The Blue Orchid

Meet Blue Orchid, she is a STUNNING late 70s Laura Ashley made in Carno pretty cotton prairie dream in a midaxi length, in a stunning deep blue shade. She has a beautiful frill neckline which can be worn on and off the shoulder, puff sleeves, nipped in waist with matching sash and super full skirt with flounce. Her print is bohemian and delicate, and paired with sandals this beauty will have the ultimate summer vibe.. I just know she is going to be well loved and treasured whilst on her next venture..

This girl measures to approx UK size 10/12

Bust - up to 40"

Waist - 31"

Length - 50"

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

The Blue Orchid 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.