She's called Holy Grail for a reason... this beauty, some may call it a human butterfly dress, is really an extremely rare 1970s Indian cotton Adini beauty. The amount of fabric in this dream is truly remarkable, metres upon metres of the finest Indian cotton gauze, she is also lined with a soft cotton slip. She is hand block printed with gold stamping throughout. She is an artisan and beautifully crafted piece, and truly iconic of the decade. She has her original beads on her wrist ties. We really love this beauty here at Pansy, she is one of the most precious pieces we have had the honour of sourcing and selling to date, she is a true rare collectors piece.
She is pretty much free size, we best recommend for up to a UK 16/18.
Bust - Up to 38/40" approx, really hard to get an exact measurement.
Waist - FREE
Length - 58" - 60" staggered length in places due to draping.
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
Please have this lady dry cleaned only. She is in goodvintage condition, I haven't found any visible flaws, just usual vintage wear to be expected.
Please note all Indian Cotton Gauze dresses carry signs of wear due to delicacy of the fabric and the dyes used. No item is ever perfect and will carry charm of its previous life, all main flaws will be noted.
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.
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