The Byzantine

Meet Byzantine, she is a truly stunning handmade 1970s crushed velvet midi dress dream! Byzantine has a STUNNING cut, with the most gorgeous shaped sleeves and neckline, she is also smocky without her belt. She has beautiful pink lace detailing and the most beautiful vibrant crushed velvet fabric. Byzantine is the perfect midi dress from Heirlooms this year, she will look so beautiful teamed with boots!


This girl would work on UK sizes 6/8/10/12 best.

Bust - up to 38"

Waist - FREE - to be cinched with her belt

Length -  47"

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

The Byzantine has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. Dry Clean Only. She is in good vintage condition, she has a few minor signs of wear, most notably some slight discolouration and other small signs of wear on her satin frills.

ALL vintage velvet comes with small signs of wear to the pile of the fabric. This is part of the charm.

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.