The Bisque

Meet Bisque, she is an absolutely stunning and super RARE 1970s cotton prairie beauty by one of the best boutique labels of the time Travers Tempos. This beauty is outstanding, I have never seen a travers dress like this in all of my years hunting out the best treasure. She has a beautiful soft floral print which is made of soft mauvey pinks and delicate browns. She has a smocked bodice which is so flattering and smocked shoulders and cuffs. Her skirt is beautiful and flowing with so much fabric. Honestly, I love Bisque and I love vintage smocking, it is the best and dresses like tis rarely ever come up for sale. I hope she finds the best home!

This girl is quite flexible in size due to her smocked bodice, would work on UK sizes 8/10/12 nicely. The measurements below could probably stretch a little further when worn too.

Bust - up to 36" - 37"

Waist - up to 32" - 33"

Length -  55.5"

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

The Bisque 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, she has a few slight faint marks in places and slight darkening under her arms, nothing major and does not detract. These have been reflected in her price, Travers Tempos dresses are insanely rare and collectible, and without these minor flaws would be priced around £175.

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.