The Lavinia Dress - Final Payment 💕


The Lavinia Dress, she is a stunning and SUPER RARE collectors piece Gina Fratini from the mid-late 70s. Her velvet is extremely good quality and heavy, it is a cotton & viscose blend. She is lined.

The Lavinia Dress is quite possibly the rarest and most sought after piece we have had here at Pansy, she is the Holy Grail of vintage velvets, she was lovingly commissioned to us by the wonderful Michele at Secret Parlour Vintage. 

She has an unreal vampy structured cut with square neck and huge statement puffed mutton sleeves with deep button cuffs. She has an empire line silhouette with gathered velvet adding such a flattering and dramatic shape. The best part is, she has pockets.

This dress is undoubtedly a very special collectors piece and the ultimate Heirloom of the full collection.

This girl measures to a UK size 8/10 possibly a small 12, please check measurements. 

Bust - 36"

Waist - 28" - 29"

Shoulder to shoulder - 14"

Length -  56"

For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6  and our model, the gorgeous Jensen is a UK 8/10 and 5"3 in height.

The Lavinia Dress has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. This girl is dry clean only, do not attempt to wash at home. She is in good vintage condition, she has a tiny sign of wear at the corner of her pocket and some very minor signs at the side of her waist. These are so minor and do not detract from this unreal piece.

She has minimal signs of vintage wear. But please bare in mind that our pieces are true vintage, they’ve been danced in and they have been lived in, so all 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.