The Bellamira

The Bellamira, she is an absolutely stunning late 60s handmade velvet prairie dream in a stunning wine red shade.

Bellamira is a total dream. She has the most amazing cream cotton lace neckline and cuffs, a gorgeous deep open neckline, an empire line waist and long straight sleeves. Her velvet is gorgeous and soft and holds amazing shape. I really love this beauty, it's that beautiful frilly lace which does it for me. I cannot wait to see where she carries on her next life...

This girl measures to approx a UK size 8/10.

Bust - 36"

Empire Waist - 30" - 31"

Length -  56"

For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6. 

Bellamira has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. Please have her dry cleaned or spot clean when needed - do not attempt to wash at home otherwise the her lace may turn pink! Velvet is a luxurious fabric, please always treat her kindly.  She is in good vintage condition.

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.