The Calathea

Meet Calathea, she is a beautiful easy breezy cotton prairie dream by Richard Shops. This beauty is the ultimate sunshine dress! She has the most gorgeous relaxed silhouette with elasticated bardot neckline, shirred stretchy waist, puff sleeves and a tiered skirt. She has the ultimate contrasting print and colour combo too, in such beautiful summery shades! Dress her up or down, Calathea is gonna make you very happy this summer and for many more summers to come!

This girl is quite flexible in size, but would best suit UK sizes 6/8/10.

Bust - up to 38"

Waist -  up to 32" 

Length -  57"

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

The Calathea 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 including a few faint marks. These aren't really noticeable and blend into the ruching well. She has one on her bodice and a couple on her skirt, see photos. This as been reflected in her price.

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.