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
The Blair 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. Her top button at her back has been replaced, it is a different button but this is not noticeable.
ALL vintage velvet comes with small signs of wear to the pile of the fabric. This is part of the charm.
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.