The Bird of paradise

Meet Bird of Paradise, she is an epic and unbelievably rare 70s cotton prairie dream dress by Samuel Sherman, who is an absolutely iconic designer of the time. This beauty is just phenomenal. She has the most amazing wallpaper stripe botanical floral print in an epic colourway, this is the kind of print which you only ever find on truly amazing vintage pieces, and it is truly rare to find prints as good as this. She has a stunning silhouette, with ruffle detailing on her bodice, sweet puff sleeves with a pleated cuff, a nipped in waist and button detailing at her bust. Honestly, this is up there with my all time best finds. I secretly don't want to sell her, but seeing her happy with one of you will make that so worth it. 

This girl measures to approx UK size 8/10.

Bust - 36"

Waist - 28"

Length -  57"

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

The Bird of Paradise 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.

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.